|Last week, the Massachusetts House and Senate both voted to override the Governor’s veto on the Work and Family Mobility Act. This means that Massachusetts is now officially the 17th state to pass driver’s license legislation! Email your State Legislator(s) today to thank them for voting to override the Governor’s veto.
MIRA would like to express our immense gratitude and to applaud the hard work of the Driving Families Forward Coalition and the strategic and inclusive leadership of Natalicia Tracy (Brazilian Worker Center), Dálida Rocha (SEIU 32BJ), Lenita Reason (Brazilian Worker Center), and Chrystel Murrieta Ruiz (SEIU 32BJ). Thank you as well to all of our members for their hard work on and dedication to this bill – some have been advocating for over twenty years!
Please note: While the bill is officially law, it does not become effective until July 2023. MIRA will work as part of the Driving Families Forward Coalition to ensure that the implementation of the new law is as inclusive as possible and without burdensome requirements, and we will continue to provide you with updates.
There is only a month and a half left in the current legislative session, and MIRA continues to push the State House on other critical pieces of legislation. The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security has until June 24th to take action on the Safe Communities Act this session, and legislators need to hear from you. Please send them a message now to show your support!
Similarly, the Language Access and Inclusion Act was recently favorably reported out of committee; keep an eye out for next steps that you can take to make sure this vital bill gets a floor vote.
We still have a lot of work ahead of us in the coming weeks, but we can also take some time to celebrate. We invite you to join the Driving Families Forward Coalition this Saturday to celebrate this momentous victory.
Tune in to the coalition’s Twitter, and Facebook page for the details.