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Mass NOW Chapter Meeting: Drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants

January 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mass NOW members, join our monthly chapter meetings to hear updates on our legislative agenda and participate in consciousness raisings with our diverse, multi-generational feminist community. Over dessert and wine, we strengthen our personal narratives and educate our communities about our priority issue areas. No expertise necessary!

Did you know 78% of workers in our Commonwealth rely on personal vehicles to get to work? However currently in Massachusetts, you can’t get a driver’s license without proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence. For as many as 250,000 undocumented immigrants in our communities, this can create enormous hardships.

Mass NOW has endorsed the Work and Family Mobility Act. This bill would enable all qualified state residents to apply for a standard state driver’s license, regardless of immigrant status, while keeping our Commonwealth in full compliance with REAL ID requirements.

Register now and meet us online to learn more about the the Work and Family Mobility Act and how to take action.

This month we’ll be joined by Hiba Senhaj from the Driving Families Forward coalition.

 

Hiba Senhaj (she/her/hers) is an Associate at Field First. Hiba started at Field First in 2019 as a Northeastern Co-op working on issue-based legislative campaigns, presidential engagement and electoral work at the municipal level in Boston and across the Cape. Post co-op, she transitioned into a Deputy Associate where she continued and expanded her work before being hired as an Associate post-graduation. Hiba brings her diverse experiences and skill-set in graphic design, social media, campaign planning and communications as she continues her work on issue-based legislative campaigns, voter engagement and electoral work at the federal, state and municipal level.

Hiba graduated from Northeastern with a B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs, with concentrations in European and Middle Eastern politics and a minor in Arabic. While at Northeastern, Hiba studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium and Amman, Jordan. She also completed co-ops at Pine Street Inn, the largest provider of services to homeless men and women in New England, and New Profit, a pioneering venture philanthropy fund. Hiba also completed an internship at the European Parliament where she first-hand explored the systems and politics behind the European Union. Hiba is a proud first-generation Moroccan-American and lives right by the beach in Quincy.

 

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Date:
January 26, 2022
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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