The lack of photo identification is a real problem for many types of local residents.
Immigrants and other vulnerable populations often lack a government-issued photo ID card. As a result, they face numerous and significant challenges. For example, they may face difficulty in cashing a check, registering their children for school, picking their children up from school, getting a prescription filled, or visiting a doctor. Residents without identification can feel at risk when they interact with police. Without an ID, immigrants, homeless individuals, foster youth, senior citizens, transgender individuals, and others cannot show where they live.
Municipal ID cards are an easy and effective solution to this problem.
An easy, effective, and legal solution exists. Municipalities across the country have launched identification card programs. They are a simple and cost-effective way to address these issues and build community.
Download the ACLU of Kansas Fact Sheet on Municipal ID Cards below!