Community IDs Aren’t Only for Immigrants

Article by: Jennie Belle, Immigration and Farmworkers Director

In the midst of election season, I have been reminded once again of the importance of having an ID in order to vote. When I went to my polling place (which I did early), I was well aware that although the controversial photo ID requirement was repealed by federal courts in July 2016, there are some cases in which you could be asked to show some form of identification. I am lucky that I have that identification, but others such as the homeless, those who are low-income, the elderly,



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