Act Now to End Debt-Based Driver License Suspensions in Oregon

TAKE ACTION NOW

Debt-based driver license suspensions are a poverty penalty that punishes people solely because they are poor. The law needs to be changed, and you can help.

Your lawmakers are considering HB 2614, which would end debt-based driver license suspensions, and they need to hear from you. Use the form below to contact your legislators and let them know you support this common-sense bill!

Access to a valid driver license is essential in Oregon to drive to and from work, school, job interviews, medical appointments, the grocery store, or religious services. Suspending driver licenses based on traffic fines is an ineffective way to raise revenue and it entrenches low-income people into cycles of poverty, debt, and incarceration from which it is difficult to break free.

Ask your legislators to end this ineffective and unfair practice and to vote “yes” on HB 2614.

Message Recipients:
Your State Senator
Your State House Representative

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Your Message

As your constituent, I urge you to support and vote yes on HB 2614, which would end the harmful and ineffective practice of suspending the driver licenses of people who are unable to pay traffic fines in Oregon.

Debt-based license suspensions are not about safety, they are about poverty. Taking a driver license away when someone is unable to pay a fine or fee doesn't make our roads safer. Instead, it unfairly places hurdles in front of people seeking to support themselves and their family, trapping Oregonians in a vicious and often inescapable cycle of poverty and entanglement with the justice system.

Please vote yes on HB 2614 and fix this counterproductive law.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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