Show your support for state ID modernization by reaching out to committee members in the Senate and House. Their contact information is below. If helpful, a sample script is available at the bottom of this post.
SB0196 and HB0421 would modernize state ID laws to utilize self-attestation of gender and add an unspecified gender marker. A driver’s license with the incorrect gender “outs” a transgender person in any situation where they need to show their license, such as travelling, applying for jobs or schools, entering any public establishments that require ID, or obtaining any other benefits that require proof of identity. Driver’s licenses that do not match a transgender person’s lived gender can expose them to a variety of negative outcomes, such as unnecessary scrutiny by law enforcement, denial of housing, employment, health or public benefits, and verbal harassment or physical violence. Read more about the issue here.
Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee // SB 192
Environment and Transportation Committee // HB421
My name is _____________ and I live in ___________. I am calling/emailing in support of SB196/HB421. An undesignated gender marker allows for more accuracy for people who are not represented by “M” or “F,” and gives a privacy option for anyone who does not want to disclose their gender. Furthermore, self-attestation of gender removes a barrier to accuracy for many individuals. Please support SB196/HB421.