“Coloradans need identification documents for many reasons, and generally need several documents proving name, age, identity, and citizenship in order to get a Colorado-issued identification card,” said state Rep. Daneya Esgar (D-Pueblo), who sponsored legislation, passed by the Colorado House Monday, that would help Colorado residents get a state-issued identification card. “Without an identification card, Colorado residents cannot open bank accounts, cash a check, pick up a prescription, or access health care, housing, employment, and public benefits. During this economic crisis with thousands of Coloradans losing their jobs, healthcare, and even their housing, we must do everything we can to make it easier for folks to get back on their feet. And that includes ensuring that the cost of an ID is not a barrier to getting back to work.”
James O'Rourke is a part-time freelance journalist based in Boulder, Colorado. In May 2021, he graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor's Degree in Classics, in addition to earning a Certificate in Writing. For business inquiries or feedback, you can reach him at [email protected]
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