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Veteran ID Card Law Passed

by Laura 3. August 2015 11:38
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Veterans will no longer have to produce a military service record or other documentation to prove their military service thanks to Congress’s approval of the creation of a new veterans’ identification card. Veterans have had to carry around forms, such as the “DD-214”, which contain sensitive personal information such as Social Security numbers. Carrying such documentation puts veterans at an increased risk of identity theft. 
 
Both the House and Senate votes were unanimous, proving that this will be a great benefit to our veterans. President Obama is also expected to sign the bill. Currently, the VA does offer some veterans ID cards, such as those in the VA health system. However, there is a large population of veterans who have no easy way of proving their military service.
 
Not only will this bill allow veterans to take advantage of several discounts and services offered by businesses, it will also make it more convenient – with less risk to their personal information – to prove their veteran status. 

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ID cards in the news: IDNYC

by Maggie 26. May 2015 10:07
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“8 Million New Yorkers. 1 Card For All Of Us!”

Starting in January of 2015, New York has been issuing free municipal identification cards for all New York City residents…and the line is out the door and wrapped around the city.

What is IDNYC?

It's a government-issued photo ID card available to all New York City residents over the age of 14, including undocumented immigrants, who in the past had no identification they could use to access services such as open a bank account, use a city library or use to pay utilities.

“IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.”

The goals of this new card are to enhance public safety, grant access to services to the public, and provide a series of benefits to cardholders, like free one-year membership to museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.

Right away, the demand was overwhelming! Lines were wrapped around the building and appointments were booked up to six months to get an ID card

Over 100,000 New Yorkers have already benefited from this, and a projected half a million immigrants will benefit from the card.

Although there have been concerns regarding some potential negatives of this card, there have already been a lot of positive outcomes.

Here are just a few:
• The increased access to cultural institutions is creating an erudite population.
• Identification decreases the number of individuals who are arrested for not being able to verify their identity, which reduces stress on the overwhelmed courts and crowded prisons.
• Identification (while not providing work authorization) legitimizes a person in an employer’s eyes.

Identification is something we often take for granted-until we don’t have it. It is easy to overlook how essential identification is to thrive in a community.

This movement is spreading to other cities, providing new opportunities for those who didn’t have means to identification before. With safety and the well-being of city residents in mind, this new municipal identification program is doing great things to build a strong community and enhance the city experience of all city residents. What a great way to contribute to the beautiful American melting pot!

For answers to IDNYC FAQs visit: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/frequently-asked-questions/frequently-asked-questions.page

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Voter ID cards are an essential part of the upcoming election

by david 18. September 2012 09:05
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One pressing issue surrounding the upcoming presidential election is that of voter identification. Several states have recently implemented controversial voter ID laws that raise questions and concerns for many citizens. What is considered proper identification? What about those currently registered to vote who do not have the proper ID cards? And, most importantly, what about those people that will be excluded from the pending election due to improper identification – the elderly, impoverished, and students?
 
More than 30 states have enacted a voter identification law, aimed at preventing voter fraud. Those that oppose the laws are low-income voters and minorities who might not have access to a state-issued ID card. Proponents of the law argue that proper identification is a critical way to avoid voter fraud.  
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The voter ID issue is becoming central as local and state governments prepare for the election in November. What’s your take on the controversy? 
 
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If you have questions regarding incorporating a photo identification system to create voter ID cards, contact one of our identification system specialists at 1.866.438.4553 or email me today!
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