San Rafael Immigrants Prepare for New Drivers License Law

Over 330 Marin Organizing Committee leaders packed a church gymnasium in San Rafael for a workshop on AB60, signed by Governor Brown last year, which grants valid California drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants beginning in 2015.

MOC leaders actively supported the legislation last year, meeting with the author Assembly Member Alejo early in the process and securing the support of Assembly Member Marc Levine. Because few free and low-cost resources are available to families that want to apply or study for the written test, MOC leaders have taken matters into their own hands, meeting with DMV officials and preparing their own educational materials.

"We're not waiting for the experts to tell us what to do," said Cristina Garcia, a leader with Parent Services Project. "We are becoming the experts."

In San Rafael, Immigrants Prepare for New Drivers' License Law, Marin Organizing Committee