Organizations have launched a nationwide campaign to engage the public in the debate over what would be the first national identification document. These transpartisan, nonpartisan, privacy, consumer, civil liberty, civil rights, and immigrant organizations have joined in this unique public education project because the REAL ID proposal put forth by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would harm our lives in a multitude of ways every day. The proposed regulations set requirements that states must follow to have their state issued identification documents accepted for federal purposes, like getting on an airplane or entering a government building, including courthouses.
Do you really want the same guys who think that shampoo is too dangerous to go in your carry on to force you to carry a national ID? Isn't that what a passport is for?
Comments are due today by 5 p.m. EST. DHS announced Monday that they're accepting comments by email as well.
firstname.lastname@example.org is the address. Emails must have DHS-2006-0030 in the subject line.
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