Business Supports L2W
Community organizations, business leaders, and worker advocates are raising a united voice against excessive driver’s license suspensions. Join our business supporters by sending the letter below.
BlueEarth Deconstruction, St. Charles: “I've been supporting an effort to reduce excessive driver's license suspensions that prevent people from getting to work reliably, finding jobs, and much more. There are a lot of businesses hit by this who can't fill shifts or suffer when their workers don't have reliable transportation.”
Chicago Scaffolding Inc.,
Chicago Great Lakes Yard, Chicago Scott Simpson Builders,
Northbrook Xced Design Build, Chicago: “Losing the ability to work or to be able to get to and from work in no way helps any individual advance themselves or be able to provide for themselves, their families or any government entity wishing to collect monies due.”
To Our Elected Leaders and Policymakers,
We respectfully submit this letter of support for the License to Work Act. We want the best for our communities, our employees, and our companies. That’s why we support ending driver’s license suspension as a penalty for non-driving violations like parking tickets.
When the licenses of good drivers are suspended, we all pay. Individuals can become trapped in cycles of debt, which can impede their ability to focus at work. We scramble to fill shifts when people can’t get to work. Sometimes, we’re forced to replace good workers. We want to do business in a stable, predictable environment, and it can be difficult to do that when our workers and their families have driving abilities taken away without good reason.
The current law does not reflect our priorities, as businesses, or as people. When individuals are left with no way to get to work or bring their kids to school besides driving illegally, it also puts an unnecessary burden on the criminal justice system. We would like to allow the police, courts, and justice system to prioritize keeping our roads, communities, and workplaces safe. And we would like to see good drivers prioritize getting to work, bringing their kids to school, and moving past what’s on their record.
We hope you’ll consider the common sense solutions in the License to Work Act. Please support HB3052/SB1786.