Join us in the fight to get Illinoisans back on the road.


Petition the City

The City of Chicago doesn’t have to suspend driver’s licenses over ticket debt. They chose to. Tell them to knock it off.

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Join the Campaign

Sign on to join the statewide coalition in supporting the License to Work Act so that we can keep people driving and working.

The License to Work Act eliminates driver’s license suspension as a penalty for non-driving violations, including:

o Falling behind on payment of tickets, fines, fees, or tollway violations
o Being judged to be a “truant minor”
o Criminal trespass to a vehicle, and a handful of other non-driving violations

It also allows an individual whose license was suspended under any of these provisions to have their license reinstated.

By joining the coalition, you'll be added to the list of supporters on our materials and will receive periodic updates and action alerts about the campaign.


*Please list your organization's name EXACTLY as you would like it to appear on fact sheets and other campaign materials.
Please make sure you have authority to sign onto the campaign on behalf of your organization (we will be listing only organizations, not individuals). If you do NOT have authorization to sign on your organization, please send the information of the person(s) in your organization who can sign on - we'd love to have your organization on board!

When licenses are suspended for failure to pay parking tickets, individuals, employers and communities suffer.

Living in Suspension Consequences of Driver’s License Suspension Policies  |  february 2018 | Chicago jobs council report




Contact Your State Representative Today and Ask Them to Support the License to Work Act!

There are three ways that you can act NOW to support the License to Work Act


Call your representative.

Call and say the following (please feel free to share a personal story as well):

Hi, my name is ______ and I'm from ______. I'm asking that you support SB2411, the License to Work Act.

We need to stop taking away driver's licenses from people with parking ticket debt, and other things unrelated to driving. [Personal story if you have one.] License suspension should be for dangerous driving, not debt.

Thank you.

You can find your state representative's office number by submitting your address in the search tool below.


You can also print out this postcard below mail it to your representatives to show your support!


Email your representative. 

Fill out and submit this action alert to let Illinois lawmakers know that you support the License to Work Act and they should too!



Share on social.

Access and share the License2Work social media toolkit to help spread the word! We have a number of posts and images for you to use to lift up the campaign and educate your audience on why it is so important to stop fines and fees from causing families to be #DrivenIntoDebt.




If you, or someone you know, has had their driver's license suspended for non-driving violations, contact us today. We would love to connect, hear your story, and learn how the loss of your license impacted you .

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