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HearingTransportation and Public SafetyCommitteeSenator Bobby Joe Champion
SF 271
Driver’s License For All
 
 
SF 271, Why this is important?
•It’s a public safety issue, and affects all of us.
 
Creates safer roads.
Increases the number of insured drivers.
Decreases the number of car accidents.
Protects the civil rights of all our residents.
Creates family stability and healthier communities.
Promotes integration and collaboration between the immigrant community and localgovernments.
We all win:
In 2010 the Latino buying power in Minnesota totaled $ 5.1 billion.
Source 1
Latino-owned businesses had sales and receipts of $ 1.6 billion and employed 5,970 people inMinnesota. Source
1
If all unauthorized immigrant were removed from Minnesota, the state would lose $ 4.4 billionin economic activity, $2.0 billion in gross state product and approximately 24,299 jobs.
Source 1
We all win, businesses will be better equipped to recruit and retain workers, workers will havethe ability have access and mobility to jobs. We can help to create financial stability in our communities of color.
Economy
Immigrants boost taxrevenue and enlargetaxpayer base
 As baby boomers retire, immigrants will increasingly be critical for continued economic growthand ensuring a steady flow of new workers.
The U.S. needs new taxpayers to help fund Social Security and Medicare and new workers to
fill retirees’ positions and provide health care services.
Source 2
Minnesota’s
future
Immigrants and their children are fundamentalto secure a better futurefor all Minnesotans
Source 1, Immigrant Policy Center 2010Source 2 Council of the Americas 2013
 
ONE
BIG
FACT:
 Almost 80% of all people in Minnesota drive alone to get to work!
0.00%
10.00%20.00%30.00%40.00%50.00%60.00%70.00%80.00%
90.00%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2011Drive AloneCar Pool
Work at Home
Public Transportation

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