Need a new license, a new national program can help

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Over 20 million Americans lack the ID they need to live full lives. At Project ID, we help members of our communities obtain the IDs they need for jobs, housing, health care, and, most importantly, identity.

Studies estimate that over 21 million eligible voters lack a government-issued ID. The number is far bigger when you add non-eligible voters. At first glance, that may not seem like an urgent problem. If you don’t drive, what do you even need it for?

Turns out, a lot. Applying for housing? ID. Need government benefits or healthcare? ID. Want to open a bank account, cash a check, get paid by your employer? ID. Traveling by air? ID. (By 2020, you’ll need federal ID to fly!) Applying for a job? Many large office buildings won’t even let you past the doorman without an ID. Job-hunting becomes a lot more difficult when you can’t even get in the building for an interview. Mailing Christmas gifts to friends and family? Photo ID required, according to new government regulations on shipping.

Our mission is simple – to help everyone obtain the identification they need to achieve their goals and fully participate in public life. We pay all fees and work with clients in 12 states (and growing) to help them through every phase of the process.

The applicant must gather documentation – things like birth certificates, naturalization papers, social security cards, official court documents for anyone who has changed their name and/or gender marker, and proof of residence. Original copies are usually required, which can cost money to obtain.

If you’re missing paperwork, we’ll pay for it and do all the bureaucratic back-and-forth for you. If you don’t have a car or can’t afford gas right now, we’ll drive you to the DMV. If an application is confusing, our experts are here to help.

To contact Project ID call this number: 318-317-3231 or visit the Project ID website.

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