Mass Catholic Conference

Statement of the Massachusetts Bishop’s – Vote Yes on 4

Vote Yes on Question 4

In June of this year the Massachusetts legislature overwhelmingly passed into law a bill which provides a path for Massachusetts residents without immigration status the ability to obtain a driver’s license. That bill was not only supported by the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts, but also by the majority of the state’s sheriffs, district attorneys, as well as the Major City Chiefs of Police Association. The law has numerous identification and safety provisions which will make our roads safer for all operators of motor vehicles. It will also finally provide immigrants, who are too often marginalized, the opportunity to legally drive to work, the grocery store, medical appointments, childcare, school and other essential tasks without the fear of violating the law.

The Bishops of the four Dioceses in Massachusetts urge voters to join thirteen other states and vote Yes on Question 4.