El Paso Residents to Collect Thousands of Petitions to ask City Council to Pass Ordinance
BNHR PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH MUNICIPAL ID CAMPAIGN
When: Wednesday, December 10th Starting at 11 AM
Where: BNHR Offices (2115 N. Piedras Street)
El Paso, TX. In the context of the celebration of the International Human Rights Day, December the 10th, the Border Network for Human Rights along with residents of the City of El Paso, is launching a major campaign for an El Paso Municipal Identification for all residents of the city and for those in our community that lack any kind of identification.
Details of the benefits of this potential program will presented at the press conference including a petition drive to collect thousands of signatures from El Paso residents asking City Council members to pass an ordinance instituting such a municipal identification.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees that “Everyone shall have the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law”. The lack of proper identification documents leads to situation where individuals are subjected to civil and constitutional rights abuses and creates an atmosphere of insecurity and reduces chances for prosperity.