Scotty County Community ID Press Conference
Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 am
417 N Main St
Davenport, IA (map)
Quad Cities Interfaith, PACG Board of Directors and Civil Rights Forum, and others
The PACG Board of Directors agreed to support the initiative by our friends at Quad Cities Interfaith to provide residents with county identification. Below is a letter regarding a press conference asking the Scott County (Iowa) Board of Supervisors to begin to implement an ID system. Read more about this project here. We encourage our community to become involved with this campaign.
Do you support immigrants, returning citizens, people experiencing homelessness, and their basic right to an identity? Do you support everyone having access to the most basic economic and social aspects of everyday life? Do you want to stand with us in solidarity?
Quad Cities Interfaith, in coalition with 17 organizations and over 200 individuals, is asking Scott County Supervisors to implement a Scott County Community ID. Join us on Saturday Oct. 29th at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church for a press conference on this important campaign! We will present statistical and social service aspects of the programs, as well as the personal perspectives of directly impacted community members.
A first of its kind in the QCA, community identifications are being proposed and supported by elected officials across the Quad Cities! The City of Moline is already moving forward with conversations about a community ID! Earlier this month at a City Council meeting, in collaboration with QCI Leaders, Alderman Alvaro Macias presented on the benefits of a community ID. Come learn more about it!
Speakers at the press conference will include:
Alvaro Macias, City of Moline Alderman
Gloria Mancilla, Quad Cities Interfaith Leader and St. Anthony’s Hispanic Food Pantry Coordinator
Yasmin Gabriel, Quad Cities Interfaith Leader
Ashley Velez, Humility Homes and Services Executive Director
Alex Manuel, Quad Cities Interfaith Youth Leader
Quad Cities Interfaith