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CVFM Sends Letter to Northfield City Council in Support of Municipal ID Program

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Being without a photo ID is unsettling.   Having one issued by the community you live, work and study in, extends a strong welcome and gives confidence.  Such IDs have been in place across the country since 2007 in cities like NYC, Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Phoenix.  They have also been adopted by smaller cities, like Northfield, and by counties.  They simply are a photo ID for people who are otherwise not able to have such an ID.

Linne Jensen, Clerk of Cannon Valley Friends Meeting, wrote a letter to the Northfield City Council on behalf of the Meeting in support the Municipal ID Program.  Please click on the link below to view the letter, as well as a letter from Angelique Dietz, and a basic explanation of the benefits of having a Northfield Municipal ID.

The Municipal ID issue is being considered by the Northfield City Council at its working session on the topic on Tuesday, Sept. 12th.   A voting date is expected later this fall.  Eveyone is encouraged to show up at the Sept. 12th City Council Meeting, as well as on the voting date once it's set, as a show of support.  If the City Council approves, Northfield would become the first city in Minnesota to adopt a Municipal ID.