'I Drive Colorado' works to help undocumented immigrants receive a driver's license

Published: Dec. 1, 2015 at 7:52 PM MST
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Advocacy groups across the state launched the ‘I Drive Colorado’ campaign Tuesday, aiming to help those who are undocumented receive a drivers license.

Tuesday, outside the Grand Junction DMV office, the Hispanic Affairs Project spoke about why the ‘I Drive Colorado' campaign is important.

The campaign collects stories from those who have struggled with obtaining a license due to the current process in Colorado.

Currently, there are only three offices, out of the 15 in the state, offering licenses with limited appointments available, for undocumented immigrants.

“We want to make sure everybody has had the eye test, the driving test exam, and make sure everybody understands the laws of the road, and make everybody safe especially here in Colorado,” said ‘I Drive Colorado’ advocate Estrella Ruiz.

The ‘I Drive Colorado’ campaign is backed by Colorado Chiefs of Police and County Sheriffs of Colorado. The campaign wants to improve the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act passed in 2013.