Living in Suspension

For many in Illinois, a suspended driver’s license means a suspended life.

Read our report “Living in Suspension: Consequences of Driver’s License Suspension Policies,” to learn about what happens to real Illinoisans when government agencies use driver’s license suspension as a debt collection tool.

If you find these stories compelling, please consider sharing the report. See below for sample language for Facebook and Twitter.

#StopSuspendingLives 

Twitter

  • Tweet this: “80% of Illinoisans drive to work. But thousands in IL have a #SuspendedLicense for non-moving violations, even if their driving record is perfect. Suspending licenses suspends lives. Read @ChiJobsCouncil’s report to learn more. #StopSuspendingLives cjc.net/livinginsuspension”
  • Tweet this: “In IL, we suspend driver’s licenses when people fail to pay parking tickets & dozens of other reasons unrelated to driving. The consequences are life changing. “Living in Suspension” report by @ChiJobsCouncil has details. #StopSuspendingLives cjc.net/livinginsuspension”
  • Tweet this: “When LaSheria lost her driver’s license because of decade old parking tickets, it cost her a job, landed her in jail, and put her life on hold. Read her story in “Living in Suspension” by @ChiJobsCouncil. cjc.net/livinginsuspension #StopSuspendingLives”
  • Tweet this: “Xavier is a father, football coach, & graphic designer. W/o a driver’s license, he has trouble supporting himself & his children. He’s trapped in a bureaucracy, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Read the report from @ChiJobsCouncil. #StopSuspendingLives cjc.net/livinginsuspension”

Facebook

  • “When the government takes away the licenses of perfectly safe drivers, employers lose workers, and workers lose jobs. Check out the new report “Living in Suspension” from the @ChicagoJobsCouncil to learn how suspending a driver’s license means suspending a career. #StopSuspendingLives https://cjc.net/policy-advocacy/living-in-suspension/”
  • “When LaSheria lost her driver’s license because of decade old parking tickets, it cost her a job, landed her in jail, forced her to move across the country, and put her life on hold. Read her story in “Living in Suspension” by the @ChicagoJobsCouncil. https://cjc.net/policy-advocacy/living-in-suspension/ #StopSuspendingLives”
  • “State and local governments are suspending driver’s licenses to squeeze debt payments from drivers, even when they have perfect driving records. The result is excessive bureaucracy keeping thousands of Illinoisans from work and independence. Read the new report “Living in Suspension” by the @ChicagoJobsCouncil to learn more. #StopSuspendingLives https://cjc.net/policy-advocacy/living-in-suspension/”
  • “Xavier is a father, football coach, and graphic designer. Without a driver’s license, he has trouble supporting himself & his children. He’s trapped with no hope of getting his license back. Read his story in the new report from the @ChicagoJobsCouncil. #StopSuspendingLives https://cjc.net/policy-advocacy/living-in-suspension/”
  • “Taking away driver’s licenses from parents with good driving records is a family sentence. “This has placed a negative impact on my life and my son who was a straight A student who almost got kicked out of school because of his attendance trying to get me back-and-forth to work,” said one 37 year old mother from north of Rockford about her suspended license. To learn more about this story and others like it, check out the new report “Living in Suspension” from the @ChicagoJobsCouncil. #StopSuspendingLives https://cjc.net/policy-advocacy/living-in-suspension/”

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