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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Community Input

July 12, 2017 6:01 PM


The Common Council recently approved a resolution to explore the creation of a Municipal ID Card. This ID would be issued by the City of Madison with a primary focus of trying to reach populations that could benefit from having an ID, who for whatever reason do not currently have a government-issued ID. According to the research, there are several factors that support municipal ID's because it: is a simple and cost-effective way to make a meaningful difference in the daily lives of community members; it can be a powerful symbol of inclusion and welcoming towards marginalized community members; increases the ability for undocumented community members to report crimes without fear of retribution; allows for true and correct gender identity reflection for transgender community members; assists members of the homeless community to acquire a government issued ID; and a pathway for local governments to empower its citizens to address policies on a broader platform, with regard to immigrant rights, economic inequities, and racial justice.

In response to this resolution, Madison Public Library has been asked to seek information from the community on how a Municipal ID card could function for people in Madison.

We are beginning a conversation with agencies and organization throughout the city whose clientele may benefit from gaining access to this Municipal ID. We would like your input.

Name of your Organization/Agency:

Would a City ID be beneficial to your clients/users of your facilities, products, or services? Yes_____ No______

If yes, What benefits would an ID card bring to your clients?

If no, What are your concerns?

Anything else you would like to share?

It would be best if we would receive your response by Tuesday, July 18, 2017, but we will continue to accept your input beyond that date.

Thank you.

NOTICE: The Madison Municipal ID may not be used for state assistance or presented as valid identification for voting purposes. 

I apologize if you receive this request more than once. We are trying to be as comprehensive as we can for getting input and there may be some duplication.

Greg Mickells, Library Director

Madison Public Library, 201 W Mifflin St

Madison, WI 53703

Office: 608-267-1184




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