Know Your Rights

Know your rights
No Drivers License Clinic, NDLC

Neighborhood Organizing
ECH works with neighborhood groups in Durham & Orange counties to empower individuals & groups to affect change in their own communities.

Advocacy and Coalition Building
ECH works in collaboration with partner organizations and Hispanic/Latino community leaders in Durham & Orange counties to build political power and influence public policy.
Civic Engagement
Community Outreach Workers educate and mobilize community. Staff , volunteers and community members go to neighborhoods and events to interact with the community to educate about the issues that are affecting us as community.
Voter Registration Drives
ECH educates & registers potential voters in Orange & Durham counties.

Faith ID Drives
An ID is just a piece of plastic until a human being gives it a name, a face, and a story, and a community gives it value and integrity.

What is the purpose of the FaithAction ID card program?
To build greater understanding, trust and cooperation between local law enforcement and other local sectors, and our diverse community. Our goal is to create a safer, more inclusive and united communities for all people in North Carolina.

Who has a FaithAction ID card?
Over 10,000 North Carolina residents now have a FaithAction (or network partner) ID card. This number includes new immigrants and refugees in North Carolina, as well as homeless and elderly individuals, people recently returning from jail, and those who support a diverse and inclusive community (including religious and city leaders, and state representatives).
Why is the FaithAction ID program needed?

Many North Carolina residents, including many citizens, do not have the necessary requirements to receive a state issued ID card. They may urgently need and be required to prove their identity for numerous reasons each day. The FaithAction ID card provides residents with a verifiable form of identification that can be used as a tool by law enforcement, health centers, businesses and cultural arts organizations to better identify, serve, and protect them. The card also establishes membership to FaithAction and other network partners.

What are the limitations of the FaithAction ID card?
The FaithAction ID card is not a state issued form of identification (and clearly notes this fact on the back of the card), or a driver’s license. It cannot be used to vote, and does not entitle card holders to any social welfare benefits.

What are the requirements to receive an ID card?
All participants must attend an ID drive, in which they are required to listen to a 30 min orientation on the benefits and limitations of the card, and then go through a vetting process in which they must provide proof of address and identity. The required list of approved documents have been agreed upon by local law enforcement partners, and all those at the document check station have been trained. An immigration attorney or paralegal is present at each table if there are questions, and police can also be called upon to verify certain document requirements.

What community partners currently support the program?
Numerous law enforcement departments have expressed support of the program and participated in ID drives, along with several major health centers, and over 25 businesses and cultural arts organizations. Recently the city of Cincinnati, Ohio became the first partner outside of North Carolina to join the Faith Action ID network, and we also recently trained partners in Houston, Texas. Current supporters include:

Sheriff Offices

  • Forsyth, Moore, and Orange
  • County Sheriff Offices

Police Departments

  • Greensboro, Winston-Salem,
  • Burlington, Graham, Elon, Mebane,
  • Gibsonville, Chapel Hill, Carrboro,
  • Durham, Robbins, Asheboro, and
  • Roanoke Rapids Police,
  • Hillsborough

Health Center

  • Wake Forest Baptist Hospital/Faith
  • Health NC, Novant Health, and
  • Moses Cone Health network,
  • Samaritan Health Center

What is the FaithAction ID network?
A collection of nonprofit organizations, faith communities, and community groups that partner together to establish and host FaithAction ID card drives in several counties throughout North Carolina and Ohio. All partners have agreed to utilize the exact same FaithAction ID drive and dialogue model, and vetting system. Partners also participate in monthly calls to share updates and best practices. Current partners include:

◊ FaithAction International House

◊ Hispanic League

◊ FaithHealth NC

◊ El Centro Hispano

◊ Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

◊ The Latin American Coalition

◊ The North Carolina Council of Churches

◊ Asheboro and Robbins Unidos

◊ Latino Commission on Aids

◊ Catholic Charities of SW Ohio

◊ Metro Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati