“As a city of immigrants, New York is home to a significant immigrant population who deserve proper identification,” said Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez. “This municipal ID card will provide access to a broad range of services to the undocumented and provide access to important opportunities for these community members.”

“The Federation is delighted to be working with IDNYC to connect New Yorkers with the safe, affordable financial services that credit unions provide,” said Cathie Mahon, President and CEO of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. “Starting today, New Yorkers who may have previously been unbanked can open checking and savings accounts, begin to grow and protect their assets, and access credit at the fair rates and in the safe environment of a credit union.”

“We’re proud to stand with Mayor de Blasio and announce today that Amalgamated Bank will accept the new municipal ID card as identification at all of our retail branches across the city,” said Amalgamated Bank President and CEO Keith Mestrich. “Amalgamated’s mission is to make sure everyone has access to affordable banking services and the opportunity to achieve financial stability; this new, free ID is an important way to reach communities that are so often left out or face barriers to high-quality financial services.”

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