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Emily Bellamy


Emily Bellamy, a Black woman, is struggling to support her four young children by working in a daycare facility. Her driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets received in 2018. Bellamy could earn additional money by working as a home health aide and by cleaning vacation condominiums. But she cannot get these jobs without a valid driver’s license since the positions require driving between work sites. Because she cannot drive, Bellamy is also unable to care for her ill mother and must pay for car rides to get her daughter to and from school and herself to and from work.