Welcome to the site of the National Town Hall on REAL ID sponsored jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the State of California.
The webcast will occur on Tuesday, May 1st from 10 AM to 2 PM Pacific Time. You may submit comments via an email link that will be provided on this website approximately 90 minutes before the broadcast.
The topics to be addressed include: consumer issues, verification, privacy/security, funding, and law enforcement.
I'm not anticipating a discussion of American principles of freedom that preclude national identification schemes from a free society.
I expect to hear, "This is what we're doing. Here is how it works. Those against it are stupid and/or don't care about the country. We're the government; trust us. Thanks for coming! Now go get your ID."