Matt Roberts, Director of Communications
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Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and her fellow secretaries of state across the country have formally called on congress to enact legislation requiring federal agencies to recognize the designated addresses of Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participants.
Thirty-six ACP’s around the country help victims of domestic violence, sexual offenses, and/or stalking or other crimes from being located by the perpetrator through public records. The program provides a substitute address and confidential mail forwarding services to individuals and families in their respective states.
The formal declaration was passed by the membership of the National Association of Secretaries of State at the annual summer meeting in Indianapolis.
“Our participants encounter mind-numbing hurdles when trying to access the simple services provided by the federal government,” said Secretary Reagan. “Congress can easily address these problems by introducing legislation requiring agencies like the Department of Housing, Social Security Administration and Department of Transportation to accept the substitute address issued by our programs.
“We at NASS, look forward to working with congress and the experts at the National Association of Confidential Address Programs to get this done,” continued the Secretary. “Working together we will make it easier for participants to access services at the federal level.”