Tag Archives: language access

English-limited Residents Can Turn to New City Program to Protect Their Language Rights

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A new community- and City-supported initiative will help limited-English San Francisco residents understand and protect their language rights.

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TAKE ACTION: Support Better Language Access for All in San Francisco

In San Francisco, 44 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home. In 13 percent of households no one over the age of 14 is able to speak English well. And, yet,  the City spends less than … Continue reading

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Who is Ed Lee? Ask Chinese Media (New America Media)

Executive Director Vincent Pan comments on the possibility of the first Asian American serving as San Francisco’s mayor, and what that means for the community. Continue reading

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State agencies fail to comply with Bilingual Law (Asian Journal)

Joseph Pimente November 23, 2010 LOS ANGELES – When Mrs. Li lost her job as a janitor earlier this year, she found filing for unemployment difficult. Li, a Chinese immigrant resident from San Francisco, couldn’t understand the government documents from … Continue reading

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Community Urges BOS to Adopt Equal Access to Services Ordinance

In San Francisco, where nearly half the households speak a language other than English, government agencies cannot be run effectively unless they can communicate in multiple languages. Over the last year CAA has developed and ultimately helped secure passage of … Continue reading

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