Please join the Pioneer Valley Project and other community members at the Springfield City Council meeting THIS MONDAY, MAY 2 AT 6:30 PM to pass the Language Access Ordinance to ensure that immigrants and non-English speakers have access to police protection and other public safety services. Over 30% of Springfield residents speak a language other than English at home.
When they call 911 or speak to officers on the street and cannot get help because of language - we are all less safe. Language access is a civil right which has not been well protected in Springfield in the past. PVP has worked to pass this language access ordinance over the past 9 months and has negotiated the final language with the city council and the police department.
The City Council's ordinance committee has voted in support of the ordinance and will bring it to the full City Council for a vote at Monday's meeting.
WE NEED YOU TO JOIN US AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO SHOW BROAD SUPPORT
FOR THIS ORDINANCE.
Please let us know if you are able to attend or if you need any additional information. Thank you, Fred Rose, Cell 413-522-2204
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