Americans with limited English proficiency are protected from discrimination based on language. As part of these protections, states are required to provide language assistance services, such as translated documents or interpreters, who help non-native English-speaking voters navigate the voting process. However, communities who do not meet a certain population threshold are often denied language assistance.
Ensuring that language is not a barrier to voting is one way to help protect vulnerable communities from discrimination, ensure that all voices are heard equally, and guarantee that our government represents all of us.
Download our fact sheet on language assistance requirements here, and check back soon for content that will help you start taking action for language access in your state!