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It Was Just a Matter of Time

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    Activists to rally for ballots in Chinese
    Plan to urge Galvin to end opposition

    By Peter Schworm, Globe Staff | July 9, 2007

    Chinese-American activists plan to rally at the State House today to renew their call for fully bilingual election ballots and to urge Secretary of State William Galvin to drop his objections.

    The Chinese Progressive Association is lobbying for ballots, including the names of candidates, to be printed in Chinese to assist Chinese-speakers who read little English. The US Department of Justice also supports the idea and is asking a federal court to require Boston to provide Chinese-language ballots.
  2. MrJim

    MrJim New Member

    Apr 22, 2007
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    The little ukrainian guy down the street wants his in Cyrillic
  3. Hope of Glory

    Hope of Glory New Member

    Nov 29, 2005
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    We have a lot of Russians around here, but except for the older ones, they all speak and write English as well as (or better than) they do Russian. There are still signs on the safeway in Russian, but our forms are all in English and Spanish, even though there are almost no Spanish speakers here, and the ones who are here are fluent in English.

    My Eskimo friends, though, are an interesting lot. The ones who are may age are the only bilingual generation, overall. Their parents spoke no English, their children speak only English, except for a few who have been taught traditional languages. Their languages are disappearing in a generation.