HVJC enthusiastically supports Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s language access executive order. The order directs vital County documents to be made available in Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French (including Haitian Creole), Arabic, Tagalog, Japanese and Albanian.
“Nearly 30% of Westchester County residents have limited English proficiency, which creates serious challenges when it comes to access to programs that promote the safety, health and economic success of all who call Westchester home. This action will help overcome those barriers and allow our neighbors continue to thrive right here in our backyard. Almost every single Westchester resident can trace their lineage back to a time when their ancestors were immigrants, this Executive Order aims to not close the door behind us.” -County Executive Latimer.
HVJC believes this bill will help those in need overcome language barriers and gain access to vital services that can keep a roof over their heads and food on their tables.