|NAPABA Supports the COVID-19 Language Access Act|
NAPABA Supports the COVID-19 Language Access Act
May 12, 2020
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) welcomes the introduction of the COVID-19 Language Access Act (H.R. 6623) by Congresswoman Grace Meng of New York. All persons, regardless of their ability to speak or understand English, need to be able to avail themselves of important government resources and receive important information during this public health crisis.
The COVID-19 Language Access Act would apply to any federal agency that receives coronavirus-related funding. It would mandate agencies to provide written resources in 19 languages including: Spanish, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, Greek, Polish, Thai, and Portuguese.
For more information and materials, please visit the NAPABA COVID-19 Resource Center.