Join the Language Access March on August 25

Tuesday march for Nassau language access.
Tuesday march for Nassau language access.

There will be a march for language access in Nassau County on Tuesday, August 25 at 11 AM. Here is all the info:

This event marks the second anniversary of Nassau County Executive Mangano’s promise to provide interpretation and translation at county agencies ( as per Executive Orders 67 and 72), and his continued failure to do so.

August 15th marked one year since the orders were to have been fully implemented. Language access advocates will also release a detailed report based on their testing of County agencies.

Where: Gather for a march at the Nassau County Department of Health , 200 County Seat Drive.  From there , marchers will proceed to the NC Police Department Headquarters ( 1490 Franklin Ave, Mineola) and then end up on front of the Nassau County Executive’s Office(1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola).

When: Tuesday, August 25th at 11 a.m.  (Department of Health);  Proceed to Police Headquarters ( 11:30); End at County Executive’s Office approximately 12:00

Why: Because language access is essential to keeping our communities safer, healthier and stronger. Because government has an obligation to serve all the people without discriminating. Because Ed Mangano has not fulfilled his promise to his constituents.  Because language access is required by federal law.

Sponsors: Long Island Language Advocates Coalition,  Empire Justice Center, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island,  NYCLU, NYLAG, Long Island Civic Engagement Table, Long Island Center for Independent Living, Long Island Jobs with Justice. Long Island WINS, COLOKI/Freeport Trailer, Long Beach Latino Civic Association,  NY Immigration Coalition, Make the Road/NY,  NY Communities for Change

For further information, contact Cheryl Keshner, Long Island Language Advocates Coalition: (631) 650-2317

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.