Sending Office: Honorable J. Luis Correa
Sent By:
Sheresh.Khan@mail.house.gov

 

Co-sponsor the White House Accountability for Diversity Act 

Deadline: Wednesday, February 13, COB

Original Cosponsors: Cisneros, Chu, Foster, Lofgren, Lowenthal, Rouda, Takano 

 

Dear Colleague:

In January 2017, after President Trump’s inauguration, the White House deleted Spanish-language content from the official White House website. At the time, the White House claimed that a Spanish-language site was under development, but,
more than two years later, such a website has yet to materialize. Meanwhile, the past two administrations offered Spanish content on the official White House website.

There are many taxpayers whose first language is not English. Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese are among the most spoken languages in the United States. They benefit tremendously from having different options to access their
government and receive information that may impact their lives. This is why it is imperative that the White House and federal agencies continue to be accessible to all taxpayers.

With this in mind, I am reintroducing the White House Accountability for Diversity Act,
which
requires the White House and federal agencies to establish and maintain Spanish, Chinese (traditional script), Tagalog, and Vietnamese content on official websites. The bill also allows for content to be translated into
any other language deemed necessary by the Office of Management and Budget. This will ensure that all taxpayers have the option of accessing up-to-date information in their preferred language.

It is vital for all Americans to be able to follow issues that affect their lives. This is why I ask you to be an original co-sponsor of my legislation, so more taxpayers have access to information in the language they choose to utilize
at home and in their communities.

If you have any questions or would like to join as an original co-sponsor, please contact Sheresh Khan in my office at
Sheresh.Khan@mail.house.gov

 

Sincerely, 

 

 

J. Luis Correa

Member of Congress 

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