Cuomo Announces Language Access Policy—Major Victory for Advocates
- Organization: Long Island Wins
- Author: Patrick Young
- Document Type: Article/News
- Creation Date: Monday, October 10, 2011
- Submitted: Monday, October 10, 2011
- Attachment: LINK
Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new language access policy easing access to government services for immigrants. The change had been advocated for for more than a decade by groups like the New York Immigration Coalition, New York State Immigrant Action Fund, the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, the Center for Empire Justice, and CARECEN. Political leaders like Assemblyman Phil Ramos also played a major role in this important victory.