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This session will offer participants an opportunity to discuss and develop strategy for achieving language access priorities in the new Administration and the 111th Congress. The workshop will focus on three key policy arenas: health, housing, and the courts. The session will outline possibilities for working effectively within the projected policy and political landscape in Washington after the Inauguration. Expert facilitators will each present short policy memos on the three topic areas and will lead discussions on additional policy goals and directions for advocacy in the first 100 days, the first year, and the first term of the Obama Administration.


Vincent Eng, Deputy Director, Asian American Justice Center
Laura Abel, Deputy Director, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law
Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director, National CAPACD
Deeana Jang, Policy Director, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Program
Mara Youdelman, Project Director, National Language Access Advocacy Project, National Health Law Program

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