- 49% are Latino
- 75% of LAUSD students are Latino
- 39% are foreign-born
- Almost 60% speak a language other than English at home
- Less than 10% speak only English
- 20% speak an Asian, Pacific Islander, or European languages
Local politics are about serving the community’s needs and meeting people where they are at – but LA’s leadership has not done its job to promote this line of thought. More importantly, language should not prevent someone from receiving proper information about his or her city’s leadership.
Also, every mayoral candidate deserves to have his or her message communicated in a that the people he or she will serve can understand.
In addition to making history in LA’s political landscape, a Spanish-speaking debate will engage voters who traditionally don’t take part in political dialogue and move the voter-turnout dial from the abysmal 20% to a more acceptable number.
Through technology and interpreters, this game-changing event is not only possible but flat out easy to execute.
Take action now: sign the petition asking the city to host Los Angeles’ first ever Spanish language debate and asking City Councilwoman Jan Perry, City Controller Wendy Greuel, City Councilman Eric Garcetti, and conservative radio personality Kevin James to join in.
Vea el video en español en http://youtu.be/GBQ4EtGMxgY
Blog written by staff for the Emanuel Pleitez for Los Angeles Mayor 2013 campaign.
Emanuel Alberto Pleitez is a progressive Los Angeles native, he’s committed to uniting, serving, and inspiring his community. Son of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants, and experienced in the private and public sector, he hopes to re-energize Los Angeles with a grassroots campaign the likes of which the city has never seen before.
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