Los Angeles mayoral candidates 2013: Los Angeles should hold the first-ever Spanish-speaking debate.
Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel should be disappointed with the abysmal 16% voter turnout in the primary. The city owes this to its constituents, and candidates have a duty to push for new ways to engage as many people as possible.
Consider the following facts about the people of Los Angeles:
Almost 50% of Angelenos are Latino
Almost 40% are foreign born
60% speak a language other than English at home
Less than 10% speak only English
43% of are Spanish-dominant
Almost 20% speak an Asian, Pacific Islander, or a European language
And having a Spanish debate could open up dialogue in other languages such as Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Armenian, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, Hebrew and Mandarin. The city has always been multi-lingual/multi-cultural and we should embrace our differences to unite us.
Los Ángeles nos debe el primer debate en español y los candidatos tienen que crear nuevas maneras para involucrarnos en el proceso electoral.
Considere los siguientes datos de la gente de Los Ángeles:
- Casi 50% de los Angelinos son Latinos
- Casi el 40% son extranjeros
- 60% hablan un idioma diferente al inglés en su casa
- Menos de 10% hablan solamente inglés
- 43% dominan el español
- Casi el 20% hablan un idioma asiatico o europeo
Por favor firme esta petición para demostrar que apoyamos la idea de tener debates en diferentes idiomas.
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Los Angeles should hold the first-ever Spanish-speaking mayoral debate. The city owes this to its constituents, and candidates have a duty to push for new ways to engage as many people as possible.
The city has always been multi-lingual/multi-cultural and we should embrace our differences to unite us.
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