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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. 

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayoral Candidate
    Wendy Greuel
  • Mayoral Candidate
    Eric Garcetti

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