Nashville voters reject English-Only

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  1. Karen says:

    I saw a couple of tweets about it and came over to see what you had written. Good news! :)

  2. Tanja says:

    It is fabulous news. Thanks for speaking out so loudly and beautifully against it, Carrie!

  3. Melek says:

    Congratulations Carrie!

    I know you worked very hard on this.

    Maybe now, you can encourage the creation of some type of non-profit translation/interpretation service organization where all those qualified to interprest/translate in Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc. can volunteer their services, so that there’s no longer an excuse of government cost ($$$$) on behalf of those who were for “English Only” …

    I think I read somewhere that it costs more than $100,000/year to the local government to pay for interpreters … if that money is no longer needed for translation purposes,they can redirect all that funds to other much needed community programs, etc.

    I wish you well :) Melek

    “No man has a right in America to treat any other man “tolerantly” for tolerance is the assumption of superiority. Our liberties are equal rights of every citizen.” ~ Wendell L. Willkie

  4. Cassy says:

    Yeah! Alright! And we move forward!

  5. Marta says:

    Carrie,

    I think you should start calling yourself “The Voice of Nashville.”

    Congratulations! It’s a victory for all of us.

    Besos,
    Marta

  6. Carrie-in-TN says:

    It’s a shiny, happy time in Nashville, for sure.

    Melek, there already is a wonderful non-profit language service here, but maybe the English-Only folks can further run with the idea.
    Me, I am resting from political involvement until the next big boberia.

  7. Laura Feo-Fernández says:

    i kinda found it interesting that out of 600,000 people only about 80,000 or so actually cared enough to vote period…hrrmmmm…kinda shows what a “big deal” this was. way to waste $350K, crap-ton!

  8. Keen says:

    Just dropping by to say, that is GREAT news. These initiatives never make any sense to me and are purely exclusionary.

    ¡Felicidades! for all your hard work, too.

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