We all deserve access to the vital services offered by the county regardless of what languages we speak or our level of English proficiency.
According to Census data, the demographics are changing and Spokane County is becoming more diverse. Over 40,000 people speak a language other than English at home and the system must adjust to meet their need for government services. We cannot let non-English speaking residents continue to be turned away or be underserved. Unfortunately, Spokane County commissioners remain unconvinced that creating a county-wide language access plan, that goes beyond basic interpretation, is a worthwhile investment.
Now is the time to make sure all residents can receive vital county services regardless of the language they speak! Send a message to the commissioners so that all residents of Spokane have equal access to justice and our local government.