Should the language you speak determine your mortality and quality of life? Unfortunately, this is the case for a substantial number of Californians who live, work, and pay taxes in their state. These individuals who have limited or no English proficiency are known as Limited English Proficient (LEP). LEPs are unable to communicate with their government and, likewise, the government is not able to communicate with a large segment of its residents. The communication barrier creates a subset of the population who is significantly cut off or excluded from mainstream society. In this paper, I will focus on analyzing the challenges of coordinating language access in such a large and diverse state like California.
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