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vote NO – por favor! .. dank u
January 22, 2009, 2:15 pm
Filed under: change, community building


LAST CHANCE TO SPEAK UP

Below is an excellent gathering of January activities from Nashville For All of Us.
If you didn’t cast your vote in early voting Today is your last chance. Polls are open until 7pm.

January 21:
Nashville Realtors Association opposes English Only:
http://www.nashvilleforallofus.org/gnar.pdf

English Only didn\’t work in Miami: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/story/864272.html.

January 19:
Saritha Prabhu says immigrants should learn English, but English Only is the wrong way to make that happen:
http://tennessean.com/article/20090117/COLUMNIST0108/901170336/1102

Vanderbilt student says it\’s \”Time to Say No\”:
http://www.insidevandy.com/drupal/node/9221

January 18:
Crafton\’s nativist supporters include out-of-state group which has provided thousands of dollars in funding:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090118/NEWS01/90118002

Blogger asks – Why are the so-called \”Pro-English\” folks trying to solve problems that don\’t exist in Nashville?
http://sobeale.blogspot.com/2009/01/at-least-hes-picking-on-new-york-for.html

January 16:
A WSMV poll shows that English Only is too close to call Your vote matters!
http://www.wsmv.com/news/18482103/detail.html
Nashville Public Television posts 7-minute video about the amendment and the effect on Nashville government, business, etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeO_AmyDRAo&e
January 15:
Liberadio has a series of interviews on opposition to English Only. Listen to learn why it\’s a really, really, really bad idea – and how to stop it:
http://www.liberadio.com/2009/01/15/in-their-words-againstagainst/

Follow the money: Who\’s paying for English Only?
http://sobeale.blogspot.com/2009/01/are-there-answers-in-money.html

Dr. Ming Wang makes impassioned plea AGAINST English Only:
http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/pitw/2009/01/dr_ming_wang_speaks_out_agains.php

January 12:
Liberadio Podcast includes interviews and commentary on English Only:
http://www.liberadio.com/2009/01/12/liberadio-podcast-january-12-2009-you-cant-spell-lonely-without-only/
Crafton\’s claim that English Only was result of concerns about California legislators was based on false reports:
http://tinycatpants.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/in-which-i-love-sean-braisted-a-little-bit/

English-Only sponsor Crafton backs out of debate after commitment in December:
http://blogs.nashvillescene.com/pitw/2009/01/eric_crafton_pulls_out_of_wnpt.php
English-Only supporter tries to steal sign, then run over English-Only opponent:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090112/NEWS/90112020
Impact of English Only is unclear as Crafton calls opponents \”Anti-English\”:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090112/NEWS04/901120339

January 11:
Analysis finds that 99.95% of Metro translations are for federally-funded programs, which require translation to be funded:
http://moorethoughts.com/2009/01/10/the-raw-numbers-on-english-only/
English Only opponent Gregg Ramos named Nashvillian of the Year by Nashville Scene:
http://www.nashvillescene.com/2009-01-08/news/meet-attorney-gregg-ramos-the-scene-s-2008-nashvillian-of-the-year/
Newcomer Tom Oreck leads fight against English Only:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090111/BUSINESS01/901110346/1003/BUSINESS
January 10:
African-American community leaders speak out, call for vote against charter amendment:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090110/NEWS0202/901100341
Several area Catholic churches will offer forums discussing English Only:
http://www.dioceseofnashville.com/englishonly.htm
Ministers urge voters to stand against English Only:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090110/NEWS0202/901100342
Metro Council Member-At-Large Megan Barry opposes English Only:
https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:10393.1632068039/rid:08a8a518c7cd7fff80baa618e03368e0
January 9:
English Only Measure May Not Save Money for Nashville:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28581467/

January 8:
Nashville For All of Us has posted a convenient 2-page flyer that you can print and share:
http://www.nashvilleforallofus.org/Why-Nashville-should-defeat-English-Only.pdf
January 7:
Nashville police say translators are vital to their work:
http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=9627536
January 6:
Tennessean Columnist Gail Kerr urges you to vote AGAINST English Only:
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090106/COLUMNIST0101/901060344

January 3:
Dist. 1 Metro Councilman Lonnell Matthews has posted a note in opposition to English Only:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=55859079147&ref=mf
January 2:
Mayor Karl Dean has written a letter in opposition to English Only. Read it here:
http://politics.nashvillecityblogs.com/?p=799
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