A New Jersey That Speaks for ALL of Us

New Jersey is more diverse than we have ever been! One in three New Jersey households speak a language other than English at home and over 155 languages are spoken in the state.


Despite progress to expand eligibility for certain public services, Limited English Proficiency prevents many from accessing the supports they deserve. At state government agencies that offer direct services, the language access bill would provide:

  • Oral interpretation and written translation of vital documents in the 15 most spoken languages by Limited English Proficient New Jerseyans
  • Annual reporting of language assistance services, community requests, and services provided
  • Highly visible informational posters and signage about language access services and downloadable "I Speak" cards

Lack of timely, accurate information costs our state valuable resources and human lives. New Jerseyans deserve a state that speaks for all of us.

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