Rep. Canales fights for Spanish language version of Texas House website for millions of residents

David A. Diaz, Your Valley Voice

Valuable legislative information in Spanish that could help millions of Texas residents understand the key workings and major actions of state lawmakers could be added to the websites of the House of Representatives under administrative action being requested by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

 Nearly a third of all Texans speak Spanish and 10 percent of all Texans do not speak English.  The significant number of Spanish-speaking citizens in Texas has caused an increased demand in equal access to state resources.

 Seeking to reach out to people in the state, nation, and world whose primary language is Spanish, Canales is proposing that the home page of each House member’s official website have Spanish language translations, similar to the website of Texas state senators and of other major state agencies.


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