California's AB 2257 Provides Protections for Translators and Interpreters

"...Advocacy driven by constituents can reshape policy for the better, but it takes grassroots organizing, teamwork, careful strategy, and bold advocacy in order to prevail." - Lorena Ortiz Schneider, Founder of CoPTIC



It has been a long road to securing protections for California translators and interpreters. The latest AB 5 fix-it bill, AB 2257, has been amended to include protections for translators and interpreters and is now set to pass both chambers and proceed to the governor for signing.


JNCL-NCLIS commends the work of CoPTIC, ALC, ATA, and every language advocate who took action.


The protections as summarized by CoPTIC include:



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