May 7, 2020 | Change.org
The America’s Languages Working Group calls for urgent support of language learners, particularly for those whose chronic educational disadvantages are exacerbated by the current COVID-19 crisis.

All of America’s Languages are part of our national identity and have unique meaning and value for each of us, opening pathways to new knowledge and technology, connecting us to traditional wisdom, ensuring our access to services and protection in everyday life, strengthening our ability to travel freely from country to country, increasing employment opportunities in a 21st century global economy, or simply connecting us personally.

If you share these concerns and aspirations, please join us by adding your organizational and/or personal endorsement to this call. 
May 7, 2020 | JNCL Announcement
Dear Colleagues,

Language barriers are preventing many members of our diverse communities from accessing critical public health information and services. 

JNCL-NCLIS has been asked to document the impact of language barriers on the patient population during the crisis , and your responses to previous surveys have been instrumental in guiding legislation passage during this time. While we welcome all relevant anecdotes for this issue, we strongly encourage healthcare related organizations to provide their firsthand experience. 

Your responses to this form will amplify our message and help us advocate for language access support in the next phase of COVID-19 relief. 

JNCL-NCLIS Staff and Leadership
May 1, 2020 | JNCL Newsroom
The Joint National Committee for Languages – National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS), the premier advocacy organization for America’s Language Enterprise—from language learning and preservation to professional language services—today announced leadership reorganization. Dr. William Rivers, who has served as the Executive Director of JNCL-NCLIS for the past eight years, will step down from his role in order to pursue other activities, effective immediately.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Rivers for his dedication on behalf of the language community and in wishing him continued success in future endeavors 

May 11th, 2020
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Notice ID: HE12420Q0020
Agency: Department of Defense
Location: N/A
Response Date: May 13th
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Agency: Department of State
Location: Frankfurt
Response Date: May 19th
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