As of 2013, 61.6M Americans speak a language other than English at home, 25.1M are considered limited English proficient(LEP). The numbers have probably increased. With wildfires, massive outreach this segment of the population is cut off. @MigrationPolicy
Recently passed legislation #AB5 further aggravates the ability of language access professionals, who are already unable to meet the demand for hospitals, schools, courts, and gaps in between due to lack of policy around #languageaccess.