Target: Barack Obama, President of the United States
Goal: Show appreciation for the introduction of Spanish election ballots
In the 2012 Presidential election, it has been stated that over 100 poll sites will provide English and Spanish ballots. Also, many polls are working on hiring translators to help Spanish speaking voters navigate the election process. Some people, unfortunately, have had a poor reaction to this announcement. Many people fear that their tax money is being used to hire these translators, and others just don’t approve of having Spanish ballots at all. Some voters stated that if one wants to vote in the United States, he or she should be able to speak English. What many people forget is that this country was founded by immigrants of many different nationalities, and thus, many different languages. There is no official language in the United States, and if English and Spanish are the two most commonly spoken languages, it makes sense to have a ballot in each language.
One of the main reasons for implementing this policy is the fact that many Spanish speaking voters do not vote due to the language barrier. They are not able to thoroughly understand the points each party makes in their campaigns; therefore, they do not vote in order to avoid accidentally voting for someone they do not agree with. These Spanish ballots will help get all the points of this election across to both English and Spanish speakers. If more Spanish speakers vote, our government will more accurately represent the needs of our entire country, not just the English speaking citizens. Applaud the United States government for providing both English and Spanish ballots.
Dear Barack Obama,
It was a great idea to implement both English and Spanish ballots in this year’s election. It is extremely difficult for Spanish speakers to make an educated decision in an election when they are not able to understand each candidate’s point. It is also an excellent idea to hire translators at voting sites. This will help Spanish speaking voters to feel more comfortable during the voting process. While some people may not agree with this policy, they have to realize that America was founded by immigrants who spoke many different languages, and America does not have an official language.
The most important aspect of having Spanish ballots is that Spanish speakers can now make an educated decision about the candidate they choose. Often, the language barrier prevents Spanish speakers from voting because they do not want to choose a candidate that they do not know enough about. Now, not only will they know more about the candidates, but they will feel more comfortable going to vote if they know there will be translators and Spanish ballots. This policy was an excellent idea and is a necessary step forward for our country.
[Your Name Here]