BLOG: Bold idea from Chamber’s panel

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Maiko Winkler-Chin

By Assunta Ng

Immigrants often don’t use their voices in government politics for fear of their accents and language barriers.

Maiko Winkler-Chin, executive director of the Chinatown-International District Preservation Historical Authority, offers a suggestion. Use your native language to communicate with government officials, said Winkler-Chin. The City has translators. E-mail them in your native language regarding the $15 minimum wage, added Winkler-Chin at the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce panel.

If you don’t use your voice, you will lose it. Send your message to council@seattle.gov. (end)

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