Dolores Huerta–the famous organizer who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union with Cesar Chavez over fifty years–says on Twitter that she was yelled at when she attempted to translate for Spanish-speaking voters at a Bernie Sanders rally in Nevada.
— Dolores Huerta (@DoloresHuerta) February 20, 2016
This was confirmed by actress America Ferrera and a journalist from Buzzfeed.
Harrah's casino site- Bernie supporters chant "English-only" to stop civil rights leader @DoloresHuerta from providing Spanish translation.
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) February 20, 2016
regarding @AmericaFerrera tweet from earlier: I have confirmed that it happened from a source knowledgable
— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) February 20, 2016
Ironically, Fererra was in Nevada to help the group Voto Latino to show that “Latinos can change politics.”
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) February 19, 2016
Polling data publicized by the website ProEnglish.org shows that a majority of both Democrats and Republicans favor English: 79% of Republicans and 59% of Democrats reject the idea that all Americans should know multiple languages. Among unaffiliated voters, 68% say their fellow citizens do not need to know a language other than English.