NewsNEAL FOR CONGRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 6, 2012
CONTACT: Matt Fenlon
CONGRESSMAN RICHARD E. NEAL REACHES OUT ACROSS CULTURAL LINES
Campaign Website Available in 12 languages
(SPRINGFIELD) In order to reach voters directly and clearly Congressman Richard E. Neal launched a Wibiya Bar on his campaign website. The Wibiya Bar allows for translation of all content to Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Arabik, Japanese, Chinese, and Hebrew.
“Considering the size and demographics of the First Congressional District it is a good idea to meet voters in their own homes,” said Neal. “As members of the American family we all need to participate in the democratic process. The Wibiya Bar on my campaign website will allow voters who speak 12 different languages to educate themselves on my Democratic credentials.”
Throughout history, cultural divides have been broken down by the ability to communicate. Because voting is a fundamental right of American citizens, Neal is ensuring voters of the First Congressional District are educated on his policy positions.
“I am proud of my record upholding Democratic values,” Neal said. “No matter what language someone speaks, I want to communicate with the hard working men and women of the First Congressional District so they can go to the polls with confidence and make an informed decision.
“The 2012 election cycle is as important as any in recent memory. A language barrier should not prevent a voter from researching a candidate for elected office; I want to reaffirm to this constituency my core Democratic beliefs of preserving and protecting Social Security and Medicare, growing our economy, and creating jobs here in western and central Massachusetts,” said Neal.
Neal is the only member of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to offer a Wibiya Bar on a campaign website.