As Congress and the executive branch consider relief measures to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, they must remember to include freelance translators and interpreters, as well as other self-employed professionals and small to medium-sized language service companies. They must be reminded that language matters in a pandemic. Translators and interpreters are essential to how our society makes sense of public health guidance.
Contact your Senator and Congressional representative today and make your voice heard. Ensure they know that you and other professional translators and interpreters deserve the same relief as wage-earning employees.