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ATA’s Virtual Advocacy Trip to Capitol Hill

By The ATA Chronicle | May 19, 2021

Every year, ATA lends its voice as one of the advocates from the language professions to meet with Congress and request legislation and funding in support of language education and industry priorities. This year, the Association had the opportunity to do so twice!

ATA Joins Red-T in Advocating for Interpreters

By ATA | May 3, 2021

ATA has joined Red-T’s international language coalition and Amnesty International to request the urgent relocation of interpreters who assisted American forces in Afghanistan. In…

Advocacy in Pennsylvania

By ATA | April 27, 2021

When their negotiations with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) regarding the compensation schedule came to a halt, interpreters organized the Tri-State…

ATA Supports Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By ATA | March 23, 2021

To support ATA Members and others in the T&I community who may have lost business or encountered other hurdles due to COVID-19, ATA is…

ATA Asks Senate to Amend PRO Act

By ATA | March 12, 2021

Stand Up, Take Action! The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, also known as PRO Act, represents a dramatic change in U.S.…

ATA Endorses H.R. 1009 to Require Federal Agencies to Translate Materials Related to COVID-19

By ATA | March 11, 2021

ATA has written a letter endorsing legislation requiring all Federal agencies to translate COVID-19 materials into multiple languages no later than seven days after…

ATA Joins Forces with the Association of Language Companies to Bridge the Education/Career Gap

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) has been working to increase connections, relationships, and shared learning between the professional and academic sides of the…

ATA Requests the CDC to Explicitly List Interpreters

By ATA | January 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed ATA’s December 17 request to include medical interpreters and other onsite interpreters as essential workers…

ATA Petitions CDC to Include Interpreters

By ATA | December 22, 2020

Following the release of the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program recommendations, ATA petitioned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explicitly include on-site medical…

Language for the Good of All: ATA Members Make a Difference in the National Language Service Corps

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

Volunteers for the National Language Service Corps (NLSC), a U.S. Department of Defense program authorized by Congress, provide linguistic expertise and cultural competencies across the entire federal government. Learn what three ATA members have to say about their experiences working with NLSC and why you should consider signing up.

ATA Celebrates International Translation Day 2020 with “How Your Smartphone was Made Thanks to Translators and Interpreters”

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

  A United Nations resolution passed in 2017 recognizes International Translation Day (September 30) as the day to pay tribute to the work of…

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E58: ATA Advocacy

In episode 58 of The ATA Podcast, Advocacy Committee Chair Lorena Ortiz Schneider talks with Host Matt Baird about ATA’s efforts to educate the public about translators and interpreters, and how you can help make a difference.

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