The Linguistic Society of America is organizing a letter-writing campaign to President Obama, urging him to support Native languages. The President’s administration has drafted, with assistance from Native American leaders, an Executive Order on Native American Language Revitalization. If signed, the Order would coordinate and mobilize federal agencies toward the goal of language revitalization, while strengthening existing language revitalization programs.
The below information from Carol Genetti, Chair of LSA’s Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation, details how you can show your support.
If you are interested in signing the letter, or in writing a letter of your own to send, there are 3 ways to do it:
1. Simple, effective, and really fast:
-Fill out the form. In the drop-down list for the Subject box, select
-In the message box, copy and paste the letter found at the bottom of
our webpage http://lsacelp.org/take-action/ and type your name at the end.
-Solve the captcha by typing the word or phrase given in the box. Press send, and you’re done!
2. More effective and almost as fast:
-Copy and paste the letter found at http://lsacelp.org/take-action/ into a word processor such as Microsoft Word.
-Type today’s date at the top of the letter.
-Print it out and sign it.
-Mail it to:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500
3. Most effective:
Write your own letter in your own words. Let President Obama and the Whtie House know why this issue is important to you!
-Use the link above to send your letter electronically, or print and sign your letter and mail it to the White House.