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Should Elected Officials Be Proficient in English? [POLL]

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A city council candidate in Arizona has been barred from running for office because she doesn’t speak English proficiently enough.

Alejandrina Cabrera claims the judge is taking away her Constitutional rights by prohibiting her from running and says she plans to appeal, The Washington Post reported. Cabrera says her grasp of the English language is proficient enough to serve in her primarily Spanish-speaking community.

Buzz says he thinks that if you come from a community where the primary language is that which you speak, you should be able to run. He said he’d rather have candidates tested for intelligence than language proficiency.

What do you think? Should elected officials be required to be proficient in English? Vote below!


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