The National Interpreter Advocacy Forum was formed on May 1, 2007 and has become a national movement for language access advocates nationwide.
It is a coalition of organizations and individuals that engage in effective advocacy for equitable treatment of language minority individuals. It promotes language rights, access to credentialed interpreters and translators, and the reimbursement of language services in health care.
It provides a forum for language access advocates to organize in task forces and affect change in policies and laws related to language rights. Annual meetings occur on May 1 of each year in a different city in the US. To join, simply email May1NationalForum@gmail.com
May 1 Advocacy Forum Convenings
May 1 2007 - Boston, Massachusetts
May 1 2008 - Portland, Oregon
May 1 2009 - Denver, Colorado
May 1 2010 - Washington, DC (preceded by Congressional Visits on April 30)