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FYI: The campaign to force the city to provide adequate language assistance to people seeking aid at social service agencies moved forward yesterday with a City Council hearing on a bill sponsored by a majority of the Council. The bill, Intro 38, would require any human services agency that gets more than 100 clients a week needing language help to provide permanent translation services in that language. The bill would cover Arabic, Chinese, Creole, Korean, Russian and Spanish. The hearing also highlighted a Council resolution supporting the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride. Tomorrow morning immigration rights advocates will board buses in cities around the nation, travel through 100 cities and, after passing through D.C. to lobby Congress, converge on Flushing, Queens for an October 4 rally. [9/19/03]

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