The Bernie Sanders supporters tonight heckled civil rights activist Dolores Huerta during their caucus in Nevada.
The Sanders supporters screamed, “English Only!” at the woman.
Oh God. https://t.co/uO2vmbA4jY
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) February 20, 2016
The Sanders supporters heckled Dolores Huerta during the caucus.
The Huffington Post reported on the incident.
Dolores Huerta, a civil rights leader who has endorsed Hillary Clinton, said Saturday that Bernie Sanders supporters shouted her down when she tried to offer Spanish-language translations at a Las Vegas caucus location — including by chanting “English-only” — ahead of Clinton’s win in the Nevada Democratic caucuses.
“Shouting ‘English-only’ — that is completely against the spirit of everything that we’re working for,” Huerta told The Huffington Post in a phone interview.
Many of the caucus-goers were workers who spoke only Spanish, so she volunteered to do translation, Huerta said. But she said some Sanders supporters began to yell “No, no, no” and “English only,” and in the end, they went without translation entirely.
“To deprive these voters at this crucial time of having a translation of what was going on — this is something they need to know what’s taking place,” she said. “The caucus is a kind of complicated procedure. So the Bernie supporters would rather them not have any sort of translation rather than have someone like myself, who just happened to be a Hillary supporter, do the translation.”
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) February 20, 2016