Stephanie Sharp, former Kansas Legislator and JCCC Trustee Candidate, gave this answer to a question posed by VOTE OLATHE concerning non-English speakers in Johnson County:
“The non-English speaking community in Johnson County is the fastest growing demographic in the metro area. For the future health of our community, it should not be ignored. JCCC should craft programs to help bring non-native speakers into the workforce, navigate community and business structures, and become active, contributing members of society. If non-native speakers are pushed to the sidelines of our communities and economy, they will feel marginalized, which breeds discontent, resentment, and in some cases, revenge ...” [emphasis added]
Read the responses submitted by JCCC trustee candidates the questions posed by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce’s VOTE OLATHE project.