April 29, 2021

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[FULL SCREEN WHITE TEXT ON BLACK BACKGROUND: Latent Interpreting Media, Governor Newsom Press Conferences, April 29, 2021.  Transcript is available in the Video Description section of the post]

 

[VIDEO DESCRIPTION: Deaf Interpreter, Ashley Griffith, a Black Latina Deaf female, has long dark brown curly hair, wearing a purple long-sleeve shirt, standing in front of a charcoal gray background looking at the camera.]

 

DEAF INTERPRETER: Hello I’m Ashley and I am interpreting for Governor Gavin Newsom’s presentation on April 29.

 

[WHITE TEXT AT BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER: Ashley]

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Governor Gavin Newsom is a white man with slicked back grey hair. He is wearing a black suit with a light blue shirt and a dark blue tie. He is speaking and gesturing with his hand. He is standing in front of three flags and from left to right, they are the American flag, California state flag and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) flag.]

 

I would like to update on three topics:  Legislation helping small businesses, vaccination progress, and the new stimulus checks.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two images are seen here. On the top is the Legislative government building against a bright blue cloudless sky. It is an extremely large building. It is very long with stairs, columns, a lawn, and trees of all sizes. On the top of the main part of the building is a very large dome. The American flag is in the center front of the dome. The bottom image is a picture taken from behind. It shows a group of men and women dressed mostly in black. They are all standing at desks which are arranged in a semicircle and they have their hands raised as if they are taking a pledge. In the front of the room is a long table and a tall desk with the American flag.]

 

The Legislature is the group of people who are responsible for creating and passing new laws.  They recently signed a bill which will give money to small businesses that will help them create jobs for hard workers in small businesses.  This does not include large companies like Target, Walmart, fast food, and other large corporations.

 

Let me explain the details of this. This money is not a loan. A loan has to be paid back.  This bill also includes tax cuts.  This means those small businesses do not have to pay taxes next year.  This will help them keep running and avoid going out of business. People will stay employed and businesses will stay open. This money will be used to make payments and also pay their workers. We don’t want to see small businesses close down.

 

I also want to talk about a second fund that businesses can use for whatever they need. They can use it to pay bills, to buy fabric for clothes, buy food, pay their employees, anything they need.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A man with a mask walks in front of a large store window with various signs. The largest signs say “STORE CLOSING” in red and “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS” in blue. Smaller, handwritten signs say “Sorry we are Leaving”, “BUSINESS CLOSING”, “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS”.]

 

We have been through difficult times throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Everybody had to quarantine and businesses had to close, including small businesses. They had no choice but to follow the new law but when the businesses close, how are workers supposed to make money to feed their families and children? This has caused many small businesses, such as your favorite restaurant or other stores that have been around for a long time, to close.  We want to help those businesses reopen. Families are waiting for those businesses to reopen so they can buy things like food to feed their families and the restaurants can earn money to buy food for their families.

 

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A bright yellow background and the state of California in blue with a fake check for $1200 written to “John Q. Taxpayer”.]

 

Now I’d like to update what is going on regarding the stimulus check.  Remember when you got money for yourself and your children?  Now we will be sending out another stimulus check.  These checks are for people who are low income, work only part time, have disability, receive SSI, or have children. These people will get money to help them with things like food, bills, rent, phone, clothes, and other necessities.

 

Numbers of people infected with COVID-19 are dropping. We have also been noticing that fewer people are getting vaccinated for COVID-19. I understand that some people are not sure about getting vaccinated.  However, we cannot afford to have COVID-19 cases rise again which would cause many businesses to close again. We don’t want stores and schools to close, kids to stay home, and go through everything all over again. We don’t want that. We encourage you to get vaccinated.

 

[WHITE TEXT – CENTER LEFT – June 15th]

 

If you get vaccinated and there are no rises in COVID-19 by June 15, all small and large businesses, parks, etc will reopen! However, we will still follow social distancing rules such as 6 feet apart, masks, washing your hands, and so on. We have plenty of vaccines including the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  So please go ahead and get yourself vaccinated! Thank you!

 

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Governor Gavin Newsom is a white man with slicked back grey hair. He is wearing a black suit with a light blue shirt and a dark blue tie. He is speaking and gesturing with his hand. He is standing in front of three flags and from left to right, they are the American flag, California state flag and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) flag.

 

WHITE TEXT: Governor Newson April 29, 2021 Edited by

 

Image of a line doodle of a tree and a house

 

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WHITE TEXT: Video made possible with support from

 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The CAD logo is circular. The circle is outlined in dark blue and the words “CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF” and “1906” curves just inside the dark blue outline. The dark blue letters, “CAD”, are squeezed in a solid light blue circle inside the words and year.]

 

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Disclaimer: This transcript is a back translation of the Latent Interpretation and is not intended to be a verbatim reproduction of the original message.  For questions, comments, and feedback, please email latentimedia@gmail.com  Thank you!