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New ECHO Program Aims to Reduce Snow Emergency Towing For Immigrants and Refugees

Twin Cities residents are gearing up to deal with the approaching months of snowfall and what that means for their day-to-day lives. To assist them with that, a new ECHO television program is taking measures to ensure that all residents, including those who speak limited English or may not speak English at all, understand the rules of a Snow Emergency – why it is declared, what it means for their vehicles, the rules of parking, and the consequences if parking regulations are not followed.

“Understanding Snow Emergency” has been created in partnership with the Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and Minnesota Medical Response System (MMRS) with the goal of helping Minnesota residents understand Snow Emergency parking rules in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The program will air on tptMN (Comcast Channel 243) in EIGHT languages on Sundays in December (see below) and will be
available for streaming online here by December 1.

ECHO has created translated fliers describing the show and listing the air dates for organizations to print, post, and pass. Fliers can be downloaded free of charge here.
 
Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in English – Guests: Tom Sagert, City of St. Paul and Gao Vang, City of Minneapolis
Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Spanish – Guests: Chevo Perez, City of St. Paul and Roman Gonzalez, City of Minneapolis
Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in Hmong – Guests: Long Yang, City of St. Paul and Gao Vang, City of Minneapolis
Dec. 11 at 7:20 p.m. in Somali – Guests: Abdi Omer, City of St. Paul and Ahmed Muhumud, City of Minneapolis
Dec. 11 at 7:40 p.m. in Karen – Guests: Henry Ung, City of St. Paul and Ahmed Muhumed, City of Minneapolis
Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in Vietnamese – Guests: Huong Hoang, City of St. Paul and Ahn Nguyen, City of Minneapolis
Dec. 18 at 7:20 p.m. in Lao – Guests: Nou Gamble, City of St. Paul and Thavisack Silaphet, City of Minneapolis
Dec. 18 at 7:40 p.m. in Khmer – Guests: Henry Ung, City of St. Paul and Cheyenne Erickson, City of Minneapolis
 
DVDs of this program will be available in mid-December, each disc contains the program in all eight languages. You can place advance requests for free DVD copies by emailing ECHO at olson@echominnesota.org.
 
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