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December 21, 2005
Education Study Finds 11 Million U.S. Adults Lack Simple English Skills
A new study released by the U.S. Department of Education found that 11 million Americans age 16 and older cannot understand simple English, with decli ...

December 5, 2005
Judicial Ruling Would Require Ballot Initiative Petitions In Multiple Languages
In a ruling that could have far-reaching implications in state elections, a divided Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled before Thanksgiving that the ...

November 10, 2005
Florida Bill to Require Spanish Instruction for all K-2 Students
A Florida Senator has introduced legislation that would change the language spoken in classrooms of nearly 600,000 students. Under Florida Senate Bill ...

November 7, 2005
83 Percent of Maryland Residents Favor Making English Official Language of State
Five-in-six Maryland residents support making English the official language of the state according to a new poll conducted by Gonzales Research & Mark ...

October 26, 2005
Common Language Debate Heats Up as Weather Cools
Perhaps spurred on by the nearing of off-year elections, the unifying role of English has become a rallying point in many legislatures. In recent days ...

October 20, 2005
Census Data Reveals That 1-in-12 New Mothers Speak Little or No English
Recently released data from the Census finds that 8.2 percent of women who gave birth in the United States between 2000 and 2003 spoke English "not we ...

September 29, 2005
Los Angeles Daily News Highlights Growth of ‘English-Optional’ Communities
A recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News reveals that many immigrants are consciously forgoing learning English, deeming the language ‘les ...

August 26, 2005
Dallas County requires school administrators to learn Spanish – or else
Late Thursday night, a 5-4 vote of the Dallas school board made this Texas county the first in the nation to require administrators to learn Spanish o ...

August 9, 2005
U.S. Military English Language Requirement Under Fire
A retired Army colonel is currently circulating a proposal that would strike down the military’s English language fluency requirement and permit ...

August 3, 2005
Spanish Set to Become Official Language of Seven Denver Public Library Branches
In a sharp break from American tradition, the Denver Public Library is promoting a plan that would make seven of its branches “Spanish focused,& ...

July 19, 2005
English Language Unity Act co-sponsor list climbs past 125 members
A flurry of co-sponsors in recent weeks has lifted H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act of 2005 into the upper echelon of Congressional legislatio ...

June 29, 2005
New Poll Finds That 79 Percent of Americans Favor Making English Official
More than three-quarters of Americans support making English the official language of the United States according to a new poll conducted by Zogby Int ...

June 9, 2005
Crane Operator Sues California, Demanding Safety Test in Spanish
A Riverside, Calif. crane operator sued the state of California on Monday, claiming that his rights are being violated because he is not allowed to ta ...

June 2, 2005
New Hampshire Legislature Tells Congress, “Pass Official English”
A resolution that calls upon the federal government to pass legislation affirming the common thread of English was enacted by both chambers of the New ...

May 11, 2005
English Language Unity Act of 2005 Soars Past 100 co-sponsors
With the addition of eight more co-sponsors this month, H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act of 2005, has become one of the few bills in the 109th ...

May 10, 2005
Arizona Governor Vetoes Official English Bill
Despite support from the citizens and legislature, Arizona governor Janet Napolitano yesterday vetoed legislation that would have made English the off ...

May 5, 2005
Arizona Legislature Sends Official English Bill to Governor’s Desk
A day after the Arizona Senate passed legislation that would make English the official language of Arizona, U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Mauro E. Mujic ...

April 26, 2005
Rep. Tancredo Introduces Official English Constitutional Amendment
In an effort to unite Americans under one common language, Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) introduced a Constitutional Amendment that would declare English t ...

April 22, 2005
Arizona Official English Bill Awaits Senate Approval
With the legislative session in Arizona winding down, U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today told state senators in the Grand Canyon State ...

April 19, 2005
Statement on West Virginia legislation by U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Mauro E. Mujica
Last week, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin vetoed official English legislation on the grounds that the West Virginia Constitution allows each measu ...

April 11, 2005
West Virginia Poised to Become 28th State with Official English
After wide victories in both the House and Senate, a measure to enact English as the state’s official language was sent by the West Virginia leg ...

March 31, 2005
Official English Legislation Passes West Virginia Senate, 30-4
Charleston, W.Va. - By a vote of 30-4 this afternoon, the West Virginia Senate supported efforts to make the Mountain State the 28th state with Englis ...

March 29, 2005
Official English Legislation Passes Arizona House
A measure that would make English the official language of Arizona is making its way through the legislature of the Grand Canyon State, raising the pr ...

March 9, 2005
U.S.English Chairman Testifies in Annapolis for Official English Legislation
U.S. English, Inc., Chairman/CEO Mauro E. Mujica testified in the Maryland House of Delegates in Annapolis today to support House Bill 1152, legislati ...

March 8, 2005
Linguistic Diversity Underscores Importance of a Common Language
The United States remains a nation of many languages united under one common tongue, according to a new national report by the U.S. English Foundation ...

March 2, 2005
U.S. English, Inc. Supports Introduction of H.R. 997, the English Unity Act of 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. English, Inc., the nation's oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the ...

March 1, 2005
California candidate would be nation’s only elected official who speaks no English
On Sunday, the Pasadena (CA) Star-News reported on the Pasadena city council candidacy of Herminia Ortiz. Although the race involves local issues, it ...

February 17, 2005
U.S. English, Inc., Supports Judge's Decision to Use English Classes as an Alternative to Typical Sentences
Wilson County [Tenn.] Judge Barry Tatum has recently come under fire for ordering limited English proficient misdemeanor defendants to attend English ...

February 9, 2005
English Immersion Delivers Shining Results in California
For the third year in a row, English language learners in California have posted improved results on language proficiency tests. Since the passage and ...

February 3, 2005
U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Denounces the Use of Spanish on Senate Floor
“As a naturalized citizen of the United States, I was appalled by Senator Mel Martinez’s Spanish language speech on the floor of the Senat ...

January 18, 2005
Rejection of California Nominee Hurts English Language Learners
In a severe blow to California's 1.6 million school-age English Language Learners, the California Senate Rules Committee last week rejected nominee Re ...

January 13, 2005
U.S. English Inc. Applauds Introduction of Official English Bill in Arizona
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. English, Inc. today saluted Rep. Russell Pearce and five of his colleagues in the Arizona legislature for introducing a m ...

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