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December 21, 2007
Opening Arguments in Iowa Official English Case Heard Today

Oral arguments were heard this morning in Iowa district court in the lawsuit involving U.S. English, U.S. Rep. Steve King, and eight Iowa citizens, including four County Auditors, against Secretary of State Michael Mauro.

November 29, 2007
Pew Hispanic Center Study Suggests Linguistic Challenges Ahead for U.S.

This morning the Pew Hispanic Center released the results of a comprehensive survey highlighting English fluency among Latino immigrants and native born Latinos, English Usage Among Hispanics in the United States.

November 27, 2007
Missouri Voters Show Strong Support for Official English Initiative

A recent poll conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV has found that supporters of Missouri’s official English ballot initiative outnumber opponents by more than 3-to-1.

November 9, 2007
House of Representatives Votes To Limit English in the Workplace Lawsuits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 218-186 last night to request that the final appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Justice and State include provisions that prohibit funds from being used by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to initiate or participate in a lawsuit against a business because the business requires an employee to speak English while performing work.

November 5, 2007
Alaska Supreme Court Upholds State's Official English Law

The Alaska Supreme Court upheld the state’s official English law today by a 4-1 margin, rejecting claims that the 1998 voter approved measure violated the state Constitution.

October 22, 2007
Official English Legislation Introduced in Pennsylvania

Washington, D.C. -- State Representative RoseMarie Swanger introduced legislation this morning to make English the official language, making Pennsylvania the 23rd state this year to have an official English measure under consideration.

October 1, 2007
"Official Hola Day" is officially a bad idea, says U.S. English Chairman

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today criticized plans for "Official Hola Day," an event which encourages U.S. city officials to speak Spanish and issue proclamations in support of Spanish speaking individuals.

September 10, 2007
Presidential Candidate Calls for Spanish as a National Language for U.S.

Ohio Representative and 2008 presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich indicated his support for promoting Spanish as a second official language of the United States in last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Miami.

August 15, 2007
Georgia Voters Indicate Strong Support for Official English Amendment

71 percent of registered voters in Georgia favor amending the Georgia Constitution to make English the official language of the state, according to a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc.

August 8, 2007
U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Criticizes Spanish Language Presidential Debates

U.S. English, Inc. Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today blasted Univision's plans to conduct presidential debates in Spanish next month.

July 27, 2007
Decision in Hazleton Case Does Not Affect City's Official English Law

Yesterday’s decision by Federal District Court Judge James M. Munley to strike down the City of Hazleton’s law on illegal immigrants has no affect on the city’s official English law passed at the same time.

July 26, 2007
Efforts to Limit English-in-the-Workplace Lawsuits Introduced in House

Rep. Cliff Stearns today introduced an amendment to the Commerce and Justice Appropriations bill to prohibit any funds to be used in the prosecution of companies which require their employees to speak English in the workplace.

July 18, 2007
South Carolina DMV to abolish Spanish language driver's manuals

The Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced recently that South Carolina will cease printing the Spanish language version of the driver’s manual once the current supply is exhausted.

July 5, 2007
South Carolina Residents Strongly Favor English as the Nation's Official Language

78 percent of registered voters in South Carolina support making English the official language of the United States, according to a recent poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc.

June 28, 2007
Rep. Stearns Introduces Amendment to Curb Government Multilingualism

During consideration of the Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Services Appropriations bill today, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) introduced an amendment to prohibit any funds in the measure to be used for expanding the Internal Revenue Service’s “Where’s My Refund” webpage into Spanish.

June 18, 2007
Three-in-Four New Hampshire Residents Support Official English
According to a new poll, almost three-in-four New Hampshire residents support making English the official language of the United States, giving prospe ...

June 7, 2007
U.S. Senate Votes to Make English the National Language
Washington, D.C. – By a bi-partisan vote of 64-33, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment late last night to make English the national language of ...

May 31, 2007
New Poll Finds Eighty Percent of Floridians Support Official English
Four-in-five Florida voters support making English the official language of the United States, including 64 percent who strongly support such a measur ...

May 23, 2007
New Poll Shows 83 Percent of Americans Support Official English
Five-in-six Americans support making English the official language of the United States, according to a new Zogby International poll released today. T ...

May 22, 2007
Sen. Inhofe Introduces English Amendment on Senate Floor
Sen. James Inhofe today introduced an amendment that would make English the national language of the United States and reduce the entitlement to multi ...

May 21, 2007
Official English to be Decided By Missouri Voters
The Missouri Senate and House agreed on Friday to give the state’s voters the chance to make English the official language of the state. Under H ...

May 11, 2007
Governor’s Signature Makes English the Official Language of Kansas
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed legislation today to make English the official language of Kansas. The measure, H.B. 2140, passed the House, ...

May 8, 2007
Sen. Inhofe Leads Official English Push in U.S. Senate
Adding to the growing call for an official language, Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe introduced legislation today that would make English the official l ...

May 3, 2007
English Language Unity Act of 2007 Notches 100th Co-Sponsor
With the addition of 11 more co-sponsors in April, H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act of 2007, has become one of the few bills in the 110th Cong ...

April 27, 2007
Kansas Official English Bill Goes to Governor
The Kansas House and Senate worked out their differences on the state’s official English legislation today, approving the bill and sending it to ...

April 24, 2007
Nevada Senate Passes Official English Bill
Washington, D.C. -- The Nevada Senate passed legislation to make English the official language of the state by a margin of 19-2 today, positioning Nev ...

April 11, 2007
Support for Official English Heats Up in U.S. House
Echoing the strong call for official language from around the nation, more than one-fifth of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives are now ...

March 29, 2007
Idaho Makes English Official
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed S. 1172 into law Wednesday, making Idaho the 29th state to adopt English as its official language ...

March 22, 2007
New Poll Finds Strong Support for Official English Legislation in Nevada
70 percent of registered voters in Nevada favor making English the official language of the state, according to a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Pollin ...

March 20, 2007
Majority of Connecticut Voters Support Making English the Official Language
67 percent of registered voters in Connecticut favor making English the made the official language of the state, according to a poll conducted by Maso ...

March 20, 2007
Idaho House Votes to Make English the Official Language
The Idaho House of Representatives voted 46-20 last night to make English the official language of the state, sending the bill to Gov. C.L. “But ...

March 8, 2007
Idaho Senate Passes Official English Bill
The Idaho Senate voted 20-15 yesterday to make English the official language of Idaho, demonstrating the importance of a common bond in an increasingl ...

March 5, 2007
Official English Legislation Introduced in Texas and Michigan
Legislators in Texas and Michigan introduced measures to make English the official language of those states last week, bringing the number of states w ...

February 21, 2007
Kansas House Approves Bill to Make English the Official Language
By an overwhelming 114-7 margin, the Kansas House of Representatives voted today to make English the official language of Kansas and to increase fundi ...

February 20, 2007
More than Three-in-Four Idaho Residents Favor Official English Legislation
77 percent of registered voters in Idaho favor making English the official language of the state, according to a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling ...

February 15, 2007
71 percent of Oregonians Support Making English the Official Language
71 percent of registered voters in Oregon favor making English the official language of the state, according to a poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Pollin ...

February 13, 2007
Official English Legislation Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives
H.R. 997, legislation to make English the official language of the United States, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Steve Ki ...

February 7, 2007
Nashville City Council Votes to Make English the Official Language
The Nashville City Council voted 23-14 yesterday to make English the official language of Tennessee’s capital city. Sponsored by Councilman Eric ...

February 2, 2007
Washington State Legislators Introduce Official English Legislation
Washington, D.C. -- Legislators in Washington State have introduced a House Resolution to give the voters of the Evergreen State the opportunity to en ...

January 23, 2007
President to Call for English Learning in State of the Union Address
Washington, D.C. - In his State of the Union Address tonight, President George W. Bush will cite the need for immigrants to the United States to learn ...

January 17, 2007
Push for official language continues at all levels of government
As legislators continue to identify methods to encourage assimilation and English learning, measures to make English the official language have flouri ...

January 10, 2007
U.S. English sues to protect Iowa’s official English law
U.S. English today joined with seven plaintiffs in advancing a lawsuit against Governor-elect and current Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver and inco ...

January 3, 2007
Official English Measures Introduced in Several State Legislatures
As nearly all state legislatures commence their 2007 sessions, official English legislation has become a common talking point in capital cities from c ...


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