Press Release Archives
December 2011 - January 2011
December 13, 2011In Case You Missed It: Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish?
An elementary school in California is now requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning in English and Spanish. A poll from the Huffington Post currently shows that a majority of readers have concerns about this policy—U.S. English does, too.
November 29, 2011U.S. English Mourns Loss of Longtime Advisory Board Member
U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today expressed sadness over the passing of Margie Petersen, a longtime member of the U.S. English Advisory Board.
November 10, 2011In Case You Missed It: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Supports Official English
October 26, 2011U.S. English Calls for Action on Michigan Official English Bills
U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today called for action on two bills that are awaiting further action by the Michigan State House and Senate.
October 14, 2011U.S. English Calls Voting Rights Act Bilingual Ballot Privision Burdensome, Unnecessary
U.S.English CEO and Chairman of the Board Mauro E. Mujica today released this statement in response to a recent Census Bureau announcement that 248 counties and political jurisdictions nationwide fall under a Voting Rights Act provision requiring them to provide election materials in an array of languages...
October 10, 2011U.S. English Chairman Rebukes NY Gov. Cuomo, Calls Multilingual Mandate Wasteful
U.S.English CEO and Chairman of the Board Mauro E. Mujica today expressed stern criticism of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s multilingual translation mandate, calling it detrimental to immigrants.
September 14, 2011U.S.English Testifies in Pennsylvania State House of Representatives
U.S.English Director of Government Relations Tim Schultz testified today in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, urging passage of two bills that would make English the official language of the Pennsylvania government.
August 12, 2011Federal English Language Bill Garners Congressional Support With 100 Co-sponsors
The English Language Unity Act (H.R. 997) reached a significant milestone last week, earning the support of its 100th Member of Congress.
March 23, 2011Arkansas Committee endorses English drivers
An Arkansas State House of Representatives committee passed a proposal yesterday requiring drivers’ license exams to be conducted in English.
March 11, 2011English Language Unity Act Introduced in the 112th Congress
Lawmakers from across the country came together today to introduce legislation that would make English the official language of the United States. The effort, lead by Rep. Steve King and sixty other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, brings H.R. 997 for consideration by Congress. As written, the bill would reduce government multilingualism and focus government agencies on promoting English acquisition. Numerous polls consistently prove that more than four-fifths of Americans support making English the official language. The bill is expected to enjoy the most congressional support in nearly a decade.
March 10, 2011Missouri House Votes to Limit Driver
The Missouri House of Representatives approved legislation today that would require almost all prospective motorists in the state to take their driver’s license exam in English. The bill, which heads to the Senate, was agreed to in the House by a strong margin of 102-56.
March 4, 2011Preparing for Introduction of Federal Official English Bill
In the coming weeks, U.S. English will be working with the offices of Rep. Steve King for the introduction of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act of 2011. The bill, which will be the focus of our federal lobbying efforts, would declare English as the official language of the United States.
February 8, 2011Montana House Votes to Limit Driver
The Montana House of Representatives approved legislation today that would require almost all prospective motorists in the state to take their driver’s license exam in English. The bill, HB 302, was agreed to by a strong margin of 62-38 and joins Georgia and Tennessee which are also considering similar legislation this year.
February 1, 2011Legislator Introduces Official English Legislation in Washington State
A Washington State legislator introduced legislation today to make English the state's official language. HB 1769, introduced by Representative Jim McCune, would require all official government actions to be conducted in English. The bill recognizes common sense exceptions for public health and safety and would not affect the use of any languages in private businesses, schools or individual gatherings or conversations. If enacted, Washington will join the 31 states that have already adopted official English legislation
January 21, 2011More Spanish TV Required for Comcast-NBC Merger
Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) approved the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, two of the country
January 18, 2011Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Indiana
Indiana State Representatives Suzanne Crouch and Kreg Battles introduced a bill earlier this week to strengthen the state’s 26-year-old law that made English the official language of the state.
January 13, 2011Legislation Introduced to Make English the Official Language of Minnesota
Just days into the 2011 legislative session, a second state has introduced legislation that would make English its official language. Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski introduced H.F. 64, which would declare English as the official language of the Minnesota.
January 7, 2011English Legislation Sees New Year Push
Most of the new state legislatures aren’t even in session yet and already legislators are taking action before their next term officially begins.
January 5, 2011Model Legislation for 2011
Building on the momentum and victories from the 2008/2009 legislative sessions, U.S. English is proud to offer model legislation for states, cities and counties looking to pass official English in their area.