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December 12, 2012
In Case You Missed It: On road to immigration reform, start with language

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica wrote the following opinion piece for The Hill, explaining why Official English should be the first step toward immigration reform.

December 10, 2012
Media Advisory: U.S. English to Testify in Carroll County, Maryland

A representative from U.S. English will testify on Tuesday evening in Carroll County, Maryland in support of an Official English ordinance under consideration there.

November 14, 2012
In Case You Missed It: The Hill Publishes U.S. English Opinion Piece

The Hill's Congress Blog recently featured U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica's opinion piece, Make English our official language.

November 12, 2012
U.S. English to Puerto Rico: English is Next Step Toward Statehood

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica released the following statement today in response to news that Puerto Rico residents favored statehood in a recent plebiscite to determine the island’s future political status.

October 1, 2012
U.S. English Poll Shows Support for Puerto Rico Statehood is Lacking

U.S. English today released the following results from a poll conducted among residents of all eight electoral districts in Puerto Rico.

September 27, 2012
Call to Action: Help U.S. English Enforce Official English in California

At the request of many U.S. English supporters, Chairman Mauro E. Mujica has sent a letter to representatives in the California State Senate and State House of Representatives, urging them to take action and do what they can to enforce Official English laws already on the books. Read on to see how you can help...

September 11, 2012
U.S. English Chairman: Texas Congressional Debate in Spanish Sends Wrong Message

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today released the following statement upon hearing that a debate in Texas’ Congressional District 23 will be taking place in Spanish.

August 29, 2012
U.S. English Commends Republican Party for Supporting the Unifying Role of the English Language

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today commended the Republican Party for its support of the unifying role of the English language in the 2012 Republican Platform.

August 24, 2012
In Case You Missed It: U.S. English Opinion Piece Published in Politico

Politico recently published U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica's opinion piece, English can unify America.

August 21, 2012
In Case You Missed It: U.S. English Chairman Featured in Washington Times Column

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica was featured in a column titled: "Is it time to make English America's official language?"

August 3, 2012
U.S. English Chairman Calls on Congress to Pass English Language Bill

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica on Thursday testified before the House Subcommittee on the Constitution in support of H.R. 997, a bill that would make English the official language of the United States.

July 23, 2012
U.S. English Chairman to Testify Before Congress in Support of English Language Bill

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica has been selected to testify before the United States House of Representatives in support of a bill to make English the official language of the United States.

July 9, 2012
U.S. English poll results show overwhelming support for English as official language of United States

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today made the following statement upon the release of poll results showing overwhelming support for English as America’s official language.

June 11, 2012
U.S. English Chairman Commends House of Representatives on Passage of English Language Amendment

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today expressed his thanks  to the United States House of Representatives for its 224 – 189 vote in favor of an amendment that would prohibit government funding of foreign language translation services.

June 8, 2012
In Case You Missed It: Where will the translation requirements stop?

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of Michigan's Times-Herald, in response to a call for foreign language translations in the Dearborn Public School District.

June 7, 2012
U.S. English Extra: Letter to the Editor of the Oregon Mail-Tribune

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of the Oregon Mail-Tribune in response to a proposed policy that would allow non-native English speakers to take state proficiency tests in their native language.

June 5, 2012
U.S. English Chairman Expresses Disapproval at Texas Candidate's Call to Conduct Debate in Spanish

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica released the following statement upon hearing that a political candidate in Texas called on his opponent to participate in a political debate in Spanish.

May 16, 2012
U.S. English Chairman to Congress: Support English as Official Language of the U.S.

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today issued a renewed call to action to Congressional lawmakers, urging them to take action on a bill that will declare English the official language of the United States.

May 14, 2012
U.S. English Chairman Commends Queen Anne's County on Passage of English Language Bill

U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today commended the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners on their 4-1 vote to enact a bill making English the official language of the county government.

May 14, 2012
U.S. English Extra: Letter to the Editor of The Queens Courier

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of The Queens Courier in response to a story about foreign language business signs.

May 9, 2012
U.S. English Chairman Responds to Poll Results Showing Support for Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Status

U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today released the following statement upon hearing that a majority of Puerto Ricans support the territory’s current political status as a Commonwealth.

May 7, 2012
In Case You Missed It: Univision and ABC News Create English-language News Channel-- for Hispanics

This article from the New York Times outlines a new television station targeted at Hispanics that will feature news and lifestyle programming in English.

April 28, 2012
In Case You Missed It: English is the Key to the American Dream

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted this opinion piece to Fox News Latino, explaining how the English language has the ability to place all Americans on a level playing field.

April 23, 2012
In Case You Missed It: A fare language rule

U.S. English Chairman Mauro Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of the New York Daily News, in response to a story about new regulations that would allow New York taxi drivers to work for four years without being required to learn English.

April 3, 2012
U.S. English Chairman on Univision News: Parts 1 & 2

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica participated in a two-part interview with WKAQ-TV in Puerto Rico, regarding the issue of the English language and how it relates to Puerto Rico Statehood.

March 26, 2012
Briefing: The Future of America: A Spanish Speaking 51st State?

U.S. English compiled this briefing in preparation for Puerto Rico's upcoming plebiscite, in which residents will decide if they want to continue as a commonwealth or change political status to become a state in the United States of America.

March 16, 2012
In Case You Missed It: Official English Movement is not racist

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of the Baltimore Sun, responding to a news story they published perpetuating false beliefs about the movement to make English the official language of the United States.

March 14, 2012
Rick Santorum Calls on Puerto Rico to Adopt English as Requirement for Statehood

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum today demanded that Puerto Ricans consent to English as their primary language, should citizens elect to pursue statehood in an upcoming November plebiscite.

March 13, 2012
U.S. English Urges Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum to Call For English Language Requirement in Discussion of Puerto Rico Statehood

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica this week contacted former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, calling for the two Republican Presidential candidates to demand an English language requirement should Puerto Ricans elect statehood this coming November.

March 7, 2012
U.S. English Extra: Maryland Gazette Letter to the Editor

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of Maryland's newspaper The Gazette, explaining that by not encouraging immigrants to learn English, we are leaving them at a disadvantage.

February 29, 2012
U.S. English Extra: Denver Post Letter to the Editor

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of the Denver Post in response to an editorial "English-only bill speaks to nothing," expressing his belief that Official English is the first step in putting immigrants on the road to success.

February 22, 2012
Frederick County Declares English as Official Language

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today applauded officials in Frederick County, Maryland for their support in the passage of a measure to make English the official language of county government.

February 21, 2012
Missouri State House Passes Bill Requiring Driving Tests in English

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today commended the Missouri State House of Representatives on its passage of a bill that will require Missouri driver's license examinations to be given only in English.

February 21, 2012
U.S. English Extra: Bilingual ballots send wrong message to immigrants

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of Maryland's The Gazette in response to bilingual materials he received from the Montgomery County Board of Elections, explaining how bilingual voting materials send the wrong message to immigrants.

February 21, 2012
U.S. English Extra: Official English Impact on Non-English Speakers

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted this opinion piece to The Huffington Post: Latino Voices website, clarifying the goal of the Official English movement and the impact it will have on non-English speakers.

February 14, 2012
U.S. English Extra: Los Angeles Times Letter to the Editor

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times, in response to its editorial "English-only for candidates?" stating that all U.S. government officials should be able to speak English.

February 13, 2012
In Case You Missed It: English is the Language of Success in America

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following letter to the editor of The Baltimore Sun, correcting an editorial piece's claims about the Official English movement.

February 8, 2012
U.S. English Praises Arizona Supreme Court Ruling Upholding English Speaking Requirement

The Arizona Supreme Court this week chose to uphold a lower court’s ruling that a San Luis City Council candidate be disqualified due to her lack of English proficiency.

February 8, 2012
One Fourth of House of Representatives Co-Sponsors Bill to Make English the Nation's Official Language

The English Language Unity Act now has the backing of one quarter of the House of Representatives, boasting the support of 108 cosponsors, in addition to bill sponsor Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

February 4, 2012
In Case You Missed it: English as the Official Language of the U.S.

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica submitted the following Opinion/Editorial piece to Fox News Latino, explaining why Official English is important in the upcoming Presidential election.

February 2, 2012
U.S. English Chairman Stresses Importance of English in Election Process

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today expressed disappointment and disbelief at the recent controversy over English language requirements for those seeking election as government officials.

January 27, 2012
Missouri State House Committee Passes Official English Bill

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today released the following statement upon receiving news of a Missouri State House Committee’s passage of legislation to require all state drivers’ tests be conducted in English.

January 24, 2012
In Case You Missed It: GOP Candidates Support Official English

In a recent NBC News GOP Presidential Debate, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich all vocalized their support for Official English. Rick Santorum has expressed his support in previous debates, as well as through the cosponsorship of Official English bills during his time as a Pennsylvania Senator.

January 3, 2012
In Case You Missed It: Gov. Rick Perry Supports Official English

The Associated Press reports that Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday uttered his support of Official English. When a fundraiser attendee expressed frustration at the spread of multilingualism across the country, Perry responded, “I can agree.”


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