The Ohio House of Representatives Government and Elections Committee held a hearing this morning on H.B. 477, legislation to make English the official language of the state. A representative from U.S. English, Inc. testified in favor of the bill, which was introduced by Rep. Bob Mecklenborg.

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U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( ) now has more than 2 million members.