Congressman Dean Heller today introduced the American Elections Act, which would modify existing law and reduce the entitlement to multilingual ballots. The American Elections Act would limit ballot translations to English, Native American languages and Alaskan Native dialects. H.R. 5971, the American Elections Act of 2008 was introduced on May 6, 2008.

According to a 2007 poll, nearly three-quarters of all Americans support eliminating ballots and election materials in languages other than English, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

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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. ( www.usenglish.org ) now has more than 2 million members.