Senator Paul (R-KY) announced his bid today for the Republican Presidential Nomination

(Washington DC) — Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced today that he is seeking the Republican Presidential nomination. As presidential candidates begin their campaigns, it is important to recognize how divisive and polarizing our political discourse has become in the United States. That is understandable in a healthy Democracy with competing values and policy options; but it is still important that we all encourage our elected officials to find common ground in order to promote the greater good. That is why U.S. English commends Sen. Paul (R-KY) for his enthusiastic support for making English the official language of the United States.

“As he begins his Presidential campaign, I would like to thank Senator Paul for his continued support to make English the official language of the United States,” said U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica. “In a nation that promotes and rightfully embraces a diversity of ideas and interests, it is increasingly important for all Americans to embrace the inclusive and unifying power that the English language has come to represent throughout our great nation,” concluded Chairman Mujica.

31 States have now adopted English as their official State Language. In fact, US English has nearly 10,000 members in the Bluegrass State alone, and Kentucky adopted English as their official State language in 1984. This groundswell of popular support among Americans at the State level has now reached Capitol Hill, where Sen. Paul’s (R-KY) colleague, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), just recently re-introduced the English Language Unity Act (S.678) – which would establish English as the official language of the United States.

We should all be proud of our diverse immigrant roots, and encourage Americans to understand and speak multiple languages. Like Sen. Paul (R-KY), we should also embrace, support, and elevate our one common and shared language; by making English the official language of the United States.

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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.