Senator Rubio (R-FL) announced his bid today for the Republican Presidential Nomination

(Washington DC) — Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced today that he is seeking the Republican Presidential nomination. With political campaigns and discourse becoming more divisive and polarizing in the United States, it is increasingly important that we encourage our elected officials to find common ground in order to promote the greater good. That is why U.S. English thanks Sen. Rubio for his continued support to make English the official language of the United States.

“As he begins his bid for the Republican nomination, I would like to thank Senator Rubio for his support to make English the official language of the United States,” said U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica. “In a country that promotes and encourages a diversity of ideas, interests, and communities; 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.

US English has over 100,000 members in the Sunshine State alone, and Florida adopted English as their official State language in 1988. In fact, 31 States have now adopted English as their official State Language. This groundswell of popular support among Americans at the State level has now reached Capitol Hill, where Sen. Rubio’s colleague, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), 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. Rubio, who is fluent in both English and Spanish. 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.