[EDLING:1105] Talk on PA Official Language Act

David Cassels Johnson dcj at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Mon Dec 5 21:41:10 UTC 2005

The Consortium for Language Policy and Planning presents a talk by State 
Representative Babette Josephs on the Pennsylvania Official Language Act 
(House Bill No. 2089).

When:           Friday, December 9, 2005  12-1:30 pm

Where:          Solomon Asch Center
                St. Leonard's Court Building
                Suite 305 on floor 3A
                3819-33 Chestnut Street
                ENTER ON 39TH STREET
                Please bring your own lunch.
The House State Government Committee recently considered H.B. 2089 (the 
Pennsylvania Official Language Act), which would make English the official 
language of the state and designate it as the language to be used for official 
government acts and documents. Josephs, Democratic chairwoman of the 
committee, made the motion to table; all Democratic members voted with her, as 
well as four Republicans.  In this talk she will discuss the creation and 
development of this bill, its legal and social implications, and its future 
in the legislative process.

About Babette Josephs:
Babette Josephs serves the 182nd District of Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania 
House of Representatives, to which she has been elected since 1984.  She has 
been the Democratic chair of the State Government Committee since 2001 and she 
serves on the board of the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union, among 
numerous other civil and governmental appointments.  To learn more about Rep. 
Josephs, visit her website: 


For more information about the Consortium for Language Policy and Planning 


Directions to the Asch Center:
The Asch Center is located in Suite 305 at St. Leonard's Court (on the corner 
of 39th and Chestnut). The main entrance is on 39th Street across from the 
Boston Market parking lot.  Suite 305 is reached by taking the elevator up 
to "3A,"  turning right and then left. Upon entering the Asch Center, walk 
down the long corridor to the seminar room.


More information about the Edling mailing list