[lg policy] U.S.English Chairman Calls for Action on Official Language Policy in Response to New Poll Numbers

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 15 14:55:55 UTC 2014

*SOURCE: U.S.English*
[image: U.S.English] <http://www.usenglish.org>

August 14, 2014 12:06 ET
U.S.English Chairman Calls for Action on Official Language Policy in
Response to New Poll Numbers

  WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2014) - U.S.English Chairman Mauro
E. Mujica today released the following statement in response to a Rasmussen
Reports poll which found that 83 percent of Americans support declaring
English the official language of the United States.

"I am pleased that an overwhelming majority of Americans continue to
recognize the English language as the factor that unites us in our
diversity," Chairman Mujica said. "These latest results are in line with
previous polling, which has consistently shown that more than
three-quarters of Americans support the idea of Official English. In this
time of partisan politics, it is rare for an issue to receive such wide
endorsement. I strongly encourage our nation's leaders to listen to the
will of the American people and recognize this common sense policy by
supporting H.R. 997 and S. 464, the English Language Unity Act, currently
before the United States House of Representatives and Senate."

The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on August
9-10, 2014.

*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
<http://www.usenglish.org/>) now has more than 1.8 million members.*
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