October 2010 - January 2010
October 29, 2010INTERVIEW: The Official English movement in America
U.S. English, Director of Government Relations, Tim Schultz, sat down recently with the BBC to discuss the Official English movement in America. Schultz discusses the growing prevalence of Spanish as well as the importance of encouraging immigrants to adopt English.
June 9, 2010VIDEO- Rep. Paul Broun discusses English language amendment to Puerto Rico bill
May 26, 2010Audiocast - Puerto Rico Democracy Act Legislative Update- May 26, 2010.
After passing the U.S. House of Representatives, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) is up for consideration in the Senate
May 26, 2010New Texas poll shows strong support for English.
A new poll by the University of Texas/Texas Tribune shows that almost seven-in-ten Texans would support amending the state constitution to make English the official language of the Lone Star State.
March 15, 2010Puerto Rico Draws Closer to Statehood
Puerto Rico draws closer to statehood
February 2, 2010Audiocast - State Legislative Update - Feb. 2, 2010
Many state legislatures have returned to session, including several where official English related measures have been introduced. As of Feb. 1, legislators in 16 states have introduced bills to make English the official language of the state or reduce government multilingualism.
January 28, 2010Bill to Require English Language License Examinations Introduced in Tennessee
Tennessee Senator Bill Ketron has introduced legislation that would require all prospective motorists in Tennessee to take the driver’s license exam in English, making the roads safer and saving taxpayer money. Under S.B. 2660, all written examinations would be in English, tying the privilege of driving with the societal expectation that non-English speakers are on the road to learning English.
January 25, 2010Audiocast - English in the Workplace in New Haven
A New Haven business owner has asked his employees to speak English while in front of customers. Tim Schultz, U.S. English Director of Government Relations discusses this recent news story.
January 19, 2010Official English Legislation Introduced in West Virginia
Four legislators introduced a measure to make English the official language of West Virginia last week, improving the potential for passage of official English legislation in several states this year. Delegates Lynwood Ireland, Bill Hamilton, William Romine and Carol Miller have proposed H.B. 2106, which would declare English as the official language of the state and clarify that state agencies are not required to provide information in languages other than English, except where required by existing law.
January 13, 2010Rep. Jeff Miller Co-Sponsors English Language Unity Act
Florida representative Jeff Miller became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, increasing the number of co-sponsors of legislation to make English the official language to 131.