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U.S.English

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) now has more than 1.8 million members.

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