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November 14, 2012
ARLINGTON, VA – “We are very pleased to present the Theodore Roosevelt American Unity Award for the 112th Congress to U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas,” announces Executive Director Robert Vandervoort of ProEnglish, an Arlington, Va.-based national organization that advocates for English as the official language of government at the state and federal level. He made the presentation today at a ceremony in the retiring congressman’s Washington, D.C., office.
The award is given biennially to recognize the legislator in every Congress whose leadership in working to preserve and protect the nation’s unity through our common English language best exemplifies U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s commitment to American unity. The recipient is chosen by ProEnglish’s national board of directors.
“Through the years that he has been in Congress, and also as a presidential candidate, Doctor Paul has dedicated himself to promoting America’s melting pot by faithfully advocating and sponsoring legislation to enact English as our official language of government. The congressman’s tireless advocacy and educational efforts have been invaluable in the continuing bipartisan effort to pass this legislation into law,” Vandervoort said.
Previous recipients have included U.S. Reps. Tom Price, R-Georgia, and Steve King, R-Iowa, as well as U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma.