Vice-Presidential Candidate Mike Pence Expresses Support For Official English
ProEnglish Executive Director Sam Pimm recently attended an exclusive meeting with Vice-Presidential candidate Governor Mike Pence.
Governor Pence is a longtime advocate of official English; as a former Congressman, he cosponsored H.R. 997 (a bill to make English the official language of the federal government) five times. English is also the official language of Indiana, where Pence is Governor. Hot off the campaign trail, Governor Pence met with Pimm and others in a closed door meeting to discuss policy positions.
ProEnglish Executive Director Sam Pimm took the opportunity to ask Governor Pence, if elected Vice-President, if he would continue to “advocate for English as our official language,” noting that “54 other countries have English as their official language.”
Governor Pence not only reiterated his support for official English, but clarified why he supports official English. “When my ancestors came here they already spoke English. Speaking English is the key to assimilation and achieving the American dream.”
While ProEnglish does not endorse political candidates or parties, we were glad to hear that Governor Pence will advocate for official English if elected as Vice-President.
According to the most recent polling taken, 84 percent of Americans support making English the official language of the United States. Thank you Governor Pence for supporting this common sense policy position.
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