Summer is over, Labor Day has passed, and ProEnglish is launching its new fall campaign in Washington, DC, and all across the nation!
ProEnglish has spent the summer diligently visiting the offices of countless senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill in an effort to keep momentum going, meet with staff members, and continue to build support for HR 997 and S 678 – The English Language Unity Act of 2017 – and we are very pleased to tell you that support for our bills keeps growing every week!
HR 997 was authored by Rep. Steve King. The bill designates English as the nation’s official language of governmental operations and establishes a uniform language requirement for the citizen naturalization process. Rep. King has also made some very significant floor remarks in Congress on behalf of HR 997.
We are pleased to tell you that as of right now HR 997 already has the support of 57 members of the House of Representatives, all due to your support of our diligent efforts on Capitol Hill!
The Senate companion bill to HR 997, which is labeled S 678, was introduced by Sen. James Inhofe and already has 6 supporters in the Senate!
The passage of official English legislation in HR 997 and S 678 will save Americans billions of dollars in current translation costs and will encourage cultural and linguistic assimilation by new arrivals to our nation.
ProEnglish also is urging senators on Capitol Hill to support the RAISE Act, as sponsored by Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Tom Cotton. The RAISE Act will establish a point-based system that will help select skilled immigrants who have the most to offer to this nation, and applicants will earn points based on their ability to be proficient in English.
ProEnglish also is engaging President Donald Trump to repeal Executive Order 13166, as signed by former President Bill Clinton, which requires every federal agency and every recipient of any federal funds to provide translation services, interpreters, and documents in any foreign language which is requested. It is an onerous Executive Order, and it must be repealed by President Trump as soon as possible.
ProEnglish also is supporting official English efforts in various states across the nation as we seek to add to the 32 states across the USA which already have passed official English legislation.
As you can see, ProEnglish has a lot of work to do as it launches its fall campaign!
Please join forces with ProEnglish this fall as we seek to pass HR 997, S 678, the RAISE Act, and also to repeal EO 13166!