Official English As A 2018 Election Issue

Official English As A 2018 Election Issue

2018 is a mid-term election year, and it is a prime opportunity to engage candidates at all levels – federal, state, and local – and to ask them about their opinions and their policies regarding a variety of different issues involving official English legislation.

ProEnglish strongly recommends that supporters ask all candidates their opinions on the following issues: (1) Making English the official language of government at all levels; (2) Bilingual or multilingual education; (3) English immersion classes instead of bilingual or multilingual education; (4) Bilingual or multilingual ballots; and (5) English as a means of cultural assimilation in the United States.

As well, all federal candidates that are campaigning for election to the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate should be asked about their support of: (1) The English Language Unity Act; (2) The RAISE Act; (3) The COST Act; (4) A repeal of Executive Order 13166 which mandates taxpayer-funded foreign language translation services for all federal fund recipients.

Time is of the essence on all of the above-referenced issues, and the 2018 mid-term elections present an outstanding opportunity to hold all candidates’ feet to the fire and determine their level of support for official English legislation at all levels.

Please start engaging all candidates today!