ProEnglish FAQs

1. What is ProEnglish’s mission and when was it founded?

Answer – ProEnglish was founded in 1994 with the mission to work through the courts and in the court of public opinion to defend English’s historic role as America’s common, unifying language, and to persuade lawmakers to adopt English as the official language at all levels of government.

2. How is ProEnglish different from US English?

Answer – While ProEnglish and US English are both dedicated to promoting official English, ProEnglish has become the leading defender of our nation’s language at the federal, state, and local levels.

3. Where is ProEnglish located?

Answer – ProEnglish is located in Washington, DC.  ProEnglish has active members in every state. If you are interested in becoming more involved in your state, please contact our office.

4. Why don’t more organizations combine efforts and resources? How do I know which organization to support?

Answer – Organizations such as ProEnglish and English First, etc. do keep in close contact with each other.  Each organization fits a niche and fits it well. When we have an opportunity to get together and discuss strategies, we do.

5. Our family is going to take a vacation to Washington, D.C. May we visit ProEnglish?

Answer – You are more than welcome to visit our office. ProEnglish is accessible by Metro. Take the Red Line on the Metro to Union Station.  To schedule a visit, please call us at 202-507-6283 and ask to speak to our intern.

6. I would like to work at ProEnglish. How can I become an employee?

Answer – ProEnglish has no openings at this time. If a job opening is available, it will be listed on our website.

7. How can I volunteer in order to help ProEnglish accomplish its mission?

Answer – Please visit our Contact Us page and send an email to learn how you can get involved!

8. How do I update my email address and subscription preferences?

Answer – You can subscribe to ProEnglish’s action alerts by visiting our subscriptions page. You can use this feature to unsubscribe from any of our publications or to change the email address where you receive our updates.

9. May I have permission to link to ProEnglish’s website?

Answer -You are more than welcome to link to ProEnglish’s website. However, you must seek our permission before using ProEnglish’s website graphics. Please email us your specific request.

10. We would like permission to reproduce ProEnglish’s publications.

Answer – We are pleased that you find ProEnglish’s publications to be valuable resources and are interested in making them available to others seeking information on the subjects we cover. We hereby consent to your request, subject to the following terms and conditions. The item must be taken in full and without alteration, unless it can be condensed without altering its meaning and such condensation is noted.  Full attribution must be made to ProEnglish and to the name of the publication, including the date of the item and the author as noted in the publication.  Please include the location of our Internet site,, our phone number (202-507-6283) and our address (20F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) as future reference for your readers.

11. Is ProEnglish non-partisan?

Answer – Yes, ProEnglish is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization that does not support, endorse or oppose candidates. As a 501(c)(3), ProEnglish is able to spend an insubstantial part of its budget on direct and grassroots lobbying.

12. What is ProEnglish’s stance on immigration?

Answer – ProEnglish is a language advocacy group. Although official English is often tied to
immigration, we focus exclusively on immigrants in this country learning our nation’s language,
English. We oppose blanket amnesty because it would allow 11 million or more immigrants to
bypass the English proficiency exam required for citizenship and in turn cost taxpayers millions
of dollars for multilingual translation services.

13. Where does ProEnglish get its funding?

Answer – ProEnglish is supported by voluntary donations and grants. The bulk of ProEnglish’s
contributions are received from individuals. Donations to ProEnglish are tax deductible.
ProEnglish does not receive any funds from any federal or state government.

14. Is my donation tax deductible?

Answer – Yes, all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. ProEnglish is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

15. Please send me financial information about your organization?

Answer – ProEnglish has received a two-star rating for organizational efficiency from
Charity Navigator. ProEnglish is a self-governing project of U.S., Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organization.  Federal ID number is 38-2418377.