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2012 Official English Pledge

The late U.S. Senator S.I. Kayakawa of California founded U.S. English in 1983 with the objective of making English the official language of the United States government. He believed that a nation divided by language could not prosper. U.S. English works every day to ensure that linguistic division does not occur in the melting pot that is the United States. In fact, thirty-one states now recognize some form of Official English.

Each election cycle, U.S. English reaches out to all political candidates to ask for their declaration that, should they be elected, they will support legislation to make English the official language of the United States. To see the 2012 Pledge to Promote English, please click here.

To date, candidates who have submitted their pledge in support of Official English are as follows:

  • St. Rep. Lee Anderson (R-GA) 12th District
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) 6th District
  • Chuck Bradley (R-TX) 33rd District
  • James Bridenstine (R-OK) 1st District
  • Joe Coors, Jr. (R-CO) 7th District
  • Richard L. Grabowski (R-IL) 3rd District
  • Daniel J. Hallorn (R-NY) 6th District
  • Karen Harrington (R-FL) 23rd District
  • Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) 1st District
  • John M. House (R-GA) 2nd District
  • Richard Hudson (R-NC) 8th District
  • Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) 5th District
  • Hans F. Lessman (R-PA) 14th District
  • Faith Loudon (R-MD) 4th District
  • Charles Lukens (I-NJ) 2nd District
  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) At Large
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) 24th District
  • Bill Marcy (R-MS) 2nd District
  • Angela Michael (D-IL) 15th District
  • Delinda Morgan (R-OR) 1st District
  • State Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock (R-IN) US Senate Candidate
  • Timothy Murray (D-OK) 3rd District
  • Robert Pittenger (R-NC) 9th District
  • Allen Quist (R-MN) 1st District
  • Art Robinson (R-OR) 4th District
  • Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL), 18th District
  • Kenneth S. Stepp (D-KY) 5th District
  • Ken Timmerman (R-MD) 8th District
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) 2nd Congressional District
  • Timothy Wolfe (R-IL) 9th District

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