On December 19th, ProEnglish Executive Director Robert Vandervoort was a guest on the The Dave Merlino Show on 640 WGST in Atlanta, GA. They spoke at length about how our common language of English is under attack in this country.
Lastly, Dave and Robert talked about the 2012 Presidential race. ProEnglish recently finished grading the candidates on their level of public support for official English and related issues, such as English-on-the-job policies and repealing bilingual ballots. The results might surprise a lot of voters!
1. Would you sign a bill passed by Congress to make English the official language of the United States?
2. The Census Bureau just released its list of 248 jurisdictions in 25 states that must provide bilingual ballots and interpreter services for the 2012 Presidential Election. Do you oppose or support this unfunded, federal mandate?
3. Would you rescind Bill Clinton's Executive Order 13166 that forces taxpayer dollars be used to provide government services in an unlimited number of languages via costly translated documents, websites, and interpreters?
4. Should private employers have the right to require employees to speak English on the job?
5. Do you oppose legislation, such as the DREAM Act, that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens without requiring specific steps for them to learn English as a prerequisite for legalization?
6. Should Puerto Rico be required to make English its only official language in the event that the people of Puerto Rico vote to become the 51st U.S. state?