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February 12, 2007

Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell vetoes English First law

I attended today’s mid-day press conference were Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell vetoed the English First law passed by the City Council last week. Mayor Purcell stated that English is our language”…. “We do not need a law to tell us what language we are already speaking”… The proposed law was not what Nashville is as a city. Rather the City is a collection of people of many languages and from many countries. It was great to see the mayor reject the law. Councilman Eric Crafton, the law sponsor wanted the City to take an English First stance. The room was full of people from all walks of life. This is what it took to defeat this law, a multitude of people and networks. Even though it is a cloudy overcast day in Nashville the sun came out today. I applaud Mayor Purcell on his veto of this bad law.

Posted by VisaLawyer at February 12, 2007 11:06 AM


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