November 3, 2011: English as PA's Official Language


A testifier presents information to the House Democratic Policy Committee at a public hearing in Philadelphia.

A testifier presents information to the House Democratic Policy Committee at a public hearing in Philadelphia.

Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila. (center), who co-chaired the hearing on a measure establishing an official state language, raises a point regarding the number of bilingual Pennsylvanians.

Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila. (center), who co-chaired the hearing on a measure establishing an official state language, raises a point regarding the number of bilingual Pennsylvanians.


A testifier responds to a question from Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Phila., the chairwoman of the House State Government Committee.

A testifier responds to a question from Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Phila., the chairwoman of the House State Government Committee.

A woman testifies at a public hearing at the Antonia Pantoja Charter School in Philadelphia.

A woman testifies at a public hearing at the Antonia Pantoja Charter School in Philadelphia.