More Towns Consider English-Only Rules
The word has spread, in English. Jackson Town Board member Roger Meyer held up a copy of The Eagle at Wednesday night's board meeting. "Can you read this?" he asked, pointing to the bold headline, which read, "Easton now considers own English only law." "When I first entered this law, I wanted it to be a grassroots effort, and it's working. Argyle has it now, and Easton is considering an English-only law. I think I'm getting my goal accomplished," he said More than a month after Jackson adopted its English-only law, the New York Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Brown and the town's lawyer, Alan Wrigley, urging the board to repeal the law. The law infringes on free speech rights of elected officials, residents and public employees, the organization argued. If the town doesn't rescind the law, the organization said it may file a lawsuit. "I don't think there's energy at this point to make any changes," Brown said. The NYCLU threat wasn't even part of Easton's discussion of an English-only resolution. "I'm not scared of the Civil Liberties Union. It was never discussed in that light," Rymph said.