2.14.2007

Nashville Update: Mayor Vetoes English-Only Ordinance

Mayor Bill Purcell vetoed Nashville's English-Only Ordinance championed by Councilman Eric Crafton. The mayor charged that the that ordinance was unconstitutional, unnecessary and mean-spirited.

Nashville, a city of more than 600,000, is home to the nation's largest Kurdish community and a growing Latino population. Nashville's foreign-born population has grown 350 percent since 1990.