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Arizona mayor refuses invite written in English and Spanish

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Posted at 7:56 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 14:23:52-04
HUACHUCA CITY, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona mayor has refused an invitation to a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border city mayors because it was written in both English and Spanish.
 
The El Paso Times reports the invitation is for an Aug. 24 meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association in Laredo, Texas.
 
Huachuca City Mayor Ken Taylor wrote in an email Wednesday to former El Paso Mayor John Cook that he won't "attend a function that is sent to me in Spanish/Mexican."
 
Taylor says "one nation means one language" and he's insulted by the division.
 
Cook is executive director of the Border Mayors Association.
 
He says the association's purpose "is to speak with one voice in Washington, D.C., and Mexico City about issues that impact the communities, not to speak in one language."