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I recently found out about the Plain English Campaign, a UK-based movement for simplification of document language. They advocate the use of plain English in corporate-to-consumer and state-to-citizen communications. There was a TED talk about it but I was not able to find any similar association in the U.S. - Can anybody help out?

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closed as off topic by Dusty, Barrie England, aedia λ, Jasper Loy, FumbleFingers Nov 7 '11 at 19:17

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Sounds like a silly idea to me. If contracts were written in plain English, than people would be able to understand them, and that would defeat the whole purpose. – Jay Nov 7 '11 at 18:05
Hi Veronica, and welcome to EL&U. Unfortunately, I'm voting to close this question as off-topic, as it isn't actually a question about the usage of English so much as it's looking for an organization with a certain view on English. Please see the FAQ for more details on what is and isn't on-topic for this site: english.stackexchange.com/faq – Dusty Nov 7 '11 at 18:18
The closest equivalent in the US is not usually English-specific. It's usually called plain language or plain writing. The Center for Plain Language and Plainlanguage.gov have information, including explanations of plain writing laws that now apply to the US federal government and some companies. – aedia λ Nov 7 '11 at 18:36
Sorry for the OT, I knew it was a bit borderline but this looked like the best place to ask! Thanks aedia for the tip. – Veronica Nov 7 '11 at 20:37