November 2011

Italian Americans Seek Support From New Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi

November 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Caro  Ministro, e’ con gioia che abbiamo appresa la notizia della Sua nomima a Ministro degli Affari Esteri; come si dice nella lingua del nostro paese di adozione “Washington’s loss is Rome’s gain”, ma allo stesso tempo possiamo dire, con convinzione, che questo “loss and gain”, crea defacto una “win-win situation”. Riteniamo che in questa situazione cosi’ turbolenta della politica […]

Luigino Francesco “Jeno” Paulucci, Italian American Entrepreneur (July 5, 1918 – November 24, 2011)

November 26, 2011 // 2 Comments

Entrepreneur Jeno Paulucci, who helped co-found the National Italian American Foundation in 1975, passed away on Thanksgiving Day. He was 93. Paulucci was born in Aurora, Minnesota, to Michelina and Ettore Paulucci, immigrants from Bellisio Solfara, a small town in the Marche Region of Italy. Paulucci started over seventy companies during his long career. His most well-known ventures included his […]

President Obama Congratulates Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti

November 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

President Obama spoke with Italian Prime Minster Mario Monti today to congratulate him on his appointment and to thank him for taking on such a significant responsibility at a critical time.  The President expressed his full confidence in Italy’s strength and vibrancy and underscored America’s support for the steps that Italy is taking to advance its economic reform program. The […]

Italian Americans to Demonstrate on Capitol Hill For Italy and Constantino Brumidi

November 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

 Italian American, activist Joe Grano, will be leading a demonstration on Capitol Hill  in front of the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 AM to One: Protest the House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s rule to not allow any ceremonial resolution to be voted on. This rule precludes a resolution to honor Italy on the 150th anniversary of its Unity, officially celebrated on March 17 […]

Message by Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi to the Italian American Community

November 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

04/11/2011 LA NOSTRA COMUNITA’, LA NOSTRA LINGUA: IL RUOLO DEGLI ITALIANI D’AMERICA Quest’anno ha consacrato ottobre come “Italian Heritage Month” negli USA. A Washington, Camera e Senato hanno gia’ in agenda la proposta, grazie a un’iniziativa della comunita’ italo-americana sostenuta dall’Ambasciata. Il Presidente Obama, nel chiedersi “cosa sarebbe l’America senza i contributi dell’Italia e degli italo-americani”, si e’ detto onorato […]

Italian American Activist Joe Grano Raises Question Of Who Is To Speak For The Italian American Community?

November 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

At the Fall Conference of Presidents of national Italian American Organizations, held in Washington, D.C., Joe Grano, an Italian American activist and Chair of the Constatino Brumidi Society raised the question of:  WHO IS TO SPEAK FOR THE ITALIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE?  1. There will be no presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Brumidi in the Rotunda, this […]