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NIAF Leadership and Italian American Organizations Criticize New York Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino Remarks

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

*NIAF President Calls for Civility and Respect within Community* (Washington, D.C. – July 29, 2014) The National Italian Foundation’s leaders, including President John M. Viola, and other Italian American groups, react with shock and disappointment to Republican Gubernatorial candidate and Westchester County executive Rob Astorino remarks yesterday. During a campaign stop in Syracuse, N.Y., Astorino compared incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo’s […]

Washington DC Honors Italy’s 150th Anniversary of its Unification | Italian Americans Have some Unfinished Business in Congress

March 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

DC Council Resolution Today, March 6, the District of Columbia Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the 150th anniversary of Italy becoming a modern country. This historic event occurred on March 17, 1861 is officially called the Unification of Italy. The resolution introduced by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans also recognizes the influence of Italy on Washington architecture, including the U.S. Capitol, […]

Italian Americans Seek Recognition of Italy@150 by United States Congress

March 2, 2012 // 3 Comments

As the following letter to board members (names left off for privacy reasons) of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations will show, the only fast way, at this late date, to have a U.S. senate resolution introduced to recognize Italy on the 150th anniversary of its birth as a modern nation is for individuals from New York […]