Joe Grano

REPORT TO CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS ON STATUS OF BRUMIDI STAMP INITIATIVE (Oct. 26, 2013)

October 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

REPORT TO CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS ON STATUS OF BRUMIDI STAMP INITIATIVE (Oct. 26, 2013)   The great news is that the Ambassador of Italy has met the Postmaster General of the United States drawing his attention to the Brumidi Society request to issue a Brumidi stamp. We most sincerely thank His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero for his outreach to the Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe. This is an […]

Joe Grano, chair of The Constantino Brumidi Society today protested the location of the Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony for Brumidi.

July 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Joe Grano, chair of The Constantino Brumidi Society today protested the location of the Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony for Brumidi. It was held on July 11 at 11 AM in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol. For more than one year, the Brumidi Society has urged leaders in Congress, particularly House Speaker John Boehner to hold it in the […]

Italian American Criticizes New Development on the House Ban on Commemorative Resolutions

April 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

On March 29, Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) introduced H.Con.Res 115, Recognizing the 64th anniversary of the Independence of the State of Israel with 67 co-sponsors. The resolution was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. As of April 20, the resolution now has 96 co-sponsors. The resolution was submitted despite the House GOP leadership ban on commemorative resolution […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Chair of Italian American Constantino Brumidi Society, Calls on Congressional Leaders To Present Gold Medal to Brumidi

October 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

October 3, 2011 The Honorable John A. Boehner, Speaker The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader The Honorable Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. The Honorable Representative Patrick J. Tiberi The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader The Honorable Senator Michael B. Enzi Re: Scheduling a Ceremony in the Rotunda this year to Present the […]

What Congress owes Italy and Constantino Brumidi: Recognition!

July 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Joe Grano, Chair of The Constantino Brumidi Society wants Congress to hold a Gold Medal ceremony for Constantio Brumidi – Seeks your help SUMMARY 1. Ask Speaker John Boehner to hold a Gold Medal Ceremony in the Rotunda for Constantino Brumidi, this fall. (202.225.0600) 2. Ask Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. to introduce a resolution in Congress to recognize the 150th […]