Italian Parliament Votes to Defend Columbus Day, Statues in the U.S.

ROME, Italy—History was made today when Parliamentarians overwhelmingly approved a motion in defense of Christopher Columbus. The motion was presented by Hon. Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli and Hon. Federico Mollicone, who are distinguished members of the Italian Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies. Discussions on the motion began in October 2020, and its’ passage represents a landmark victoryContinue reading “Italian Parliament Votes to Defend Columbus Day, Statues in the U.S.”

National Italian American Summit Meetings Spark Unprecedented Show of Unity Not Seen in the Modern Era of Our Culture

New York, N.Y. — In just four months’ time, the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations held two historic National Summit Meetings — NIAS One on Feb. 20 and NIAS Two on June 12 — which outlined the pressing issues facing our community and the emerging solutions to address them.  More than 400 ItalianContinue reading “National Italian American Summit Meetings Spark Unprecedented Show of Unity Not Seen in the Modern Era of Our Culture”

National Italian American Summit Meeting (NIAS Two): Get Involved in the Pressing Issues Surrounding Our Community

In February we ushered in a new era of collaboration when we hosted the first-ever National Italian American Summit Meeting (NIAS One), with more than 350 groups in virtual attendance. Now it’s time to discuss our progress at NIAS Two, which will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. EST via Zoom. All Italian AmericanContinue reading “National Italian American Summit Meeting (NIAS Two): Get Involved in the Pressing Issues Surrounding Our Community”

Support the Conference’s Federal Lawsuit to Save Columbus & Our Statues (GoFundMe)

Get the story behind our lawsuit below, and support this historic legal effort by donating to our GoFundMe campaign. On April 6 the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court against Mayor Jim Kenney and the city of Philadelphia for multiple acts of intentional discriminationContinue reading “Support the Conference’s Federal Lawsuit to Save Columbus & Our Statues (GoFundMe)”