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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)”

Landmark Columbus Lawsuit Filed by Major Italian American Organizations

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Mayor James F. Kenny and the City of Philadelphia When: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 Who: Plaintiffs are The Conference Of Presidents Of Major Italian American Organizations, Philadelphia Councilmember Mark F. Squilla, and The 1492 Society Where: The suit has been filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Why: On JanuaryContinue reading “Landmark Columbus Lawsuit Filed by Major Italian American Organizations”

Cleveland’s Basil M. Russo to Lead Conference of Italian American Presidents

The Conference of Presidents of the 50 largest and most influential Italian American organizations in the United States has unanimously elected Basil M. Russo to serve as the organization’s new president. The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as the organization is officially known, is headquartered in New York City and serves as theContinue reading “Cleveland’s Basil M. Russo to Lead Conference of Italian American Presidents”

Columbus Citizens Foundation Launches Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship, Created for Graduate Students in Medical and Public Health Fields

Columbus Citizens Foundation to award a $25,000 Annual Scholarship to Italian American Students Who Exemplify the Values and Determination of Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) is proud to announce a new scholarship to support Italian Americans with great academic prowess seeking financial aid atContinue reading “Columbus Citizens Foundation Launches Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship, Created for Graduate Students in Medical and Public Health Fields”

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