Italian American history and heritage are cultural pillars in so many American cities from coast to coast. The achievements of the Italian American community continue to have a profound and lasting impact on the country and our collective identity.
The Italian American story is the immigrant story, a story with which so many can identify. The pride Italian Americans have in their heritage is the pride every immigrant community possesses.
That’s why we are standing together to show our solidarity with Italian American communities nationwide supporting the celebration of Columbus Day, including our successful battle to preserve the Christopher Columbus statue in New York City’s Columbus Circle.