The United States House of Representatives
Italians, and those of Italian descent, have significantly impacted every major culture in the world. Imagine what the world would be like today without Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Enrico Fermi, Dante and the many thousands of others excelling in the fields of Art, Science, Music, Exploration and Business. It is time that America honor this great heritage. H. RES 367 needs your support!
Observe Oct. of each year as Italian and Italian American Heritage Month.
In 2011 Representative Bill Pascrell Jr. introduced legislation to make this a reality. To date, there are only 13 Cosponsors . We need your help.
I am asking you to do the following:
Sign this Petition
Call or email your legislators, tell them you fully support H.RES. 367 and ask them to Cosponsor this Bill.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 7/22/2011) Cosponsors (13)
Urging the people of the United States to observe October of each year as Italian and Italian American Heritage Month.
Whereas Italian and Italian American Heritage Month is an appropriate time to recognize the enormous contributions the Italian and Italian American people have made to this country and the world throughout our history, including generals, admirals, philosophers, statesmen, musicians, athletes, and Nobel Prize-winning scientists;
Whereas Italian and Italian American Heritage Month is held to salute the Italian and Italian American community and to exhibit appreciation for their culture and their heritage that have immeasurably enriched the lives of the people of this Nation and the world;
Whereas the strength and success of the United States, the vitality of our communities, and the effectiveness of our American society depend, in great measure, upon the distinctive and sterling qualities demonstrated by our various ethnic groups, exemplified by members of the Italian and Italian American community, who share with us their rich and unique heritage; and
Whereas it is fitting and proper that October of each year be observed as Italian and Italian American Heritage Month throughout the United States: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That in order to recognize the enormous contributions Italian and Italian American people have made to this country and the world throughout our history, the House of Representatives urges the people of the United States to acknowledge an Italian and Italian American Heritage Month and to observe the month with appropriate events and activities.