1. The Alliance has condemned the 2016 action of the Cambridge City Council to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day as hostile to our Italian Heritage.
In resistance to the action of the Cambridge City Council - The Alliance - in cooperation with the October as Italian Heritage Committee sponsor an annual "Columbus Day Program" in Cambridge.
2. The Alliance has condemned the action of Tufts University to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day as hostile to our Italian Heritage.
The President of Tufts University refuses to meet with a Special Committee of Conveners. Plans are underway to hold a Columbus Day program at Tufts University.
3. On Saturday, February 4, 2016, Saturday Night Live included a skit demeaning Polish and African-Americans but particularly to Italian Americans. The Alliance notified national Italian American organizations and sent a strong letter of protest to the Federal Communications Commission.
4. At the request of the Alliance, the Massachusetts Speaker of the House, Rep. Robert De Leo established an Italian American Legislative Caucus that will work cooperatively with the Alliance on matters of mutual interest.