Christina Johnson

~ Italian Caucus Lawmakers to Present Resolution Recognizing October as Italian and Italian American Heritage Month ~

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Italian Consul General, the Honorable Adolfo Barattolo, and members of the Italian Economic Council, will be in Tallahassee, Florida on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Members of the House and Senate Italian Caucus, led by State Senator Maria Sachs (D-Delray Beach), will also be honoring the delegation Thursday by presenting a resolution on the floor of the House and Senate recognizing October as ‘Italian and Italian American Heritage Month.’ A copy of the proposed resolution appears below.

A luncheon will be held at the Old Capitol in their honor. Members of the media are invited to attend. 

What:
Luncheon Honoring Italian Consul General Adolfo Barattolo
Members of the Italian Economic Council
Members of the House and Senate Italian Caucus

When:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where:
The Historic Capitol Building, Lower Level
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

For additional information, please contact Matthew Damsky in State Senator Maria Sachs’ office at 850.487.5034.

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Senate Resolution
By Senator Sachs
SR 720

A resolution recognizing October 2014, and each October thereafter, as “Italian and Italian American Heritage Month” in Florida.

WHEREAS, Italian and Italian American Heritage Month is an appropriate time to recognize the enormous contributions that the Italian and Italian American people have made to this country and the world throughout our history, as generals, admirals, philosophers, statesmen, musicians, athletes, and Nobel Prize-winning scientists, and

WHEREAS, Italian and Italian American Heritage Month is held to salute the Italian and Italian American community and to exhibit appreciation for the culture and heritage that have immeasurably enriched the lives of the people of this nation and of this state, and

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 right and unique heritage, and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that October of each year be observed as “Italian and Italian American Heritage Month” in Florida, NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:

That in recognition of the enormous contributions that Italian and Italian American people have made to this state, this country, and the world throughout our history, the Florida Senate urges the people of the State of Florida to acknowledge October 2014, and each October thereafter, as “Italian and Italian American Heritage Month” in Florida and to observe the month with appropriate events and activities.

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