Please Email Speaker Mariano regarding the Anti-Columbus Day Bill!!

Updated: Jul 29


The Speaker's Email Glitch Has Been Resolved

Friends,

Thank you to the many people who have already emailed Speaker Mariano's office urging him NOT to support the anti-Columbus Day bill before the legislature. Our voice is being heard! However, some of you have contacted us saying your email to the speaker would not go through, or that you got this message: "Your message to Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov couldn't be delivered. Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov only accepts messages from people in its organization or on its allowed senders list, and your email address isn't on the list." We spoke with the Speaker's Office yesterday, this was a glitch with their email server and not intentional. His office has told us this morning that the problem has been resolved and the Speaker's email is now working normally. SO PLEASE, IF YOU GOT THIS MESSAGE OR HAD ANY PROBLEM AT ALL SENDING, PLEASE RESEND YOUR EMAIL TODAY. Likewise, if you haven't already done so, please email your opposition to this bill to Speaker Mariano ASAP! The deadline for this is July 31st Here is the Speaker's office phone number: (617) 722-2500 Here is the Speaker's email: Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov ********************************************************************************************* Here is our suggested sample email: Subject: H3191/S2027 An Act establishing an Indigenous Peoples Day Mr. Speaker, I am writing to you regarding the pending bill to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day as a State Holiday. I believe Italian-Americans should be recognized and respected by not taking Columbus Day away from them as a State Holiday. No other group is expected to have their day merged with another group’s. It is disrespectful both to Italian Americans as well as the Native American communities. It is not only important to Italian Americans, but has also been a proud part of America history and tradition. There has been much misinformation circulating in the past few decades regarding the history of Christopher Columbus, and in a misguided effort to be inclusive and sensitive to all cultures, this bill produces the opposite effect - it foments exclusion and resentment, especially among Italian-Americans, who have struggled for decades to be accepted into the American national life. I urge you to not support this Bill and keep Columbus Day as is. I also suggest that the day after Thanksgiving be recognized as Native American Heritage Day and that the entire month of November be Native American Heritage Month as already declared by proclamation by the Federal Government. Both groups deserve to preserve and protect their cultural heritage and it isn’t fair to take away one people’s holiday and replace it with another, especially when there are other available days appropriate for celebration. Sincerely, (name, address, etc) ********************************************************************************************* Please email us with any questions you may have regarding this process Thank You, Save Columbus Day Committee

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