Today Is The Last Day To E-Mail The Speaker!


Friends, Thank you for all your patience with our many recent emails. We understand that we have sent a lot, but this is a very important issue and we must make sure our voices are heard in the Speaker's Office. We are almost at the finish line, so thank you for your understanding and your dedication to our cause. Today is the last day to submit your email to the Speaker regarding the Anti-Columbus Day bill before the legislature. He has until Sunday, July 31st to schedule it for a vote. If you have not already, please email him and please ask your friends and family to as well. Once we know what direction this bill is going in, we will update you. ********************************************************************************************* 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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