Who we are…
The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition’s stated mission is to “secure the rightful representation of Americans of Italian origin and of all peoples whose paths toward social equality have been impeded. The powers of Intellect, Wisdom and Due Process of Law will be brought to bear on all inequities.”
In practice, The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition is a nationwide army of anti-bias activists that fight discrimination and defend Italian American heritage. ONE VOICE’s goal is to act as one united voice when dealing with defamation, discrimination and negative stereotyping of our culture and heritage.
ONE VOICE is different from all other Italian American groups in that its’ primary focus and objective is to fight bias in mass media and combat stereotyping and discrimination against Italian Americans. It is the only national Italian American organization of its type that focuses solely on defending the great heritage and culture of Italian Americans.
How you can help…
The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition is recruiting proud members who are ready, willing and able to phone, email, fax and write letters to work against instances of bias and discrimination.
We have created the first-ever nationwide “rapid response” network of defenders and freedom writers who we activate quickly to respond to bias and stereotyping through emails, letters, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and internet posts.
Send your name, address, phone and email address to ONE VOICE Founder Manny Alfano at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive “The Alfano Digest,” a regular emailed digest with alerts on instances of bias, stereotyping, discrimination and defamation along with interesting and informative Italian heritage and cultural facts and resources.
The Digest is the nationally recognized resource for the ONE VOICE nationwide network of “Defenders” who respond through calls, emails, faxes, letters and demonstrations when necessary. It is also a respected resource used by many Italian American organizations, public officials and members of the press for its timely and informative information.
Become a “Defender”
ONE VOICE needs dedicated individuals who will commit to definitely respond to a call to defend our heritage. The ONE VOICE “Defenders” are relied upon to send emails, make phone calls, mail letters, and, when necessary, demonstrate.
If you are TRULY committed to defending your great Italian American heritage and culture then commit to being a ONE VOICE Defender. Sign up online.