ATTENTION ALL ITALIAN AMERICANS AND ORGANIZATIONS
The Italian American One Voice Coalition as well as Coalition members UNICO Nation, the Anti-Bias Committee of UNICO and the UNICO Columbus Parade Committee (www.iaovc.org) are adding its voices to the growing chorus of organizations and public officials shocked by the recent defacing of the Christopher Columbus statue in Hamilton Township, NJ.
For years we all have been honoring Columbus now we are asking that we defend him.
We have communicated with John Scarpati, President of the Italian American Mercer County Festival Committee and asked if One Voice and UNICO could hold a wreath laying ceremony at the defaced statue. He was very agreeable and appreciative of our request and suggested that it be held sometime at the end of August or early September. UNICO and One Voice will be arranging for free bus transportation with various pick up stops from Northern to Southern New Jersey. Finally, our intent is to bring a large contingent to honor Columbus and prove to the community at large that we care immensely in the preservation of our heritage.
I will give everyone any updates. In the mean time One Voice will be meeting to plan this event Everyone is welcome. E-mail me if you’re interested in attending