Save Columbus Day Petition

We are petitioning for an official Capital Luncheon and White House evening reception in recognition of Columbus Day and the contributions of 25 million Americans of Italian descent. With our holiday under attack, we are asking the White House to rededicate the Presidency to both the holiday and the community.

We also ask the President to host an official yearly signing ceremony in celebration of Columbus Day, the Italian American community and the importance of the immigrant experience in the making of our great nation. Columbus Day represents not only the accomplishments and contributions of Italian Americans but also the indelible spirit of risk, sacrifice and self-reliance of a great Italian icon that defines the United States of America.