WINDY CITY TIMES
||Italian American Heritage Society backs replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
--From a press release
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CHICAGO, ILThe Italian American Heritage Society of Chicago ( IAHSC ) announces this morningits support of a bill introduced by state Rep. Delia C. Ramirez ( D-4 ) to replace Columbus Day withIndigenous Peoples Day. The bill is the product of an ongoing collaboration between Ramirez andthe American Indian Center, a partner of IAHSC."This is a crucial step and builds on the good work of the American Indian Center on a city andcounty level," said Gabriel Piemonte, president and founder of IAHSC. "Columbus must beeradicated from the root, which means removing him from every bill, every law, on every level ofgovernment."The Society will call upon its members to ask their elected officials in Springfield to support the bill, Piemonte said.
"In 2020, one's culture is one's politics," Piemonte said. "To stand up for a more hopeful futuremeans confronting the past and responding to our mistakes. That's what this bill does, and that'swhy the many Italian Americans who see the perversity of holding up the murderous Columbus asa hero will support Delia, the American Indian Center, and this important legislation."To learn more about the Italian American Heritage Society of Chicago, visithttp://italianheritagechicago.org .#
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