Supporters

Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples Day is building a strong coalition of support from progressive Italians, municipal commissions, nonprofit and social justice organizations, public figures, business owners, and other allies. Join us! Sign our statement here. (If you are not of Italian descent, there is a field on the form to indicate that you are signing as an ally.)

Elected Officials
Representative Jack Patrick Lewis (D), presenting sponsor of H.3665
Representative Lindsay Sabadosa (D), sponsor of H.3665
Representative Carmine Gentile (D)
Senator Jason Lewis* (D), sponsor of H.3665
Mayor Joe Curtatone, Somerville, MA
Mayor Marc McGovern, Cambridge, MA

Italian American Community and Faith Leaders, Writers, Scholars, and Educators

  • Lilu Barbosa*, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
  • Dan Borelli, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Artist, Lecturer, Director of Exhibitions, Cambridge, MA
  • Ginetta Candelario, Professor of Sociology, Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • Tina Cassidy, Author and Boston Globe journalist and editor, Waltham, MA
  • Christopher Castellani, Novelist, Boston, MA
  • Michelle Chalmers, Co-Founder, Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples Day; President, World of Wellesley, Wellesley, MA
  • Dante Comparetto, Worcester School Committee, Worchester, MA
  • Joseph Anthony Curro, Jr., Vice-Chair, Arlington, MA, Select Board, Arlington, MA
  • Danielle DeLuca, Co-Founder, Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples Day; Cultural Survival, Cambridge, MA
  • George de Stephano, author and journalist, Long Island City, NY
  • Anthony DeVito, actor, comedian and author, Brooklyn, NY
  • Christopher DiMeo, Arlington Human Rights Commission, Arlington, MA
  • Norah (Pastorino) Dooley, Co-Founder, Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples Day, Brookline, MA
  • Charles Fox, Professor of Psychology, Worcester, MA
  • Edvige Giubta, writer, educator, scholar, Teaneck, NJ
  • Juliet Grames, author, Bradford, RI
  • Jennifer Guglielmo, Associate Professor of History, Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • Joy Harris*, Director, Lakota YouthStay Program, Medford, MA
  • Jason Kusiak, Community Organizer, Human Rights Coalition, Arlington, MA
  • Heather Leavell, Co-Founder, Italian Americans for Indigenous Peoples Day, Bedford, MA
  • Anthony Lioi, Professor of Liberal Arts and English, The Juilliard School, Montclair, NJ
  • Misha Heij Mariano, Western Mass Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Holyoke, MA
  • Marco Rafala, novelist, Brooklyn, NY
  • Rev. Catie Scudera, Minister, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Needham, MA
  • Miranda Vitello, Cultural Survival, Cambridge, MA

*Not Italian American. Signed as an ally.

Italian Americans in Massachusetts

  • Mark Abbate, Norfolk, MA
  • Julie Adamo, Research & Instruction Librarian, Mount Holyoke College, Northampton, MA
  • Jesse Agro, Boston, MA
  • Jane Allen, Melrose, MA
  • Maria Antifonario, Cambridge, MA
  • Danae Arone, Marion, MA
  • Kerri Babish, Medford, MA
  • Marley Balasco, Doctoral Student, Springfield College, South Hadley, MA
  • Brian Barone, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Janet Beatrice, Maynard, MA
  • Jacqueline Beaupre, Cambridge, MA
  • Denise Berkley, Taunton, MA
  • Stacy M. Binn, Malden, MA
  • Ali Blake, Boston, MA
  • Anna Borrelli, Boston, MA
  • Marianna Bucina, Boston, MA
  • Robin Calef, Brockton, MA
  • Cynara Cannatella, Malden, MA
  • Sage Carbone, Cambridge, MA
  • Christina Cardone, Salem, MA
  • Anne Carter, Milton, MA
  • Marcus Chalmers, Student, Wellesley, MA
  • Melissa Ciaccia, Hamilton, MA
  • Nina Colombaro, Northfield, MA
  • Sarah Coppola, Medford, MA
  • Ellen Teresa Corcoran, Hyannis, MA
  • Elena Cruz, Worcester, MA
  • Amy DiNolo Cortright, Kingston, MA
  • Matt Coughlin, Beverly, MA
  • Nicholas Cream, Residence Director, Westfield State University, Westsfield, MA
  • Emma D’Amato, Boston, MA
  • Jeff Davis, Cambridge, MA
  • Matt Devino, Boston, MA
  • Joanna Dellaripa Rosenberg, Melrose, MA
  • Diana DeLuca, Sherborn, MA
  • Patricia DeRosa, Boston, MA
  • Derek Diaco, Winchester, MA
  • Maria DiBenedetto, Wakefield, MA
  • Ronnie DiComo, Framingham, MA
  • Cathleen Dinsmore, Hopkinton, MA
  • Chris Aileen Ditunno, Somerville, MA
  • Elizabeth Doherty, Newton, MA
  • Lucia Drench, Bedford, MA
  • Lacy Dumay, Norfolk, MA
  • Andrew Farnitano, Boston, MA
  • Kristin Pizzo Fitzgerald, Arlington, MA
  • Hillary Fotino, Stoneham, MA
  • Laurie Fresina, Needham Heights, MA
  • Mary Fusoni, Arlington, MA
  • Robert Gaccione, Boston, MA
  • Mariagabriella Gangi, Medford, MA
  • T. Gasbarrini, Bolton, MA
  • Deborah M. Gesualdo, Danvers, MA
  • Karen Ghiron, FORJ, Newton, MA
  • Jeff Giaquinto, Orleans, MA
  • Phillip Giffee, Framingham, MA
  • Leslie Giordano, Florence, MA
  • Michael Gobiel, Boston Public Schools Teacher, East Boston, MA
  • Jennifer Goldstein, Boston, MA
  • Lisa Green, Boston, MA
  • Julie Gregorio, Cambridge, MA
  • Marie-Laure Grimaldi, Boston, MA
  • Stephen Guerriero, Dedham, MA
  • Kate Hayes-Huer, Brockton, MA
  • Michael Hitchcock, Executive Director, Roots and Dreams, Turners Falls, MA
  • Michael Illuzzi, Sharon, MA
  • Daniel Jeannetti, Braintree, MA
  • Alexis Johnson, Weymouth, MA
  • Xochi Kountz, Billerica, MA
  • Nella LaRosa-Waters, Our Revolution, Cambridge, MA
  • Eve Lauria, Dorchester, MA
  • Eliza Lawrence, Worcester, MA
  • Jessica Leach, Somerville, MA
  • Carol (Eusanio) Leavell, Hingham, MA
  • Jessica Leavell, Bedford, MA
  • Giuseppe Leonelli, Newton, MA
  • Madeline Lessing, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Giuseppi Leonelli, Newton, MA
  • Giuseppe Liquori, Springfield, MA
  • Maria LoConte, Lexington, MA
  • Andrea Lorusso, Quincy, MA
  • Joyce MacPherson, Canton, MA
  • Devin Mahoney, Boston, MA
  • Stephen Malagodi, Lowell, MA
  • Carol Marcacci, Acton, MA
  • Lynette Martyn, Arlington, MA
  • Karen Marzioli, Haverhill, MA
  • Ginevra Mastrobattista, Amherst, MA
  • Jacqueline Maxwell, Waltham, MA
  • Katie McBrine, Hingham, MA
  • Kathleen McCabe, Newton, MA
  • Milva (DiDomizio) McDonald, Medford, MA
  • Elizabeth McGuire, Boston, MA
  • Patrick McGuire, Allston, MA
  • Matteo Meller, Haverhill, MA
  • Karen Miranda, Boston, MA
  • Allyson Nevard, Framingham, MA
  • Linda Noel, Franklin, MA
  • Gavin O’Brien, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Walter O’Hearn, Milford, MA
  • Christin O’Donnell, Newton, MA
  • Giovannie Otero, Dorchester, MA
  • Claudia Owens, North Andover, MA
  • Garima Pandey, Lexington, MA
  • Eugene Papa, Cambridge, MA
  • Anne Marie Papandrea, Duxbury, MA
  • Kristin (Coletti) Parker, Boston, MA
  • Marian Parker, Hadley, MA
  • Shirley Paul, Roslindale, MA
  • Deborah Pedersen, East Walpole, MA
  • Flavia Perugini, Concord, MA
  • Antionette S. Peters, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA
  • Caro Pinto, Northampton, MA
  • Jessica Polito, Newton, MA
  • J. David Pope, Pittsfield, MA
  • Emilia Rainwalker, Dorchester, MA
  • Elizabeth Caretti Ramirez, Holyoke, MA
  • Leah Ramuglia, Boston, MA
  • Dana Rasso, Pittsfield, MA
  • Emily Restivo, Boston, MA
  • Rebecca Riccio, Arlington, MA
  • Louisa Rigali, Boston, MA
  • Elizabeth Rocco, M.D., Arlington, MA
  • Elizabeth Rodio, Sharon, MA
  • Rachael Rosi, Boston, MA
  • Melissa Savignano, Boston, MA
  • Elizabeth Scorsello, Malden, MA
  • Erica Scott-Pacheco, Fall River, MA
  • Letitia Marie Serrani, Florence, MA
  • Amanda Shepard, Framingham, MA
  • Martha Simon, Burlington, MA
  • Kathleen Simone, Malden, MA
  • Michael Paggi Singer, Newton, MA
  • Nicole S., Somerville, MA
  • Maureen Skehan, Roslindale, MA
  • David Speredelozzi, Braintree, MA
  • Sam Stauffer, Berlin, MA
  • Stefanie Torlai Stauffer, Marlborough, MA
  • Mary Ann Cangemi Svenning, Retired Teacher, Scituate, MA
  • Alex Takats, Arlington, MA
  • Rebecca Termine, Amherst, MA
  • Kristopher Toma-Lee, Medford, MA
  • Brendon Tomasi, Hinsdale, MA
  • Andrew Turpin, Barnstable, MA
  • Anthony Vogel, Arlington, MA
  • Kylie Walker, Cambridge, MA
  • Stacy Weston, Northampton, MA
  • Barbara Worby, Holliston, MA
  • Doreen Yannetty, Salem, MA
  • Theresa Yannetty, Norwood, MA
  • Fiona Zambuto, Winchester, MA
  • Sarah Zitoli, Medfield, MA

Italian American Individuals Outside Massachusetts

  • Francesca Amato, Weehawken, NJ
  • Yamel Baez, Providence, RI
  • Renee Baldocchi, San Rafael, CA
  • Allison Basile, Founder, Tightshift Laboring Cooperative, University Park, MD
  • Monica Berini, San Francisco, CA
  • Samantha Blancato, Owner, Strega Botanica, New London, CT
  • Cinse Bonino, Burlington, VT
  • Filomena Bruno, Sea Girt, NJ
  • Sarah Catalinotto, New York, NY
  • Richard Cecchine, Benvenuto Lodge, Sons & Daughters of Italy, Chesterbrook, PA
  • Genna Cherichello, New York, NY
  • Angela Cimadon, Suffield, CT
  • Donato Cofino, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stephen D’Alessio, Arlington VA
  • Angel D’Angelo, Riverview, FL
  • Dr. Mark DiPaolo, Staten Island, NY
  • Kelsey DeCerchio, Philadelphia, PA
  • Maggie Della Roca, Richfield, MN
  • Carmen Joseph Dello Buono, San Jose, CA
  • Anthony DeLorenzo, Wellington, FL
  • Jack DeMasi, Mamaroneck, NY
  • Arianne Di Nardo, Toronto, Ontario
  • James Eusanio, Manassas, VA
  • Andrew Farago, Berkey, CA
  • Kathryn Ferriello, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Annamaria Formichelli, Bethpage, NY
  • Nicole Fornario, Pearl River, NY
  • Jacquelyn Fusco, Long Beach, NY
  • Victoria Garafala, Avoca, PA
  • Jenna Galowich, Chicago, IL
  • Jeanie Glaser, Harrisburg, PA
  • Melanie Hatch, Kennesaw, GA
  • Brittany Hennrikus, Brooklyn, NY
  • Stephanie Hodgson, Long Beach, CA
  • Collin Humble, Henderson, NV
  • Heny Josephine, Kearny, NJ
  • Francesca Lucia Kade, Atlanta, GA
  • Gabrielle Kotkov, Austin, TX
  • Danielle LaSenna, Sarasota, FL
  • Taormina Lepore, Albany, CA
  • Elizabeth Lombardo, Longmont, CO
  • Kristie Lutz, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ellen Lynch, Jacksonville, OR
  • Clara Lyon, Chicago, IL
  • Lindsay Manzella, Phoenix, AZ
  • Maria Moccia, Brooklyn, NY
  • Leah Coppoletta Maitlen, Smyrna, TN
  • Michael Mallozzi, President, Borderlands Brewing, Tuscon, AZ
  • Joanne Mattera, Artist, New York, NY
  • Dante Meola, Seattle, WA
  • Glen Mirmina, Milford, CT
  • Carrie Montgomery, Seattle, WA
  • Rebekah Mori, Jersey City, NJ
  • Mary Notari, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kathy Panasci, South Burlington, VT
  • Emily Parenti, Chicago, IL
  • Patrick Piazza, San Francisco, CA
  • Jonathan Politis, Syracuse, NY
  • Prairie Rodgers, Seattle, WA
  • Jessica Rotter, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Teresa Russo, Branford, CT
  • David Savino, Brooklyn, NY
  • Paola Scarpellini, New York, NY
  • James Schiaffino, Baltimore, MD
  • Rachel Schohn, Newbury Park, CA
  • Jean LaFauci Schutt, Alexandria, VA
  • Vanessa Siino, San Francisco, CA
  • Richard Stillman, Brooklyn, NY
  • Stefanie LeDonne Smeigh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cynthia Squillace, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Syracuse, NY
  • Randy Squillace, Syracuse, NY
  • Paul Tamburro, Associate Faculty, Indiana University, Mishawaka, IN
  • Elizabeth Tavella, Chicago, IL
  • Lydia Fazio Theys, Woodbridge, CT
  • James Tracy, Oakland, CA
  • Miriam (Gatto Bugni) Wilson, Lynnwood, WA
  • Annette Farriano Wood, Oakland, CA
  • Ryan Witter, Seattle, WA
  • Kara Wood, Oakland, CA
  • Deanna Young, Portland, ME
  • Angelo Zeolla, Scarsdale, NY

Allies (Individuals not of Italian Descent)

  • Walter Alomar, President, Organization for Culture of Hispanic Americans, Long Branch, NJ
  • Sharon Blessing, Ellicott City, MD
  • Liz Brenner, Waltham, MA
  • Meredith Burns, Alexandria, VA
  • Amber Clark, Seattle, WA
  • Lynn Cooper, Medford, MA
  • Caroline Cutlip, New York, NY
  • Sarah Demb, Watertown, MA
  • Jessica Drench, Melrose, MA
  • Jeffrey Eyges, Brookline, MA
  • Elizabeth Garrett, Melrose, MA
  • Sue Goldstein, Port Washington, NY
  • Sonny Hayes, Irish Republican Activist, Plymouth, MA
  • MJ Jones, White Plains, NY
  • Jessica Langlois, Holliston, MA
  • Joe Leavell, Hingham, MA
  • Jay Melerba, Boston, MA
  • Reagan McCain, Co-Chair, Network for Social Justice, Winchester, MA
  • Bruce Roberts, Advisor, Lakota YouthStay, Medford, MA
  • Marcia Schloss, Concord, MA
  • Rebecca Smoller, Wayland, MA
  • Greg Ux, Boston, MA
  • Anna Watson, Arlington, MA
  • Roberta Zallen, Wayland, MA