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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jesse Agro, Boston, MA
  • Jane Allen, Melrose, MA
  • Danae Arone, Marion, MA
  • Kerri Babish, Medford, MA
  • Marley Balasco, Doctoral Student, Springfield College, South Hadley, MA
  • Janet Beatrice, Maynard, MA
  • Jacqueline Beaupre, Cambridge, MA
  • Denise Berkley, Taunton, MA
  • Ali Blake, Boston, MA
  • Anna Borrelli, Boston, MA
  • Marianna Bucina, Boston, MA
  • Cynara Cannatella, Malden, MA
  • Sage Carbone, Cambridge, MA
  • Christina Cardone, Salem, 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
  • 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
  • Jeff Giaquinto, Orleans, MA
  • Phillip Giffee, Framingham, 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
  • Madeline Lessing, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Maria LoConte, Lexington, MA
  • Andrea Lorusso, Quincy, MA
  • Joyce MacPherson, Canton, MA
  • Devin Mahoney, Boston, MA
  • Carol Marcacci, Acton, MA
  • Lynette Martyn, Arlington, MA
  • Karen Marzioli, Haverhill, MA
  • Katie McBrine, Hingham, 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
  • 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
  • J. David Pope, Pittsfield, MA
  • Emilia Rainwalker, Dorchester, 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
  • Erica Scott-Pacheco, Fall River, MA
  • Letitia Marie Serrani, Florence, MA
  • Amanda Shepard, Framingham, MA
  • Martha Simon, Burlington, MA
  • Michael Paggi Singer, Newton, 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
  • Stacy Weston, Northampton, MA
  • Barbara Worby, Holliston, MA
  • Doreen Yannetty, Salem, MA
  • Theresa Yannetty, Norwood, MA
  • Sarah Zitoli, Medfield, MA

Italian American Individuals Outside Massachusetts

  • 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
  • Sarah Catalinotto, New York, NY
  • Genna Cherichello, New York, NY
  • Angela Cimadon, Suffield, CT
  • Stephen D’Alessio, Arlington VA
  • Dr. Mark DiPaolo, Staten Island, NY
  • Kelsey DeCerchio, Philadelphia, PA
  • Maggie Della Roca, Richfield, MN
  • 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
  • Nicole Fornario, Pearl River, NY
  • Jacquelyn Fusco, Long Beach, NY
  • Victoria Garafala, Avoca, PA
  • Melanie Hatch, Kennesaw, GA
  • Collin Humble, Henderson, NV
  • Heny Josephine, Kearny, NJ
  • Francesca Lucia Kade, Atlanta, GA
  • Danielle LaSenna, Sarasota, FL
  • Elizabeth Lombardo, Longmont, CO
  • Ellen Lynch, Jacksonville, OR
  • Clara Lyon, Chicago, IL
  • Michael Mallozzi, President, Borderlands Brewing, Tuscon, AZ
  • Joanne Mattera, Artist, New York, NY
  • Carrie Montgomery, Seattle, WA
  • Rebekah Mori, Jersey City, NJ
  • Emily Parenti, Chicago, IL
  • Patrick Piazza, San Francisco, CA
  • Prairie Rodgers, Seattle, WA
  • Jessica Rotter, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Teresa Russo, Branford, CT
  • Paola Scarpellini, New York, NY
  • Vanessa Siino, San Francisco, CA
  • Stefanie LeDonne Smeigh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cynthia Squillace, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Syracuse, NY
  • Randy Squillace, Syracuse, NY
  • Lydia Fazio Theys, Woodbridge, CT
  • James Tracy, Oakland, CA
  • Miriam (Gatto Bugni) Wilson, Lynnwood, WA
  • Annette Farriano Wood, Oakland, CA
  • Kara Wood, Oakland, CA
  • Angelo Zeolla, Scarsdale, NY

Allies (Individuals not of Italian Descent)

  • Sharon Blessing, Ellicott City, MD
  • Liz Brenner, Waltham, MA
  • Meredith Burns, Alexandria, VA
  • Amber Clark, Seattle, WA
  • Lynn Cooper, Medford, MA
  • Jessica Drench, Melrose, MA
  • Jeffrey Eyges, Brookline, MA
  • Sue Goldstein, Port Washington, NY
  • 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
  • Roberta Zallen, Wayland, MA