Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition Launches Petition In Opposition to NEA Resolution to Eliminate Columbus Day

Aug 29, 2019 294

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, has launched an online petition to have the National Education Association (“NEA”) resolution to eliminate Columbus Day overturned and requesting an investigation by the Secretary of Education.

As previously announced, IAOVC assembled a Task Force of a multitude of Italian American organizations from across the country, to demand NEA overturn its Resolution, passed at the NEA National Convention in July, to eliminate Columbus Day. Task Force members emailed and called NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia to have the Anti-Columbus Resolution overturned over the last several weeks. Due to that not occurring, the online petition was launched.

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