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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 9, 2020 12:50 PM
From: Representative Karen Boback
To: All House members
Subject: Italian-American Heritage Month - October 2020
In the near future I plan on introducing a resolution recognizing October, 2020, as “Italian-American Heritage Month” in the Commonwealth.

Many individuals of Italian heritage headed to Pennsylvania looking for jobs from 1890 to 1960.  The Italian immigration population to Pennsylvania ranked second in the country (behind only New York).

Today,  there are more than 17 million Americans of Italian heritage in the United States, and  over 1.4 million Americans of Italian heritage residing in the Commonwealth. These Italian-Americans have contributed greatly to Pennsylvania  with deep roots in religion, politics, the arts, science, law and economic and social institutions.

Please join me in sponsoring this resolution to designate Italian-American Heritage Month.

Introduced as HR1078