At the request of the Democratic National Committee, Italian American leaders in the Clinton-Gore campaign founded the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council in 1993 to serve as the national voice of Italian Americans in the Democratic Party. In 2022, the name was changed to Italian American Democrats.
The organization’s objectives are:
Raise and contribute campaign funds to Italian American Democratic candidates for Congress and major statewide candidates in every election cycle
Organize Outreach Efforts
Assist Democratic presidential campaigns in organizing and implementing outreach to Italian American voters in the U.S. and abroad
Advocate for Appointments
Advocate for the appointment of Italian Americans by Democratic presidential administrations to Cabinet positions, federal judgeships, ambassadorships, White House and other administration staff positions, and federal boards and commissions
Recruit Italian American Democrats to participate in campaigns, party-building activities, and public service
National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council
Helped found and continue to lead the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council within the Democratic National Committee
Host receptions, for Italian American delegates to the Democratic National Convention and for Italian Americans attending inaugural events honoring Democratic presidents
Frank J. Guarini
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Secretary of Defense
Joseph Paolino, Jr.
Stephen R. Aiello
Gene & Betsy Conti
U.S. Senator (Ret.)
Aileen Riotto Sirey
Mary Louise Vitelli
Networks and Initatives
Italian American Next-Gen Network
The Next-Gen Network brings college-age and young professionals together to engage in national politics and to provide connections and support for their personal and professional development.
Women’s Leadership Initiative
The Women’s Leadership Initiative seeks to provide education, training, support, and connections to help Italian American women integrate and articulate the values of their heritage in service and leadership. Through this initiative, we aspire to further extend Italian American values into the Democratic Party, its agenda, public policies, and public service.
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