Statements on Christopher Columbus Statues
ATTENTION ITALIAN AMERICANS of COOK COUNTY:
The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans needs your help in saving the Columbus Day
holiday in Cook County. An ordinance has been proposed that replaces Columbus Day with
Indigenous People's Day. We need you to send your sentiments to YOUR Cook County
Commissioner. Or simply use the letter provided HERE.
1. Please fill in the correct date and address the letter to your Cook County
Commissioner found HERE and mail it to them
2. Don’t know who your Cook County Commissioner is? Please refer to the
map below and the list of corresponding commissioners here to identify your
3. Mailing letters really does help the Commissioners hear our concerns.
Thank you for your participation in this important campaign to preserve
Columbus Day in Cook County, IL.
JCCIA President | firstname.lastname@example.org
February 19, 2021 Statement from Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans Chicago’s Italian American Community responds to Monuments Project.
Public Feedback Needed:
December 2020 letter from Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans to the
Cook County Commissioners regarding Columbus Day. Full statement here.
Please use this standard word doc. template to share with the Commissioners. Also, click here to view the Cook County Commissioners contact information. Either send a hard copy via U.S. Postal Service, 118 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60602 or by email. And please ask your family and friends to do the same. It is important to act now.
July 24, 2020 Statement from Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans regarding the Columbus statues in Chicago. Full statement here.
Statement from Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans regarding the willful defilement of Columbus statues around the country. Full statement here.
October 9, 2020 letter from Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans to Mayor Lori Lightfoot regarding the temporary removal of the Columbus statues in Chicago. Full statement here.