News

Oct 17th, 2016: IADLC officially endorses Joseph Torsella for State Treasurer of Pennsylvania.  Click here to read our press release. 

Sept 19th, 2016: IADLC officially endorses Eugene DePasquale for re-election as Pennsylvania’s Auditor General.  Click here to read our press release. 

Sept 14th, 2016: IADLC officially endorses Bryan Caforio for Congress in California’s 25th Congressional District.  Click here to read our press release. 

June 29th, 2016: IADLC officially endorses Steve Santarsiero for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.  Click here to read our press release. 

April 14, 2015IADLC officially endorses Natalie Tennant for re-election as Secretary of State in West Virginia.  Click here to read our press release. 

July 29th, 2014: The IADLC's statement on NY GOP Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino's remarks concerning Governor Andrew Cuomo. Click here to read our press release. 

June 11, 2014: The IADLC is proud to partner with Welcome.US in honoring June as the 1st Annual Immigrant Heritage Month. Click here to read our press release. 

April 15, 2014: IADLC officially endorses Gina Raimondo for Governor in Rhode Island.  Click here to read our press release. 

April 8, 2014: IADLC officially endorses Dan Maffei for Congress in New York's 24th District.  Click here to read our press release. 

March 7, 2014: IADLC officially endorses Dr. John LaFerla for Congress in Maryland's 1st District.  Click here to read our press release. 

February 21st, 2014: IADLC officially endorses Mary Landrieu for the US Senate in Louisiana.  Click here to read our press release.

February 1st, 2014: Mitch Landrieu is re-elected easily as the Mayor of New Orleans. Click here to read more.

January 23rd, 2014--IADLC officially endorses Nick Casey for Congress in West Virginia's 2nd District. Click here to read our press release.

January 21st, 2014--IADLC officially endorses Mitch Landrieu for Mayor of New Orleans. Click here to read our press release.

January 6th, 2014--Barack Obama endorses Mitch Landrieu for Mayor of New Orleans. Click here to read more. 

January 1st, 2014--Bill de Blasio is inaugurated as the first Italian American Democratic Mayor of New York City. Click  here to read his inaugural speech.

December 17th, 2013--The Obama administration announces the appointment of a former Microsoft Corp executive Kurt DelBene to oversee its revamped HealthCare.gov website. Click here  to read more. 

December 10th, 2013- Italian American and friend of the IADLC, John Podesta, is named special adviosor to President Obama on issues related to the healthcare law, executive orders and climate change. Click here  to read more. 

November 19th, 2013--The IADLC officially endorses Natalie Tennant for U.S. Senate.  Click here to read our press release. 

November 13th, 2013-Steve Richetti named Chief of Staff for Vice President Joe Biden. Click  here to read more. 

November 5th, 2013-Bill de Blasio is elected Mayor of New York city by nearly fifty points. Click  here to read more. 

November 5th, 2013- Senator Barbara Buono loses to front-runner Chris Christie in the race for Governor of New Jersey. 

October 31st, 2013- The IADLC officially endorses Felecia Rotellini for Arizona Attorney General. Click here to read the press release. 

October 26th, 2013-The IADLC honors Sec. Leon Panetta as the "Italian American Democrat of the Year" and honors him with the first annual "Leon Panetta Statesman Award". Click here for photos from the event. 

September 10th, 2013-Bill de Blasio wins the primary and becomes the Democratic candidate for Mayor of New York. Click here for more details. 

August 13th, 2013- According to a new Quinnipiac University poll,  Bill de Blasio has taken the lead in the Democratic primary for New York mayor!  Click here for more info. 

August 13th, 2013-Congressman Frank Pallone loses a tough race to Newark Mayor Cory Booker to be the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey. 

June 20, 2013- The IADLC officially endorses Coucilman Domenic Recchia for Congress in New York's 11th district. Click here to read our endorsement. 

June 18, 2013- Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. receives the endorsement of the State Council of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association. Click here to read more. 

June 12, 2013- State Senator Barbara Buono receives the endorsement of the New Jersey state AFL-CIO. “Union officials say Buono is the candidate who cares about ensuring quality education, good paying jobs and 'economic opportunities to achieve a middle-class lifestyle'.”

June 10, 2013-Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. announces his campaign to run for the Senate in New Jersey’s special election to fill the recently deceased Senator Frank Lautenberg’s seat. Click here for full story.  

June 4, 2013- State Senator Barbara Buono handidly wins the Democratic Primary in the New Jersey Gubernatorial race. Click here to read more. 

May 27, 2013- Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr. recognized as a “commendatore,” or commander, in the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy, the Italian government’s equivalent to knighthood. Click here for full story.  

May 21, 2013- Italian American Democrat Eric Garcetti becomes youngest Mayor of Los Angeles in more than a century. Click here to read more.

May 20, 2013- President Obama speaks with Prime Minister Letta of Italy to congratulate him on his new office and to reaffirm deep relationship between US and Italy. Click here to read more. 

May 10, 2013- The IADLC endorses Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about him.

February 28, 2013- Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at Year of Italian Culture Event See speech here. Read remarks here

February 14, 2013 - The IADLC endorsed Bill de Blasio for Mayor of New York City. To see his announcement video and read the IADLC's press release click here

October 29, 2012 - Mitt Romney lies about Italians, Obama, and Fiat. To see the video and read more click here.

October 23, 2012 Jim Rosapepe, the IADLC's Vice Chair, wrote an Oped on Obama's foreign policy after the last Presidential debate. Click here to read. 

October 9, 2012- 
The IADLC endorsed Sal Pace for Congress in the Colorado-3. Click here to read the press release.

October 2, 2012 - Italian American Community leaders, elected officials, labor leaders and activists from over 30 states have announced their support for the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. See the full list of Italian Americans for Obama here

September 25, 2012 - The IADLC endorsed Phil Scollo for Congress in the Pennsylavnia-10. Click here to learn more about Phil. 

September 19, 2012 - 
Two candidates endorsed by the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council have been selected for the DCCC’s Red-to-Blue Program. To read more click here.

September 5, 2012 - ANSA, Italy's leading wire service, covered the IADLC's reception in Charlotte.  Click here to read the article. 

August 11, 2012 -  Bob Blancato's Response to Mitt Romney's Choice for VP: "Paul Ryan has made much of his Catholicism, claiming that his budget plan to destroy Medicare, cut investments in education and aid to the needy is in the Catholic tradition. This is not the Catholic Church that I, nor other Italian Americans, grew up in.”  

July 11, 2012 - Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in the U.S. Capitol for Constantino Brumidi, the Artist of the U.S. Capitol. The event was attended by House and Senate Leadership and featured remarks by Leader Nancy Pelosi.

June 5, 2012 -- U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell upset Congressman Steve Rothman in the Democratic primary battle for the newly redrawn 9th District in New Jersey. IADLC statement here.

May 2012 -- IADLC launches Italian Americans for Obama.

March 6, 2012 - Italian American Steve Ricchetti, a well-known Democratic lobbyist, was hired by Vice President Biden as a counselor. Ricchetti, of lobby firm Ricchetti Inc., has not been listed as a lobbyist for the firm since 2008 and therefore will not need an ethics waiver to serve in the Obama administration. Ricchetti was deputy chief of staff to former President Clinton and senior advisor to the presidential campaigns of Sen. Kerry (2004) and now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2008).

Andrew Cuomo calls attention to himself by shunning media, Politico, February 28, 2012.  Read story here.

February 2, 2012 -- Italian American Democrat Suzanne Bonamici is headed to Washington, DC after defeating Republican Rob Cornilles by about 15 percentage points in the special election of Oregon's 1st Congressional District.  See story here.

January 4, 2012 -- Pascrell Faces Primary Challenge After Redistricting:  Rep. Steven Rothman will challenge fellow Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. in the New Jersey primary, a messy consequence of that state’s redistricting. Rothman will move to Englewood and take on Pascrell in Pascrell’s district, which was redrawn in mid-December to include parts of Bergen County. See story here.