Bob Blancato, IADLC Chair
IADLC STATEMENT ON NEW YORK’S GOP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ROB ASTORINO'S REMARKS CONCERNING GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO
Andrew Cuomo has served New York State for many years as a highly respected, and upstanding Italian-American Democrat dedicated to protecting a state that is so proud of its Italian-American heritage. Mr. Astorino's comments are in no way indicative of Governor Cuomo's pattern of actions, they are simply methods of bullying Governor Cuomo for political gain. Mr. Astorino should be ashamed of perpetuating such an unjust and crude stereotype as this is insulting to the Governor as well as to the millions of Italian-Americans living in New York and across the country.
For almost twenty years, the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council has been the national voice of Italian Americans in the Democratic Party -- the national political action committee supporting candidates for Congress and major statewide offices, reaching out to Italian American voters for their presidential candidates, and promoting the appointment of Italian Americans at the national level.