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STATI UNITI | NIAF Statement Regarding Philadelphia’s  Columbus Statue Ruling

(Washington, D.C. – August 19, 2021) Liberty has once more sprung forth from Philadelphia with the  ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick which blocked the city’s baseless attempt to remove the  Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia’s Marconi Park.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) applauds Judge Patrick’s well ‐ reasoned decision and  hopes it will serve as a catalyst for other municipalities across the nation to reconsider their unjustifiable  attempts to remove tributes to Columbus who remains a figure of tremendous historical significance not  only to Italian Americans but to American immigrants and their descendants of all ethnicities.

“The outcome of this lawsuit represents a triumph of the rule of law over those who would seek to impose  their agenda without the due process and civil discourse that are at the heart of our American democracy,”  stated NIAF Chairman Robert E. Carlucci.