HR 2442 testimony hearing in Washington DC
Anthony E. La Piana, founder & president of NIAC delivers his testimony before House Congressional leaders in Washington DC in the Sam Rayburn building in 1999 on behalf of legislation HR 2442 The Italian American WarTime Violation Act. HR 2442 passed both the U.S. House and Senate and eventually was signed into Law by then President William J. Clinton. Anthony E. La Piana, founder and president of NIAC successfully persuaded both the House and Senate the voting and passage of HR 2442. Legislation HR 2442 is the most significant piece of legislation signed into law on behalf of Italian Americans in the history of the United States.
Anthony E. La Piana, founder & president of NIAC was chosen by former chairman Henry Hyde (R)6th district of Illinois to help organize the Congressional Judiciary sub-committee Hearings for HR 2442. La Piana and NIAC were at the forefront of the "Movement" an awareness campaign bringing attention to the American people the civil rights abuse visited upon Italian Americans during this period. La Piana was the national activist and NIAC the leading organization behind this major civil rights Movement.
Reported by TOLIS on 2009-07-31
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