Italian American identity
"There was an election, and we will have an inaugural, and for the good of our country we need to get behind the president of the United States, and give him the opportunity to tell us what his vision is. We’re going through this horrible, terrible pandemic; divisiveness can actually kill us... We have a Board which is bi-partisan; some are Republicans, some are Democrats, some supported President Trump, some supported President-elect Biden, and I think what NIAF has to do is focus on its mission, which is perennial, no matter who is president, and that is to advance our culture – all of the values that I talked about earlier; to help young people, especially now that they have lost so much time in their education. We shouldn’t spend time focusing on divisions... We cannot afford to have the threat coming from ourselves, from the inside, to divide us. So, that is my goal for NIAF, and I think you can be a member of NIAF and really be sad that your candidate lost, or you can be happy your candidate won, but get over it!"
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