Addabbo announces website launch for NYS Conference of Italian-American Legislators

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., President of the New York State Italian-American Conference of State Legislators — a group of elected officials from across the state that are interested in promoting and amplifying Italian culture and achievement — has announced a brand new website to help the conference grow.

“As President of the New York State Italian-American Conference of State Legislators, I am very excited to announce the launch of our official website,” Addabbo said. “Over the past few months we have worked to develop a user-friendly site as a way for our conference to share pertinent information, grow partnerships, to promote the positive aspects of Italian heritage, and create online fundraising opportunities.”

The vision for the new website is to provide visitors a one-stop information portal to learn about the NYS Conference of Italian-American Legislators, browse upcoming events and announcements, apply for scholarships, access to sponsor opportunities, and provide feedback. This new website will also provide broad fundraising opportunities, through online advertising and individual donor options, for the conference’s annual distribution of student scholarships.

“I am proud to be able to provide students throughout the state an opportunity to win financial scholarships each year with the Italian-American Conference of State Legislators, and this new website will help even more students have a chance at winning,” Addabbo added. “The website will be a fantastic tool that will help promote Italian culture and heritage to an even wider audience.”

During a normal legislative session, the Italian American Conference meets each month to discuss issues of interest, advocacy opportunities and to coordinate their annual Italian-American Festa. The primary purpose of this annual event is to raise funds for scholarships, while also providing an opportunity to recognize Italian-Americans who have contributed to society through such endeavors as the arts, labor, sports, and government.

This year, the conference members proudly advocated for the installation of the statue of Mother Cabrini in NYC, which was ultimately unveiled during this year’s Columbus Day events.

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