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MEDIA ADVISORY: THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: IS THERE AN ITALIAN-AMERICAN VOTE?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


MEDIA ADVISORY EVENT: The 2008 Presidential Election: Is There An Italian-American Vote?

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2007
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jefferson and Lincoln West (Concourse Level)
Hilton Washington & Towers
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Moderator: Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli

NIAF Chairman

Panelists: Michael Barone
Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report; Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Joseph R. Cerrell
NIAF Vice Chairman, Founder & CEO of Cerrell Associates, Inc., a public affairs consulting firm (Los Angeles)

A. Kenneth Ciongoli

Robert Novak
Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Fox News Commentator and Author of “Prince of Darkness”

Bill Schneider
CNN Senior Political Analyst

The roundtable of distinguished panelists will discuss the Italian-American constituency and the upcoming Presidential election.

Some of the questions that the speakers will explore are: Is there an Italian American voting block or have Italian Americans assimilated into mainstream American politics? Do people vote along ethnic, racial, or gender lines? Will women support Hillary Clinton, African Americans support Barack Obama, Hispanics support Bill Richardson, and Italian Americans support Rudolph W. Giuliani?

The conference is presented in conjunction with the NIAF 32nd Anniversary Convention and Gala Weekend. All conferences are free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Marino, 202/939-3115 or jmarino@niaf.org.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit www.niaf.org





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