Candidates for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies traveled to the nation’s capital on Sunday to participate at a candidates’ forum hosted by the Voce Italian newspaper.  Candidates from all the lists, except the PD, participated. The participants were: Dom Serafini (PDL), Simone Lolli (M5S), Giorgio Mosconi (Fare), Melo Cicala (Insieme President), and Vincenzo Arcobelli (lista Monti). Francesco Isgro, Executive Editor of Voce Italiana who moderated the debate, said that it was clear to him  that all the candidates agreed that Italian abroad were not well represented in prior administrations and that Italians abroad needed to speak with one voice.

The event was co-sponsored by the Lido Civic Club, the Abruzzi & Molise Heritage Society, the national Council for the Promotion of the Italian Language in American Schools (COPILAS), and the Sons of Italy International Lodge.