Political Awareness and Involvement

Our Founders’ participation in the Suffrage March for Women to Vote in March, 1913 was our organization’s first act of political awareness and involvement. This act set the tone for today. Political awareness and involvement is major fabric of our organization. The committee serves the chapter as a non-partisan resource. It endeavors to encourage the membership to take a more active role in the political process and to fulfill their civic responsibility. The purpose of this program is to empower the chapter to remain actively involved in local, state and national political issues.

►Political Awareness and Involvement (Social Action) Chairs:  Doris Bey, Florence Bey, and Kimberly Dickerson

▲National Voter Registration Day (Partnership with Commonwealth University)

September 27, 2016

Today, low voter turnout statistics highlight the need to continue to identify ways to include opportunities for all citizens to exercise their voting power. This planned event created pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities and how to register in time to vote.


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▲Voter Registration at “2 Street” Festival

Voter registration drive initiative to sign individuals up who are not registered to vote. Provides educational literature to help encourage those who are registered that our votes matter. Information to include: electoral races, when and where to vote.

▲Delta Days at the General Assembly- This legislative forum is periodically conducted to bring Deltas from across the state of Virginia to meet their state representatives and senators to engage in dialogue on issues and bills that are important to their personal and community well-being.

▲Delta Days at the Nation’s Capital-In 1989, the National Social Action Commission instituted Delta Days at the Nation’s Capital, an annual legislative conference to increase members’ involvement in the national public policy-making process. This includes legislative briefings, issue forums, and advocacy skills development. Featured speakers include key policy makers, members of the United States Congress, Congressional staff members, and national issues experts.

▲Political Awareness Spring Forum


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