Political Awareness and Involvement
The Political Awareness and Involvement Committee is a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. initiative that is committed to public service as designated by its Five-Point Thrust Program. Nationally, it has focused on three major areas that influence the lives of others:
- Delta Days at the Nations Capitol
- Delta Days at the United Nations
- Voting Rights
MCAC sponsored a table at Neptune Township’s 2008 Black History Month celebration focused on voting rights and registration. A table was set-up during their Youth Summit, “Our Youth - A Time for Positive Change in a Multi-Cultural Society”. Our Political Awareness and Involvement Committee participated in all of the activities for the month. Some of the youth enrolled in Delta Academy were in attendance at this event.
We were represented at all of the following activities which supported our Social Action goals:
- Opening Reception and Youth Art Exhibit – Friday, February 1, 2008
- Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (Movie and Panel Discussion) – February 15, 2008
DST was co-moderator for this activity which explored the impact of Hip-Hop on our youth
- Youth Summit – Middle and High School Students – February 23, 2008
Plenary, Workshops and Exhibitors (DST voter registration table)
- Additional Activities include judging the following contest:
Black History Month Logo Contest – Middle and High School Students
Essay Contest sponsored by Central Jersey Club
Thanks to our membership we had a very successful Coat Drive last winter with the donations going to Linkages, Rt. 33, Tinton Falls, NJ. We look forward to continuing this project.
This year, we began the year with members of the committee setting up a voter registration table at the Garden Arts Center African-American Festival on September 20, 2008. We are encouraging all Deltas to volunteer during this election season to make phone calls, canvass or get people to the polls.