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In March of 1913, nearly six weeks after its founding, several Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founders marched in the historic Suffragist March under the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Banner, the Sorority's first public act. Today, low voter turnout statistics highlight the need to continue to identify ways to include opportunities for all citizens to exercise their voting power. Each of Delta’s programmatic initiatives has an advocacy component that is implemented under the auspices of social action when it is appropriate or necessary to do so.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues to institute activities that address:
Sponsoring Voter Registration and voter education programs
Combating Voter Suppression
The full restoration of voting rights for individuals who have paid their debt to society (ex-offenders)
Affordable Health Care and access to quality health care
Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment
Support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Political Awareness and Involvement
CLEAN WATER FOR THE CHILDREN OF FLINT
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is joining The National Council of Negro Women’s National Call to Action to hold accountable the deliberate and careless official acts resulting in the poisoning of Flint’s children and families. All members are charged to take action and contact your Senators to demand their assistance with restoring clean water to the Flint area!
Click here to find your member of Congress and send him/her an email.
In 1989, the National Social Action Commission instituted Delta Days in the Nation's Capital, an annual legislative conference to increase members' involvement in the national public policy-making process. The annual conference 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.
Delta Days activities include briefings on legislative issues which impact the African-American community; skill development sessions such as “How to Lobby Effectively,” “Understanding the Role of Congressional Staffers,” How to Monitor and Track Legislation;” and legislative visits to members of Congress. The participants, who come from all geographical areas of the country, also have opportunities to observe the legislators in session, participate in Senate Press Tours and White House briefings. Events are also held on the Regional, State and Local levels, including member participation in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Town Hall Meetings, Delta Days at the State Capitol, Delta Days at City Hall, and Delta Days at School Boards.