Political Awareness and Involvement

Marvetta E. Coleman, Chair

Linda J. Miller, Co- Chair

Tara E. Smith, Co-Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Social Action Committee develops and implements programming to advance the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter’s social justice work, outreach, and service in the community. In addition to projects that increase awareness, engage participation, and encourage action, chapter members meet with, discuss concerns, and advocate with elected officials; attend national and regional conferences and other activities to augment issue-related education; promote collaborative partnerships; and integrate the Sorority’s national initiatives into our local service. The breadth of our activities in 2018/19 includes:

Voter Registration, Education & Mobilization

  • Campaign 18 – voter registration & education initiative focusing particularly on those turning 18 years of age
  • National Voter Registration Day
  • Statewide Voter Registration Day
  • Phone banking to Get Out The Vote
  • Ongoing registration and information distribution

Issues, Policy, and Awareness Activities

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Walk/Run
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • “Gun Violence: Perspectives, Protection, Prevention,” Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service
  • On the Sofa: “African Americans, Clinical Trials, and the Medical Community”

Collaborations

  • Women.Connected – bringing together predominantly African-American women’s organizations throughout metropolitan Philadelphia, whose respective organizational missions reflect shared values, concerns, and calls to action.

Information & Advocacy

  • Delta Days in the Nation’s Capitol
  • Delta Day at the State Capital
  • Delta Day at City Council

PRIMARY ELECTION . . . MAY 21, 2019

During the Primary Election cycle, in conjunction with our Women.Connected initiative, we co-hosted three events in the “One More Reason to Earn Your Vote” series. Candidates for City Council-at-Large were invited to provide responses to a series of questions. To learn more about the candidates who responded, click here.


For more information, contact Social Action at social-action@phillyalumnae-dst.org