POLITICAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT
Delta Day at the State Capitol
Delta Day at the State Capitol is a vehicle to discuss community concerns with Minnesota legislators. Topics have included the educational achievement gap in Minnesota, human trafficking and awareness and how the Chapter can best partner with organizations to work on issues that impact our community.
Topics for the most recent Delta Day event held on March 20, 2021 included:
Prohibition of Military Weapons
HF487 + SF76
State and local units of government and law enforcement agencies prohibited from acquiring military grade weapons from the Pentagon's 1033 program.
Racial Impact Screening
HF754 + SF341
Racial impact screening of certain legislation required.
Protect Voting Rights
HF9 + SF422
Voter registration and voting intimidation, interference, and deceptive practice regulated; and criminal penalties provided.
Restore the Vote
HF876 + SF1010
Right to vote restored to individuals convicted of a felony upon completion of any term of incarceration imposed and executed by a court for the offense.
The Social Action Committee within our Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter works to create political awareness through legislature, community action, and civic events.
Social Action Committee meeting to discuss plans for an event at the state capitol.
Voter Registration & Education
Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter works to register voters at various community events and educate the community about legislative topics.
On October 3, 2020, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority served as one of several sponsors in When We All Vote’s “Fuel the Vote” community drive-thru food and voter registration drive in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Approximately 60 Deltas also volunteered in Minneapolis and St. Paul for an early voting campaign event on Saturday, October 31st. The event was held across the street from the Minneapolis Urban League and at the Frogtown Community Center in St. Paul.
Deltas volunteering at the When We All Vote
"Fuel the Vote" event
Deltas volunteering at the When We All Vote early voting event.