Delta Sigma Theta Sorority takes a “Stroll to the Polls”
The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated along with the East Point/ College Park and Atlanta Suburban chapters in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta and Atlanta NAACP, will put on a “Stroll to the Polls” event on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Participants will gather 12:00pm at the Wayfield Grocery Store located at 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. At 1:00pm, everyone will stroll or march to the Adamsville Recreation Center. This event is open to the public.
The purpose of the “Stroll to the Polls” is to motivate and educate the citizens of
Atlanta on the importance of voting, especially the advantage of voting early. Camille Zeigler, president of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter mentioned that, “As a non-partisan organization, we do not endorse any candidate for the Office of President of the United States, nor do we endorse any local political official. However, it is important for every citizen to exercise their right to vote, and vote for the candidate of your choice, which can influence decisions such as Roe vs. Wade, as well as your rights as an American citizen.”
State Representative Sheila Jones, a member of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter, will make an appearance at this event along with Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin and other invited elected officials and civic leaders.. The goal is to reach as many registered voters in the community, and encourage them to cast their votes during the early voting process.
For more information regarding this event, you may contact Darlene Kimes, a member of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at (404) 955-9897.
About Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities.
Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 250,000 members and nearly
1,000 chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust
of economic development, educational development, international awareness and
involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs.
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