Political Awareness and

Our Founders formed Delta Sigma Theta Sorority with hopes that the organization would become a viable force in the movement for social change.

In March of 1913, nearly six weeks after its founding, several Delta Sigma Theta Sorority founders marched in the historic Suffragist March under the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 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.

Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues to institute programs that impact change. That mission includes: addressing issues that affect public policy, economic viability, and social justice domestically and internationally; promoting leadership, advocacy, and empowerment among the membership to bring about effective solutions to social and political challenges; and establishing positions on emerging or perennial public issues.

Locally, the South Broward Alumnae Chapter (SBAC) has hosted voter registration drives and civic engagement seminars, among other programming. In November 2017, the chapter hosted “Super Tuesday Tailgate: Running for Office,” a forum designed for public servants, campaign consultants, and others to share key insights about what makes a successful candidate and how individuals may get more involved in their communities. In March 2018, SBAC hosted “Advocacy in Action: Loving Our Community to Action”, a Facebook Live event featuring local public officials sharing the message of the power of voting and civic engagement.


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