2007 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Frazier, Harden, Walls, Jordan, Jackson (11th), Butler, Thomas
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED, ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 2007 "DELTA DAY IN THE STATE'S CAPITOL."
WHEREAS, on January 13, 1913, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, was founded by 22 college-educated, African-American women driven by a desire to provide scholarships and 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 their communities; and
WHEREAS, on February 15, 2007, to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy, members of this distinguished organization from the chapters of Alcorn Alumnae, Bolivar County Alumnae, Greenwood-Itta Bena Alumnae, Jackson Alumnae, Jackson State University and Tupelo Alumnae traveled to the Mississippi State Capitol to gain a legislative update on specific issues affecting their communities; and
WHEREAS, "Delta Day in the State's Capitol" is an educational process that includes keynote speakers and legislative briefings by legislators on key policy issues; and
WHEREAS, this national organization is currently composed of more than 200,000 college-educated women in over 900 chapters throughout the United States, England, Japan, Germany, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea; and
WHEREAS, nationally, thousands of members of this extraordinary sorority travel annually from around the world to Washington, D.C., to attend "Delta Days in the Nation's Capitol," which is a legislative conference to increase sorority members' involvement in the national public policy-making process; and
WHEREAS, this annual conference includes legislative briefings, issue forums, advocacy skills development, and featured speakers including key policy makers, members of the United States Congress, congressional staff members, and national issues experts; and
WHEREAS, it is with pride that we commend this dedicated civic organization which has given countless volunteer hours to educate and improve communities throughout this great state and the world:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, for its commitment to educate the community on key policy issues and congratulate this distinguished sorority on the occasion of its 2007 "Delta Day in the State's Capitol."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to representatives of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.