Mississippi 2017 Delta Days at the Capitol

Mississippi 2017 Delta Days at the Capitol

December 11, 2015 / SRTech / Social Action, Uncategorized

Delta Days at the Capitol is the activation of Delta’s national social action thrust, serving as a vehicle for advocacy and effecting social change and public policy. As social action advocates, we still have work to do in the state of Mississippi. We’re asking you to get fired up and ready to meet us at the Mississippi State Capitol for Mississippi DDAC 2017!

The Regional and State Social Action Teams extend an invitation to join us on January 23 – 24, 2017 for Delta Days at the Capitol (DDAC) in Mississippi. Planning is underway for an exciting event that will include dynamic discussion on critical issues and legislation facing our communities, a visit to the capitol, engaging our state legislators, and continuing to discuss how Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. can be an advocate for the voiceless in our communities. DDAC will be filled with vital information as well as opportunities to fellowship with your sisters at our Legislative Partnership Breakfast and Social Action Luncheon. It is our hope that you will answer the “Call to Action” and leave revived with the spirit of the Founders in order to continue the work they started over 100 years ago.

The registration form and other pertinent information are below. The registration link will be disabled at 11:59pm Central on Mondau, January 9th. There will be NO ON-SITE registration. Registration fees are $55 for Alumnae, $50 for Collegiates and Delta Dears.

DDAC Registration

Additionally, the 2017 Delta Day at the Capitol (DDAC) Steering Committee is proud to announce the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Social Action Awards to be presented at the Mississippi 2017 DDAC.

The DDAC Social Action Awards will recognize members and chapters who have demonstrated the highest level of social action and made significant contributions in one or more of our Five Point Programmatic Thrust. In addition, we will be recognizing the chapter, other than the host chapters, that registers the most members for our MS 2017 DDAC at the Mississippi State Capitol.

The following categories will be awarded:

Fannie Lou Hamer Servant Leadership Award
Social Action Trailblazer Award
Get out the Vote (GOVT) Award

Please complete and return the Social Action Awards Nomination Form for members you feel have made an outstanding contribution in the areas listed above, as well as for your chapter GOTV program, by January 9, 2017. In addition, please send a list of all Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members in your area who hold an appointed or elected public office. These individuals will also be recognized at the MS 2016 DDAC Social Action breakfast.

We look forward to seeing you in Jackson!

Yours in Delta,

Sandra K. Horton
Southern Regional Director

Jessica Shotwell
Southern Regional Representative

Machelle Kyles
Mississippi Social Action Coordinator

Rhonda Briggins
Regional Social Action Coordinator