Political Awareness And InvolvementSocial Action
In March of 1913, nearly six weeks after its founding, several Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founders marched in the historic Suffragist March under the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. banner, the Sorority's first public act. Each of Delta’s programmatic initiatives has an advocacy component that is implemented under the auspices of social action when it is appropriate or necessary to do so.
Under the auspices of the National Social Action Commission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Annapolis Alumnae continues in the footsteps of its founders to address issues of social justice and racial justice. The Chapter disseminates voter information and has voter registration at almost every activity/event it sponsors and has partnered with the Anne Arundel County NAACP to visit high schools in an effort to register eligible students. Partnering with a local church and senior residences to transport senior citizens to the polls to cast their vote is done annually. The Chapter worked with Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis in its initiative to have residents complete the 2020 CENSUS.
Modeling diversity of race and background in its presenters, Annapolis Alumnae sponsors various seminars to raise awareness and inform residents on issues such as human trafficking, gender inequity in education and in workplace hiring, combatting voter suppression of African American communities, gentrification, school to prison pipeline, stop and frisk practices of Black boys, restoring the voting rights of ex-offenders, access to health care and the Affordable Care Act especially in underserved communities, date rape on college campuses, and much more. Annapolis Alumnae works in collaboration with other community agencies and organizations to sponsor town halls and community forums to hear the needs and interests of residents and to create a community dialogue for working together for change through executing policies and laws that improve the everyday lives of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County citizens.