On issues involving voting rights, Federal antilynching legislation, student loan debt crisis, redistricting, economic justice, reimagining public safety and DC statehood, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will not remain silent. To this end, Saginaw Deltas, Sorors Rhonda Farrell Butler and Gwendolyn W. Bowman, who recently attended the 33rd Annual Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital are “Making an Impact.” Butler, the Chapter’s social action chair, and Bowman, SAC’s treasurer, are engaging Michigan state legislators on DST’s legislative priorities while encouraging Saginaw Alumnae Chapter members to amplify their voices and remain collectively engaged on important social and economic issues. Themed the “Diva Dive,” this concerted effort by DST to engage elected officials on key legislative priorities in service to the communities it serves will extend from March 8-18.
The public is encouraged to contact their state and local officials regarding any of the listed priorities they also deem important in significance. Contact information for Michigan elected officials is included below.
Sorors are asked to review Deltas 2022 Making and Impact – Advocacy Guide to learn more ways to remain engaged. Sample letters to forward to state legislators are included in the guide and SAC members can see Soror Butler for red envelopes to complete your mailing. Links to these resources are located in recent SAC emails to the Chapter, which were forwarded via the Sisterhood listserv address.
Michigan Legislative Contacts:
Senator Debbie Stabenow, 731 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; TN: 517-203-1760 or 202-224-4822
Senator Gary Peters, 724 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; TN: 517-377-1508 or 202-224-6221
Congressman Dan Kildee (5th District Michigan), 601 South Saginaw Street, Suite 403, Flint, MI 48602; TN: 810-238-8627