Tuesday, June 26, 2007

AKA Day at the NJ State Capital

Trenton, NJ---On June 18, 2007, Pi Mu Omega joined sorors from all over the state to Empower Sorors Planet-wide. The event was lead by Pi Mu Omega member and the deputy mayor of Willingboro, NJ, Jacqueline Jennings, and Bettye Scott, Pi Mu Omega Connections Chair.

AKA members from across the state had to the opportunity to tour the state capital, receive valuable voter education information, as well as, discuss possible voter education programs that chapters can initiate in the 2008 Centennial/Election Year. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Democratic Majority Leader of the NJ Assembly, greeted, as well as, informed members in attendance of legislation that she is currently sponsoring. This includes a bill to raise the age from 16 to 18 for students to be allowed to sign themselves out of high school.

Blondell Spellman, of Theta Kappa Omega Chapter, a candidate for the NJ Assembly from Atlantic City, was also in attendance and spoke to sorors. The mayor of Trenton was unable to attend but sent a representative from his office, Raissa Walker, of Epsilon Upsilon Omega, to present a proclamation from the mayor’s office that declared June 18, 2007 Alpha Kappa Alpha Day in Trenton, NJ. Caryl Lucas, Director of Communications and Media for the NJ Department of State, also greeted members in attendance.

One of the highlights for the day was to observe Coach C. Vivian Stringer and the Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team receive a resolution from the NJ State Senate.

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