Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to gather for Georgia AKA Day at the Capitol
Published 6:34 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019
ATLANTA — Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Georgia AKA Day at the Capitol is set for Feb. 11, according to a press release.
This year’s theme is “When Women Vote — Women L.E.A.D. With Excellence.” The focus of the day includes educating members on the legislative process, voter registration and election reform, social justice issues and advocacy for legislative issues that impact the black community, healthcare and women at the seat of power.
The day will begin with greetings from Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore. Attendees will hear from Nse Ufot of the New Georgia Project, the President of the NAACP, Phyllis Blake and a representative from “Fair. Fight. Action,” an organization whose mission is to advocate for free and fair elections. Moderated by Emmy award winning news anchor Donna Lowery, the morning segment will address the importance of protecting voting rights in Georgia. A formal luncheon will follow at the James H. Floyd Twin Towers, where members of the sorority will hear from Congresswoman Lucy McBath, who will speak on key legislative issues.
Under the leadership of South Atlantic Regional Director, Carolyn G. Randolph, and event chairmen, Georgia Senator Nikema Williams and Georgia State Representative Karen Bennett, together with State Representatives, Carolyn Hugley, Dar’shun Kendrick and Senator Horacena Tate over 200 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will gather to beckon the attention of elected officials to issues that are important to constituents.
The organization will stress the importance of organizing and participating in the political process. Georgia has over 5,000 members in both graduate and undergraduate chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. During the 2019 AKA Day at the Capitol, members will learn to connect and collaborate with our community, educate and register voters, address important issues such as quality and equitable education and encourage women to run for office.