With only 48 days left until election day, President Carolyn House Stewart participated in the 3rd Annual NPHC Greek Forum yesterday at the United States Capitol.
The event was focused on voting rights was sponsored by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH) who is widely expected to be elected the next Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus this coming December. Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson served as the moderator for the event.
The event served as an unofficial kickoff to the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference forums beginning today in Washington, DC. Topics discussed at the forum and throughout the conference including the 2012 election and voting rights under attack/
Divine nine sororities and fraternities represent over a million and a half people and are involved in many activities including voter registration. Sororities and fraternities play an important role in shaping voter participation each and every election cycle.
Others joining our president included:
- Aaron Crutison, Sr., the President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, C
- Randy Bates, Jr., President of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
- Dr. Andrew Ray, President of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
- Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
- Mary Wright, President of Zeta Phi Beta,
- Jimmy Hammock, President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
- Bonita M. Herring, President of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and
- Karl Price, President of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
Kudos to President House Steward for representing our organization at the event.
How has your chapter helped to get students out to vote?
How do you feel about sororities and fraternities as “non-partisan” bodies?