Representatives host Delta Day at state Capitol
Curry introduces H.R. 100 to dedicate day
HARRISBURG, May 3 – State Reps. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, La’Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny, and Morgan Cephas, D-Philadelphia, said that they were proud to host Delta Day at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
Delta Day is celebrated by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, which was founded in 1913 by 22 collegiate women on the campus of Howard University. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated is one of the preeminent service-based sororities, with predominantly more than 300,000 Black members and more than 1,000 chapters worldwide. The sorority has maintained a commitment to social activism, academic excellence and civic engagement.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated has 29 chapters in Pennsylvania. On Delta Day, members from throughout the commonwealth come to the Capitol to connect with elected officials, advance legislation and serve as a voice for others.
“The women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated continue to be magnificent examples of servant-leaders with their commitment to their communities,” Curry said. “That is why I introduced H.R. 100 to recognize and honor the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated on Delta Day.”
“This was the first year back after three years of meeting virtually for Delta Days in Harrisburg,” Mayes said. “It was a great opportunity for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated members to come to our Capitol to lead the conversations with us as legislators and sorority members on health and wellness and to learn about current and proposed legislation regarding eliminating crisis pregnancy centers, boldly addressing Black maternal health, establishing an Environmental Justice Policy Center and increasing the accessibility to menstrual products.
“Along with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, I believe it is important that my colleagues and I do our part to promote the values of sisterhood, scholarship and service as well to hold ourselves to the highest standards possible to do what is right for the neighbors we represent.”
“Yesterday was a wonderful day for the Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, as I had the honor to cohost a Delta Day at the Capitol with Rep. Mayes and Rep. Curry,” Cephas said. “Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated was able to share their priorities with Governor Josh Shapiro and Lt. Governor Austin Davis, and I had a seat at the table for the interaction! I am excited about what we've accomplished as an organization and the work we have ahead of us to ensure black communities are flourishing.”
H.R. 100 is awaiting further action in committee.