Menendez Meets with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Members from Central Jersey

Menendez Meets with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Members from Central Jersey

Members hail from Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Somerset counties

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez yesterday met with over two dozen Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members  in his Washington, D.C. office. Members from the five chapters that represent Central Jersey were in attendance. Delta Sigma Theta is an international non-profit organization made up of more than 200,000 predominately Black college-educated women who focus on community development and public service in African American communities. The sorority was in D.C. for their 30th Annual “Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital”.

“Every year I look forward to when the wonderful sisters of Delta Sigma Theta visit my D.C. office,” said Sen. Menendez. “From voting rights and gun safety to criminal justice reform and affordable health care, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta are dedicated to creating a society that’s fair and just for everyone. I look forward to working closely with the Deltas on these critical issues throughout this year.”

 

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Founded in 1913, the sorority bases their programming on a Five Point Thrust, which includes economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and political awareness and involvement.

The Central Jersey chapters include

  • Trenton Alumnae (Trenton, Mercer) - Nicole Alexis Carmichael, Chapter President
  • Central Jersey Alumnae (South Plainfield, Middlesex) - Gwynetta Joe, Chapter President
  •  Monmouth County Alumnae (Neptune, Monmouth) - Debra Taliaferro-Holmes, Chapter President
  • Iota Beta (The College of New Jersey) - Chioma Onwunaka, Chapter President
  • Tau Kappa (Rider University) - Allison Anderson, Chapter President

Patricia Williamson, the NJ State Social Action Coordinator, and Reverend Dr. Deborah Stapleton, a National Executive Board member, both members of the Central Jersey Alumnae chapter were in attendance as well.