Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Sigma Lambda Omega (SLO) Chapter’s Inter Greek Committee Chair, Taj Jackson, with influences from its non-partisan political wing SLO Connection Committee Chair, Deborah Neal, partnered with other Valley Divine 9 members, a group of historically Black Greek-Lettered Organizations, to bring awareness to the ongoing fight for justice and equality in the African-American community and to encourage people within the community to vote. Many of the efforts took place across various mediums including television and social media.
In June, The Valley Divine 9 was featured on ABC News Channel 7 showing their support and solidarity to the tragic events of George Floyd. Several of SLO’s members, including SLO President Tamla Roberts, met at Reseda Church of Christ in Reseda, CA where they joined church leaders and others in solidarity against racial injustices. During the service Roberts brought greetings to the community. SLO also issued a statement expressing its solidarity in support of Black Lives Matter and against state-based and state-sanctioned violence directed at Black communities.
Later in June, SLO member Taj Jackson led the effort in hosting The Valley Divine 9’s first “When We All Vote Couch Party,” a virtual interactive conversation on voter education and registration, in support of the When We All Vote campaign on Juneteenth which was promoted on a local news channel. The informative event also spoke about the importance of completing the 2020 U.S. Census. The Valley Divine 9 later created a complementary video to further encourage the completion of the 2020 U.S. Census.
“The members of Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter are AKAs that L.E.A.D. (Learn, Empower, Advocate, and Decide). We understand the connection of voting and the Census and how the two enable change to occur in our communities. So, we will continue to encourage completion of the Census and implement voter education, registration, and mobilization programs to lead our community to the polls on November 3, 2020,” says Tamla Roberts, Chapter President.
The dedicated ladies of Sigma Lambda Omega Chapter are looking forward to continuing their efforts of bringing Supreme Service to All Mankind throughout this election season. This Is A Serious Matter!