Kinsey, McClinton plan resolution honoring Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

HARRISBURG, March 17 – State Reps. Stephen Kinsey and Joanna McClinton, D-Phila, plan to introduce a resolution recognizing and honoring Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Kinsey said Tuesday, March 22 is the AKA legislative day at the Pennsylvania state Capitol.

“I am looking forward to honoring these women before the legislature for their dedication and commitment to improve social and economic conditions through community service programs,” Kinsey said. “The sorority works with communities on such initiatives as progressive programs relating to education, family, health and business.”

The sorority was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by a group of 20 students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Now the organization has a membership of approximately 283,000 members.

The distinguished women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. have never wavered from doing the supreme service for all of humanity.

“The sorority joined in the battles for racial equality through education since its inception,” McClinton said. “They continue to use their strength in numbers to fight for opportunities for those in need, both in America and around the globe.”

McClinton said the organization has more than a dozen chapters and 1,000 members in Pennsylvania.