McClinton, Cook-Artis help commemorate ‘Delta Day’ at the state Capitol

HARRISBURG, May 17 – State Reps. Joanna McClinton and Tonyelle Cook-Artis today welcomed members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who spent the day in Harrisburg as part of the annual ‘Delta Day’ at the state Capitol.

The representatives also co-sponsored a resolution (H.R. 879) that corresponded with today and was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives.

“It is a great honor to welcome and co-honor the strong, dynamic women of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,” Cook-Artis said. “This sorority has such a staunch history in community activism and leadership, and it’s only fitting that I join in the celebration of these women and what they have accomplished, as well as what they will advocate for in the years to come.”

Sorority members from chapters across the state visited Harrisburg to network with fellow members and meet local legislators, executing the organization's foundational thrusts of political awareness and involvement. They met with members of the House and Senate to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2016/17 budget, women’s health, voting, and youth and social services.

“The Sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are well-represented internationally, nationally and statewide. There are active chapters in all four corners of the state, and at many of the schools in the State System of Higher Education,” McClinton said. “Their commitment to public service has impacted an innumerous amount of neighbors throughout the commonwealth.”

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was founded Jan. 13, 1913 at Howard University by 22 collegiate women and is one of the largest African-American women's organizations in the world.