MCAC’s Social Action Committee promotes Delta Sigma Theta’s National political awareness and involvement agenda through civic leadership, advocacy to effect policy change in support of programmatic initiatives, voter education and registration, and public awareness regarding political issues that impact the African-American community.
Delta Days at the Nation's Capital
Storming The Hill
In 1989, the National Social Action Commission instituted Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital, an annual legislative conference to increase members’ involvement in the national public policy-making process. The annual conference includes legislative briefings, issue forums, and advocacy skills development. Featured speakers include key policy makers, members of the United States Congress, Congressional staff members, and national issues experts.
Delta Days at the United Nations
In March 2003, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. became a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations. Delta Sigma Theta was also granted Special Consultative Status as an NGO to the Economic and Social Council of the UN for its volunteer services and humanitarian efforts performed to address issues throughout the world. This designation allows the organization to provide analysis and expertise in monitoring and implementing international agreements on issues of mutual concern and gain access to and disseminate information concerning a range of issues on women and children in which the UN is involved. Delta representatives attend regular briefings and disseminate information on UN activities to its members and the community at large.
Politics and Grits
Breakfast for Politicos
Politics & Grits is a program designed to educate the Montgomery County, Maryland community about political and social issues. The goal is to both educate as well as encourage action through an out forum and panel discussion. MCAC has partnered with like-minded community groups to produced P&G events focused on Domestic Violence and the Mental Health Effects on Victims and Families.
Women's Legislative Briefing
Informed Female Voters
The Women’s Legislative Briefing (WLB) is the premier and longest-standing women’s legislative event in the state of Maryland. It is coordinated by the Montgomery County Commission for Women and brings together advocates, policy makers, and emerging leaders to empower, engage, and mobilize Marylanders around issues affecting women and girls throughout the state. MCAC has volunteered and been represented on the organizational committee for the past 5 years.