Reps. Bennett, Hugley and Kendrick to Host Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority “Pink Boots on the Ground” Day at State Capitol
ATLANTA – State Representatives Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus) and Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) will host members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for “Pink Boots on the Ground” Day at the State Capitol on Monday, February 20, 2017.
“It is always an honor to welcome and join my sorority sisters and other like-minded people at the State Capitol each year for Alpha Kappa Alpha Day,” said Rep. Bennett. “I am especially looking forward to hosting this year’s event to bring together these women and discuss the issues that are most important to our families and our communities.”
“Pink Boots on the Ground” Day will bring together over 200 members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority under the Georgia State Capitol’s Gold Dome to highlight and discuss the issues that are important to constituents with elected officials. The event will stress the importance of organizing and participating in the political process.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest Greek-letter organization established in America by black women and was founded on January 15, 1908, at Howard University. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, the organization connects thousands of college-trained women who give of themselves to support community service projects and scholarship programs. With a membership, internationally, of over 265,000 women, the sorority has more than 986 chapters in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea and Africa.
Representative Karen Bennett represents the citizens of Districts 94, which includes portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2012, and currently serves on the Code Revision, Economic Development & Tourism, Health & Human Services, and Regulated Industries committees.
Representative Carolyn Hugley represents the citizens of District 136, which includes portions of Muscogee County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 1992, and currently serves as the House Minority Whip. She also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and the Ethics, Insurance, and Rules committees.
Representative Dar’shun Kendrick represents the citizens of District 93, which includes portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves on the Interstate Cooperation, Judiciary Non-Civil, Juvenile Justice, and Small Business Development committees.
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