Connection & Social Action

Making Progress on Important Issues Impacting Our Community

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Connection and Social Action Committee was developed as an extension of the sorority’s long tradition of partnering with other national and community-based organizations to empower the underserved and the voiceless. 

The Connection & Social Action Committee identifies local and national issues which impact the quality of life. The committee designs strategies for communication with the chapter membership regarding those issues and mobilizes the chapter membership for action. This committee links our service communities with resources and experts to assist in identifying issues or concerns that need to be addressed. 

Omega Psi Omega Chapter works collaboratively with the international foci, to provide educational forums, voter registration drives, informative workshops and programs to educate our community. We partner with chapters of the Divine Nine fraternities/sororities to meet the needs of our diverse communities. Our chapter participates in the annual AKA Day at the Capitol along with other AKA chapters in New Jersey. We invite local and state elected officials to speak with us about various issues of concern.


PAST EVENTS


The Union County Board of Education Forum featuring Dr. Courtney Washington of Roselle Board of Education

Thank you for joining us for the Union County Board of Education Forum featuring Dr. Courtney Washington of Roselle Board of Education, Mr. Bernie Robson of Rahway Board of Education and Mr. Stan Neron of Elizabeth Board of Education!


AKA DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Congratulations Omega Psi Omega chapter on your back to back winners of the NJ Virtual Day at the Capitol!  Awesome job to our talented members for supporting the event!

Focus Areas

Over Incarceration

Youth Justice: Black youths are 30 times more likely than white kids to get locked up in NJ,

The Youth Justice Transformation Act would invest in front-end programs to keep kids in their communities and out of the system whenever possible, and close down the youth prisons in NJ, instead investing in rehabilitative facilities. This Action Alert allows advocates to contact their legislative reps and the Governor to urge them to support this bill.

Incarceration Trends in New Jersey

New Jersey Profile on Prison Policy

Redistricting

NJ Congressional Redistricting Commission

NJ Redistricting Map

NJ All About Redistricting  

Voting Education & Registration Rights

NJ Division of Elections

NJ Voter Registration

Voting Rights Restoration: Over 100,000 people in NJ cannot vote due to criminal convictions. Almost half are Black, even though only 15% of NJ’s population is. This is a shameful form of voter suppression.

S2100/A3456 would restore the right to vote to those in prison, on parole and on probation. This Action Alert allows advocates to urge their representatives and the Governor to support this bill.

Social Justice Additional Resources

NAACP

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

International Rescue Committee

La Casa de Don Pedro     

New Jersey Legislature

New Jersey Legislature Black Caucus