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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated®, Connection & 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. To impact real change through new local and national policies and legislation for the betterment of current and future generations.
The Connection & Social Action Committee identifies local and national issues which impact the quality of life of our communities. 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 collaborates 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 and 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.
Youth Justice: Black youths are 30 times more likely than white kids to get locked up in New Jersey. 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 and invest in rehabilitative facilities. This Action Alert allows advocates to contact their legislative reps and the governor to urge them to support this bill.
Voting Rights Restoration: Over 100,000 people in NJ cannot vote due to criminal convictions. Almost half are Black although only 15% of NJ's population is. This is a shameful form of voter suppression. Bill S2100/A-3456 would restore the right to vote to those in prison, on parole and on probation. This Action Alert also allows advocates to urge their representatives and the governor to support this bill.