Bill Text: MI HR0009 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: A resolution to declare January 15, 2021, as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founders’ Day in the state of Michigan.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-13 - Postponed For The Day [HR0009 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-HR0009-Introduced.html

 

 

house resolution no.9

Rep. Bolden offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare January 15, 2021, as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founders’ Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is the oldest Greek-lettered organization to have been established by African-American college-educated women; and

Whereas, Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908; and

Whereas, Founder Ethel Hedgeman Lyle envisioned the sorority as an instrument for enriching campus life by promoting unity and cultivating high academic and ethical standards; and

Whereas, Through the years, the sorority's function has become more complex, branching out to engage members worldwide in advocacy and service projects to improve socioeconomic, racial, political, and environmental conditions; and

Whereas, Alpha Kappa Alpha's diverse, collaborative work throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and United Arab Emirates integrates a high level of personal engagement with the strong bonds of sisterhood and a productive network of community partners; and

Whereas, Michigan hosts over 30 Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters which are located on college and university campuses and have active alumnae groups in communities throughout the state; and

Whereas, The Great Lakes Region is home to 97 empowered and engaged chapters serving Michigan, Ohio, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia; and

Whereas, There are two members of Alpha Kappa Alpha currently serving in the 101th Michigan Legislature, now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare January 15, 2021, as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Founders’ Day in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Pi Tau Omega and Delta Tau Omega Chapters in recognition of all Michigan chapters.

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