Bill Text: TX HR25 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing January 13, 2021, as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Day in Texas.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-03-18 - Reported enrolled [HR25 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HR25-Enrolled.html
  H.R. No. 25
         WHEREAS, January 13, 2021, marks the 108th anniversary of the
  founding of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and this occasion
  provides a fitting opportunity to reflect on the organization's
  rich history and many notable achievements; and
         WHEREAS, Delta Sigma Theta traces its origins to 1913, when
  22 charter members established the sorority at Howard University in
  Washington, D.C., as a means of promoting academic excellence and
  community service; that same year, the group took its first public
  action, participating in a march for women's suffrage in the
  nation's capital; and
         WHEREAS, Residents of the Lone Star State have played a
  prominent role in Delta Sigma Theta since the beginning; among the
  sorority's founders were four women from Texas: Zephyr Chisom
  Carter of El Paso, Jessie McGuire Dent of Galveston, Frederica
  Chase Dodd of Dallas, and Myra Davis Hemmings of Gonzales; through
  the years, a multitude of other Texans have joined the group's
  membership, including such important figures as Texas State Senator
  and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and Texas State
  Representative Ruth Jones McClendon; and
         WHEREAS, Today, Delta Sigma Theta's strong presence in Texas
  extends to 46 alumnae and 28 collegiate chapters; these groups
  promote the sorority's "Five-Point Programmatic Thrust" by working
  to further economic development, international awareness,
  political involvement, physical and mental health, and educational
  development; that same mission inspires Delta Sigma Theta sorors
  around the globe, with more than 250,000 people holding membership
  in the United States, Canada, and numerous other nations and
  territories; and
         WHEREAS, For more than a century, the members of Delta Sigma
  Theta have worked to improve the lives of their fellow citizens, and
  they are indeed deserving of recognition for their invaluable
  contributions; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize January 13, 2021, as Delta Sigma Theta
  Sorority, Inc., Day in Texas and extend to the organization's
  members sincere best wishes as they celebrate the group's 108th
  anniversary; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Delta Sigma Theta as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 25 was adopted by the House on March
  10, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House