KDChi Launches Campaign to encourage Civic Engagement
PENGUINS AT THE POLLS
Kappa Delta Chi launches campaign to encourage civic engagement, spreads from coast to coast
by KDChi National Communications Officer Sherry Flores
For Immediate Release:
|Buttons sent to chapters across the country
LUBBOCK, TX - On Election
Day, Tuesday, November 6 sisters of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority all across the
nation sported a new fashion accessory. Buttons.
an enthusiastic response to the politically-themed KDChi National
Newsletter in early October, sorority President Mary Gonzalez, Vice
President of Public Affairs Gina Garcia, and Vice President of Fiscal
Affairs, Tiffany Hopwood began discussing ways to encourage sisters to
become engaged in the election. "It started with the amazing graphic
built by our talented sister, Adriana Flores," said Garcia.
Following a quick discussion, the national officers decided to
sponsor a KDChi Voter campaign. Each chapter would receive up to 20
buttons paid for by the national organization. Within two hours of the
notice informing sisters of the initiative, undergraduate and alumnae
chapters from all over the country were ordering buttons and the first
orders were being designed and shipped. By the offer deadline, over
1,000 buttons had been ordered by sisters across the country.
|Alpha Beta Chapter sister Belinda Palomino sporting her new button
Enthusiasm has already started to build among
sisters waiting for their buttons: "I can't wait to wear mine proudly!"
stated University of Oklahoma - Sigma Chapter sister, Kristin Garcia.
"Thank you for sponsoring the buttons! We will wear them with great
pride!" said Jessica García De Paz from California State University
Monterrey Bay - Alpha Phi Chapter.
The initiative even inspired the Southern Nevada Alumnae Chapter to
host a voting event on Sunday, October 28. Many alumnae and active
sisters came together for the event to
cast their ballots for the 2012 election. Erika
Herrera, a freshman of the Alpha Zeta Chapter at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas tweeted a photo of herself voting for the first time
saying, "I voted! It felt awesome."
|Erika Herrera (right) voting for the first time and Karina Herrera from Alpha Zeta Chapter
As Election Day draws near, many sisters continue to show
excitement and enthusiasm for casting their votes in the upcoming
election. At a time when our nation is seeing one of the most exciting
elections in its history, the sisters of Kappa Delta Chi are proudly
voicing their opinions and will continue to do so at the polls.