POLITICAL AWARENESS/SOCIAL ACTION
The Social Action Committee of the Anniston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presented a forum encouraging women to run for office. Elected women were invited to provide the audience with an intricate working knowledge of their elected offices. This forum took place at the Norwood Hodges Community Center on October 12, 2019. Our participants were Dr. Barbara Boyd, Ed. D. Representative for District 32, and Mrs. Joan Frazier, past superintendent of Anniston City Schools who now serves as an elected board member for Ward 4.
The participants were asked to provide answers to the following:
Our panelists provided excellent information on running for office. The two speakers were able to give a clear understanding of what is necessary to run and win, from a lengthy service and a first timer. Dr. Boyd is the only representative District 32 has ever known; she has won several terms in the office. Mrs. Frazier is a first term politician. They both agree that it is important to know what the job entails as well as the people you will be representing. Dr. Boyd shared instances of her ability to compromise to get the necessary work done. Mrs. Frazier shared the necessity to be able to multitask like only women can do.
Attendees were able to ask questions.
All attendees received a copy of the Alabama Fair Campaign Act Candidate Filing Guide, 16th Edition from the Elections Division Office of Secretary of State.
Future activities involve making sure that the U. S. Census is successful, Get the vote out, and aiding local resident who have or think they have lost their vote. The co-chair of the committee is knowledgeable and able to aid the community with the latest information pertaining to restoration of rights.