Des Moines Alumnae Chapter Honored with National Social Action Commission Award at the 51st National Convention
The Des Moines Alumnae Chapter was honored at the 51st National Convention for its work in collaboration with Corinthian Baptist Church’s “No Easy Victory Ministry,” a voter registration effort. One chapter from each region was honored and Des Moines Alumnae was selected by the Central Region.
The goal of the collaboration, conducted in collaboration with the Polk County Voter Registration Office, was to educate by providing information to help citizens make informed decisions about candidates and ballot issues. Additionally, the group set a goal to register every eligible voter within local churches and throughout the community for elections on all levels. A Voter Registration Tool Kit and 3-Easy Steps for Voter Registration Initiative were developed, used locally and distributed beyond Des Moines, through the Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans and chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority throughout the state of Iowa.
From the effort, over 1,000 Des Moines community members received information about the importance of voting, the need for proper identification, options on how and where to vote and how to restore voting rights. Of that number, 445 one-on-one conversations were facilitated at voter registration tables.