Yesterday was a big day for women in politics. No matter where you stand on the issues, the first woman being nominated by one of the major political parties for president is a huge deal. But there was something else that happened recently that was also good for women in politics — particularly sorority women. Because over the weekend, one of our own was named to a prominent position of one of those major political parties.
U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge (D – Ohio) has been chosen as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee. Fudge, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has an extensive record of public service, including serving as a prosecutor and as the first African American and the first female mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio before being elected to Congress. According to Watch The Yard,
Throughout her time as a congresswoman, Fudge has consistently fought for equitable access to a quality education from preschool through post-secondary programs, child nutrition, food stamp (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients, access to locally grown, healthy foods, fair labor practices, and civil and human rights, among other issues.
Her service to Delta Sigma Theta is wide-ranging as well. She served as the organization’s national president from 1996 to 2000, is a current member of their Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter and is also serves as the co-chair of the sorority’s National Social Action Commission.
Congrats to Rep. Fudge on her new role. If anyone can run the DNC right, it’s a sorority woman..
[via Watch The Yard]
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