Presidential elections, an impending mayoral race, and a number of sticky local politic issues – it must be campaign season. It is, and the brothers of Alpha Gamma Lambda have been taking tremendous strides to ensure an informed citizenry in Harlem. This summer ended with Alpha Gamma Lambda’s “Voter Registration Trifecta”, which was a series of voter registration drives at different events in the Harlem community. Starting with Harlem Week’s “Block Party” and ending with the African American Day parade, the brothers represented the Black and OLD gold very well. Brothers walked around with clip boards registering people on the spot and our very own DJ Blackmon (and program chairman) played some of that sweet soul-stepping music that got everyone moving. The music, the heat and our voter registration cards made for a grand time in Harlem.
Moreover, the brothers took it a step further and developed a nonpartisan voter resource guide that presented President Obama and Governor Romney’s views on housing, education, healthcare, and the economy. The guide was not only passed out at the events but is available for download on the Harlem Alphas website. The guide is the first step in a “Presidential Insights” online discussion that is ongoing until Election Day.
“First of All We Vote” was certainly championed in New York City and at the helm was the brothers of Alpha Gamma Lambda chapter – “Alpha’s Great Legacy.” Onward.
Be sure to check out the pictures from the event here.