AKAs Host Election Day Breakfast

The Election Day Breakfast hosted by the Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is designed to raise the morale of local voters.

AKAs Host Election Day Breakfast
November 10
04:45 2016

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Before heading out to the polls on Tuesday morning, members of the Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority invited the community and local candidates to enjoy the organization’s annual Election Day Breakfast.

Designed to raise the morale of local voters, this year’s event was held at the Ivy Arms Center. Chapter President Kenyatta Richmond said the breakfast was part of the organization’s Community Impact Day, which is celebrated by sorority members across the nation.

Richmond said, “Not just locally, but AKAs across the country are mobilizing to get out and take people to the polls, making sure people are registered and everything we can to ensure people are getting out to vote.”

Before breakfast was served, Rev. Carlton Eversley, local activist and pastor of Dellabrook Presbyterian Church, delivered the keynote address that inspired citizens to take advantage of their right to vote. As he stood in front of the room decorated in pink and green, Eversley said, “This is about much more than an election; our humanity is at stake.

“We are fighting for our citizenship. We’re fighting and we’re struggling,” he said. “We all know the his-tory of blacks and whites in this country who fought and died for the right to vote, so I hope get out a make sure you vote counts.”

After listening to Eversley’s powerful message, Barbara Puryear said she was really moved by the message. She said, Eversley really knows how to motivate people.

“He is a real activist who always tells it like it is,” said Puryear. “With the campaigns we’ve seen this election season, I think this is exactly what the voters needed to hear.”

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