Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. announced this morning that Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester is now an honorary member of the sorority.
The sorority released a press release making the announcement on their Founders Day naming Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester as an honorary member along with legendary entertainer Patti LaBelle, multi-platinum Gospel music artist Erica Campbell, and record-holding Track & Field Olympian Allyson Felix.
“This highest honor bestowed by the sorority allows the members the privilege of participating in all activities connected to the sorority including speaking privileges,” the sorority stated in it’s press release.
“The honorary members exemplify the core values of AKA through their extraordinary achievements and God-given talents,” International President & CEO of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Danette Anthony Reed stated.
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester is the first woman and first African American to represent Delaware in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a trailblazer in Congress. As an Assistant Whip for House Leadership and member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, she is a leading voice on economics and the future of work-related issues.
She serves as co-chair of the New Democrat Coalitions’ Future of Work Task Force and is the sole member of Congress on the Aspen Institute’s National Advisory Council for the Future of Work Initiative.
We at Watch The Yard would like to congratulate Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and welcome her into the world of Black greekdom.