Dr. Everett B. Ward, the General President of Alpha Phi Alpha and the chairman of the council of presidents of the National Pan Hellenic Council recently released a statement congratulating Senator Kamala Harris on being the presumptive democratic nominee for vice-president of the United States on behalf of the council of presidents of the NPHC.
Read the full statement which was sent to Watch The Yard below:
Baltimore, MD – On behalf of the Council of Presidents for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) representing more than 2 million members worldwide, which includes Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Ms. Beverly E. Smith, National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Ms. Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, International Grand Basileus, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Ms. Rasheeda Liberty, International Grand Basileus, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; Dr. David E. Marion, Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Reuben A. Shelton, III, Esq. Grand Polemarch, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Mr. Michael E. Cristal, International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; and Mr. Andre Manson, Grand Polaris, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, and as Chairman of the Council of Presidents and General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., I join my colleagues in congratulating U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on her selection to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate for the presidency of the United States of America.
As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., an NPHC member organization, Senator Harris represents the high standards of public service and leadership that define members of the National Pan Hellenic Council. Senator Harris’ record as a U.S. Senator supports issues regarding higher education, criminal justice reform, health care, economic development, HBCU sustainability, and protecting the right to vote. These issues, among others, that Senator Harris supports are critical public policy issues for the Council of Presidents and the members we represent.
While the National Pan Hellenic Council is a non-partisan organization, we recognize and applaud the historical significance of Senator Harris’ selection as a Vice-Presidential nominee for her exceptional qualifications, devotion to public service, and her fierce determination to represent all American citizens.
We encourage everyone, regardless of party affiliation, to get out and exercise their right to vote. We offer our sincere congratulations to Senator Harris and look forward to following her contributions as a candidate.