Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents a virtual town hall forum to discuss all aspects of voting virtually on October 8, 2020, at 6:30 pm pst. The four-person panel, featuring Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, 11th District and moderated by the Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter, will take a comprehensive look at each step of the voting process through a statewide approach in order to create clear, concise, and vital instruction that you, the community, can understand. The goal is to decipher what’s real or what is being done to suppress your right to vote.
The communities of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties are asked to register for this important “infovote” panel discussion where you can ask your important question(s)
The discussions will include:·
- Checking your voting registration·
- How to register to vote·
- Vote by mail·
- Where to Vote
Officials, Community-Based Organizations, Faith-Based Organizations, Mayors, Police, Fire Chief and YOU are encouraged to register, to share this information with others, to come together and learn how we let our voices be heard, and to VOTE!
“If Not Us, Then Who? panelists include Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, 11th District Ohio and 21st Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Tamara Rasberry, Assistant Deputy for Strategic Business Partnerships and Outreach for California Secretary of state Alex Padilla; Tim Burnett of the NAACP and Kristin McGuire, Western Region Director of Young Invincibles. The Co-Moderators for the event are Roshan Kindred, President of Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., along with Cheryl Gully, Farwest Region Co-Chair of the Social Action Commission and President of the Inglewood Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
For more information and to register please visit: https://www.pvacdst.org or socially on: Facebook @officialpvacdst or Instagram @pomonavalleyAlumnae.
About The Panelist:
Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, 11th District Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, protecting safety net programs, and improving access to quality public education, health care, and healthy foods. First elected in 2008, she represents the people of the 11th Congressional District of Ohio.
Congresswoman Fudge serves on the Committee on House Administration, House Committee on Agriculture, and House Committee on Education and Labor. She is the Chair of the Committee on House Administration
Subcommittee on Elections and Chair of the Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations. She serves on the Subcommittees on Conservation and Forestry (Agriculture), Civil Rights and Human Services (Education & Labor), and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (Education & Labor).
In the 115th Congress, the Congresswoman served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittees on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education and on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. She also served as Ranking Member on the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry and a member on the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
She is a member of several Congressional Caucuses and past Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Congresswoman Fudge consistently fights for voter protection, equitable access to quality education from preschool through postsecondary 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. Additionally, she remains a steadfast advocate to strengthen and preserve Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Congresswoman Fudge has served the people of Ohio for more than three decades, beginning with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. She was later elected as the first African American and first female mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, where she led the city in shoring up a sagging retail base and providing new residential construction.
Congresswoman Fudge earned her bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University and a law degree from the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. She is a Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a member of its Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter. Congresswoman Fudge’s work ethic, problem-solving approach, and ability to build collaborative relationships have earned her a reputation among her colleagues in Washington and at home as an insightful leader and knowledgeable legislator. As a dedicated public servant, she begins each morning with a firm promise “to do the people’s work.” It is this simple philosophy that defines Congresswoman Fudge as a Member of substance and character who always keeps her promise.
Roshan Kindred, Co-Moderator /President of Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Roshan Kindred is an agent for change. She is the current Chapter President of the Pomona Valley Alumnae
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Chair, Farwest Region Risk Management of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and serves on the Board of Directors for LACER After School Program. Professionally, Roshan
is a leading DE&I executive, serving as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for InSeason Development Group, a Los Angeles based DEI & Legal consulting firm. She is currently authoring a transformational book
to help organizations “Pivot” into positive cultural change. Above all things, Roshan credits her faith and family as the source of her success. She is a business leader, motivator, avid traveler, reader, and snowboarder.
She finds unconditional love and joy spending time with her 10-pound mini-schnauzer dog-son, Sir Thor
Cheryl Gully, Co-Moderator /Farwest Region Co-Chair of the Social Action Commission- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Cheryl M Gully is the current President of Inglewood Alumnae Chapter and the Farwest Region Social Action Co-Coordinator. Cheryl has been an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for over 42 years and has served both her collegiate and alumnae chapter in numerous capacities. As a change agent, she prides herself on her commitment and enthusiastic approach to social action by ensuring sure the black community is knowledgeable about their individual rights as well as the responsibilities of those who serve them on the local, state, and federal levels. Professionally, Cheryl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and manages a Drop-In Center for homeless transition-age youth and young adults in the city of Long Beach.
Kristin McGuire, Western Region Director of Young Invincibles
Kristin McGuire is the Western Region Director for Young Invincibles where she focuses on higher education, civic engagement, and health care policy. Kristin built her career advancing social justice movements. She has worked for various organizations advocating for disenfranchised communities, from paroled young adults to those without access to quality health care to low-income college students. Kristin has played a large role in shaping and implementing some of the most progressive tobacco policies in Southern California, namely smoke-free housing, parks, and outdoor areas in Compton. Kristin has also operated her own campaign consulting business in Los Angeles for the past 8 years. When she isn’t trying to change the world, Kristin is a wife, mother of 2, and dog mom to Blue.
Tamara Rasberry, Assistant Deputy for Strategic Business Partnerships and Outreach for California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Tamara Rasberry is a 20-year veteran of the Capitol Community. She joined the staff of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla in 2016 as the Assistant Deputy for Strategic Business Partnerships and Outreach.
Her responsibilities include building public and private partnerships between the Secretary of State throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Before returning to public service, Ms. Rasberry had an extensive career in advocacy and policy. She was the manager of State Agency Governmental Affairs for Sempra Energy, responsible for maintaining Sempra’s interests in all state regulatory agencies and legislative advocacy.
In 2004 she served as the Government Relations Advocate for the California State Council of Service Employees (SEIU), representing legislative and regulatory affairs for over 240,000 in-home supportive workers, nursing home caregivers, and regional center staff. Prior to joining SEIU, Ms. Rasberry was a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow and legislative aide to former Assembly Speaker Herb J. Wesson where she worked on legislation affecting women, children, labor, and schools. Her first bill, a state-commissioned study on differential wages between men and women, was signed into law by Governor Gray Davis in 2001.
Ms. Rasberry is an active member of the Capitol and Bay Area communities. She held several leadership positions in the Sacramento Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was co-founder and first president of the Young Professionals of the Greater Sacramento Urban League, former board member of the Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and a charter member and former President of the California Association of African American Advocacy Professionals. She is currently on the Board of the Junior Center of Arts and Science and Jack and Jill of America, Oakland Chapter. Ms. Rasberry, a graduate of Spelman College, lives with her husband, Kirby Harris, and their two daughters in Oakland, California.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has over 300,000 initiated members and more than 1000 chapters worldwide, including seven in Wisconsin. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national and local programs.