Jennifer Gigi Ferguson's Story
As a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., since 1978, Ms. Ferguson has shown her commitment to social justice, education, community empowerment, and economic empowerment, social action, voting rights, education, inequalities and injustices. In 2013 she marched with other sorority sisters in the reenactment of the 1913 Women's Suffrage March in Washington, DC. One hundred years prior, the 22 original founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. were the only Black females to march for a women's right to vote. It was not until 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that Black women gained the right to vote. In 2013 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was the only organization still in existence from the 1913 march. With over 250,000 college educated women. Jennifer had the honor and opportunity to represent Washington State in DC for the reenactment of the 100 year celebration of Delta’s existence and commitment to activism.
Ms. Ferguson's goals remain strengthening families, empowering victims, and working to make sure our young people in America have a future. As a small business owner, Ms. Ferguson hired at-risk youth. She trained them, yet allowed them time to be a parent, active in sports, and remain in school until graduation. She worked with her staff to empower them mentally, emotionally, and intellectually, while teaching them work ethics, which helped prepare them for better job opportunities in the future.
Congress creates laws with funds to operate programs to empower and help disadvantaged individuals but they fail in oversight to make sure programs are implemented in the correct communities and during times most effective. This must change as many people who do not need services know of the services and believe, the services are not being utilized because people are too lazy to take advantage of them. The reality is, many lack knowledge of said programs or the programs are offered at times when babysitting is problematic. We must change this.
Jennifer Gigi Ferguson knows the old ways are not working for the American people. She realizes we are fighting the same systemic battles in this country she and her family were fighting 50 years ago. Ms. Ferguson knows there are real solutions and she is aware it will take people becoming involved by organizing, protesting, marching, and most of all voting. We MUST elect people into office not beholden to corporate America through political parties or lobbyist. It is obvious many elected officials priorities are not the 98% nor do they care about us, the 98%. If they did, a great majority of people in America would not be a paycheck or two from homelessness. It is obvious their priorities are not the same as the 98% or oil and fossil fuel companies would not be destroying our land, water, or the water in poor communities across the US. Ms. Gigi Ferguson knows there are solutions we can put into motion now, to improve the future and provide security for our children, grandchildren and generations to come.
Will you commit to vote for Gigi by August 7th? Will you commit to volunteer with Team Gigi? Will you commit to donate $27.00 to Team Gigi to put her in office, to work for all of us?
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