State Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-191) and state Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-7) will co-host a community shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Cobbs Creek Shopping Center, 58th St. and Baltimore Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.

Delaware County residents of the district are invited to bring unneeded paper items to be shredded including old bills, health records and financial records, as well as any other personal paper item. Staples can be shredded, but paper clips must be removed.

“Identity theft becomes a bigger problem every year and traced to an increase in tax fraud,” McClinton said. “Criminals are stealing tax information and claiming refunds before legitimate filers submit their tax returns. Proper disposal of sensitive material is your best defense against becoming a victim of this type of crime.”

Last week, McClinton and state Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis (D-200) welcomed members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who spent the day in Harrisburg as part of their annual ‘Delta Day’ at the state capitol.

Cook-Artis said, “This sorority has such a staunch history in community activism and leadership.”

Sorority members from chapters across the state visited Harrisburg to network with fellow members and members of the House and Senate to discuss the state budget, women’s health, voting, and youth and social services.

“The sisters are well-represented internationally, nationally and statewide. There are active chapters in all four corners of the state, and at many of the schools in the State System of Higher Education,” McClinton said. “Their commitment to public service has impacted an innumerous amount of neighbors throughout the commonwealth.”

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was founded Jan. 13, 1913 at Howard University by 22 collegiate women and is one of the largest African-American women’s organizations in the world.

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