Share the great work that your League has done during the past biennium (July 2016 – June 2018) by applying for a Convention award.

The "Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy." Awards will reflect the Leagues' vision for a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.

All applications should be made using the online forms (see below)and are due on April 14.

Finalists will be selected in each category and announced in the League Update and online on April 26.Leagues will be able to vote for their favorite projects and the winners will be announced at the Convention in June.

The categories for this year's awards are:

Strengthening Democracy — This category is to showcase the work of Leagues that activate their grassroots network to empower voters and advocate change around key issues such as protecting voting rights or increasing voter registration and turnout.
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Community Connection —This category aims to highlight how Leagues have leveraged issues affecting their local community in order to engage new voters and/or protect voters' rights, especially among underrepresented communities. For example, a League may have brought together local stakeholders to successfully enact improvements for voters at polling places, or worked with unique partners to bring attention to pressing public policies in order to increase local voter turnout.
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Effective Member Engagement and Recruitment — This category is for democracy-building and voter empowering programs and activities that are innovative and have been successful in gaining visibility and  recruiting new members.  For example, a program in this category might include a multi-site voter registration effort that not only engaged new and current members, but provided a presence for your League in a new community.
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