The League of Women Voters of the Kalamazoo Area received the Strengthening Democracy Award at the league’s 51st national convention.

The award recognizes the Kalamazoo league’s Young Adult Voter Education project that was conducted in the fall of 2012 at Kalamazoo public high schools, Phoenix High School and the Young Adult Program for students with special needs. For the project, league members gave presentations to high school juniors and seniors about the voting process and provided them information about voting resources and how to use the league’s online voter resource,