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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to ‫‪Receive the ‬‬ 2014 Spirit of Democracy Affiliate of the Year Award ‬‬

BIRMINGHAM, AL – A big honor for Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson. She has been selected to receive the 2014 Spirit of Democracy Affiliate of the Year Award. The Spirit of Democracy Awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to creating balance in the democratic process and supporting the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s mission and vision of making civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.

“It is an honor to receive an award as prestigious as this,” Councilor Tyson said. “As a councilor I am continually striving to teach the community about the importance of civic participation. I truly believe that as civic participation numbers increase we will begin to see a variety of those benefits in our local communities.”

The annual awards gala will take place Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Washington D.C. Councilor Tyson will be among a group of select individuals representing a variety of platforms amongst their local communities.

‫‪”On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. (The National Coalition), we are honored to award Councilor Tyson for her dedicated service to the residents of District Six and the West End community,” said Tonya Tyson, Executive Assistant for NCBCP.  “Councilor Tyson’s leadership in establishing viable and sustainable economic opportunities and her commitment to facilitating resources to improve educational advancement to African Americans and other underserved communities across the state of Alabama are to be recognized.”

About The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.