TWU Student-Led Video Wins $1,750 for Voter Turnout Efforts

Pioneers Vote

Sept. 12, 2018 — DENTON — After submitting a student-created video and a plan to turn out more students from our university in November, TWU Pi Sigma Alpha has been awarded $1,750 to finance their voter turnout plans.

Students from Texas Woman's University produced and submitted a video and action plan for the Texas Voting Network and Young Invincibles’ Videos and Voting competition to showcase their plan on how to increase voter engagement on the TWU campus.

The video contest followed the Texas Voting Summit that took place at the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas at Austin on August 20 & 21, 2018. At the summit, 109 students, faculty members, and campus administrators from 35 Texas colleges and universities convened to discuss low student voter turnout rates and to develop plans to increase campus and community civic participation rates.

“College and universities are powerful incubators for civic engagement and do amazing things to help transform students into voters,” said Kassie Barroquillo who leads the Texas Voting Network. “This year, campuses across Texas are stepping up in unprecedented ways to ensure their students are ready and excited to participate in our democracy.”

The two-day event was hosted by TX Votes, a student organization that organizes voter registration and voter education activities to increase campus civic engagement and electoral awareness, in partnership with the Annette Strauss Institute, Campus Vote Project, The Democracy Commitment, and Campus Compact, with the support of Young Invincibles and the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition.

 

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