Southwestern students, with the help of Coordinator of Community-Engaged Learning Caroline Haywood, have submitted their entry for the Young Invincibles–Texas Voting Summit video contest. Featuring the Captain, SU’s intrepid mascot, the YouTube video encourages students to register to vote.

The contest is open to participants of the Texas Voting Summit, which was held on August 20–21, 2018, at the State Capitol and on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Southwestern students, faculty, and staff who attended the invitation-only event learned about Texas’s low voter turnout and strategies for increasing civic participation by college students. The competition will award videos that most successfully demonstrate an institution’s plans for improving voter registration and turnout by their students. It is sponsored by the Young Invincibles, a national organization founded in 2009 that focuses on expanding economic opportunity for 18- to 34-year-olds and making sure their young voices are heard whenever political decisions are being made about healthcare, higher education, and economic security.

The creators of the video are vying for the category of Most Liked 4-Year College Video. Southwestern students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to vote for the video by liking it on YouTube—before voting in the next election.