Why I Vote President Ron Liebowitz

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Why I Vote - Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz

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As opening graphic appears on screen:

On the left-hand side of the graphic a portrait of Ron Liebowitz is seen with a close-up image of red, white and blue "VOTE" button is in the background. One the right-hand side of the image in large white with a blue stoke lettering reads "WHY I VOTE" laid over a slate colored background.

The graphic then cuts to video of Ron Liebowitz standing. A lower third graphic with his name and title transition on briefly -

"Ron Liebowitz, President of Brandeis University"

He addresses the camera:

Hello, I'm Ron Liebowitz and I'm the president of Brandeis University.

I vote because it's one of the most important effective ways to participate in a democracy, something we should never take for granted.

I had the opportunity to work on a presidential campaign while I was in college in Pennsylvania.

It was a time of great political upheaval on the heels of the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal.

Going door-to-door and talking to everyday citizens taught me so much, including an appreciation for others' points of view and the importance of having a political system

that allows for the freedom to speak out and to vote one's conscience.

I encourage all of you students to participate in our elections simply by voting or by volunteering for the candidate whose values and vision for our country align most with your own.

Remember, vote! Thank you.

The video then transitions out to show a white background where blue text reading "Brandeis University" fades into the screen. A few frames later the text "go.brandeis.edu/votedeis" also fades into the screen after a few seconds the screen fades to black.