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WT? encourages election reform debate in L.A.

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Hey y’all. Today WT? announced that, in conjunction with an appearance today by our honorary co-chair Senator Bill Bradley at UCLA, we will donate 366 copies of Senator Bradley’s new book, The New American Story, to Los Angeles area schools and libraries. The goal of the gift is to encourage discussion about election reform, which is featured in the Senator’s book.

Here’s WT? founder Bill Wachtel’s comments about today’s events:

Senator Bradley has always had the courage to tell the truth and his book simply carries on that tradition. He sees the ever growing class of permanent nonvoters as a powerfully sad sign of the times. The fact that America ranks 139th of 172 nations worldwide in voter turnout isn’t a problem, it is a plague. Why Tuesday? is proud to bring the conversation about election reform we started in 2005 to the classrooms and libraries of Los Angeles.

In The New American Story Bradley – a bestselling author, former Knicks star, and onetime presidential candidate – asks, “what will it take to make America a better, stronger, truer country?” Bradley believes that America is at a teachable moment when we are compelled to reevaluate our political system, our leadership, our agenda as a nation, and ourselves as citizens.

Bradley UCLA

Bradley’s appearance at UCLA was co-sponsored by WT? and the UCLA School of Public Affairs. For media inquiries about today’s event, contact James Carmichael by clicking here.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Dang, UCLA Daily Bruin

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