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Sunday, April 15th, 2007

We want to extend a warm welcome to those of you that recently discovered Why Tuesday? because of former Senator Bill Bradley (our honorary co-chair). He’s been traveling around the country promoting his new book, The New American Story, and he’s talked about us at several stops along the way. Maybe you heard about us at a book signing, or maybe it was on PBS. However you made your way here, welcome! We’re currently gearing up for the 2008 campaign. Here’s WT?‘s Jacob Soboroff with more about what we’re up to:

WT? is a nonpartisan effort to increase voter participation by encouraging a national debate about election reform. In the United States, the world’s most famous democracy, the problem of the vanishing voter is so acute that we lag behind the majority of nations on Earth in voter turnout! We think the question “why do we vote on Tuesday?” leads to other important questions about weaknesses in our democracy and we’re dedicated to addressing them. By the way, we vote on Tuesday because of an 1845 law that was supposed to make it easier for Americans that traveled by horse and buggy to get to the polls at a convenient time. Time for a change? We think so.

We are non-political and universal in our advocacy; WT? welcomes community and national leaders, voters and non-voters, young and old, and members of all political parties (or none).

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Why Tuesday? is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 to find solutions to increase voter turnout and participation in elections... More

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