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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

The Answer

In 1845, before Florida, California, and Texas were states or slavery had been abolished, Congress needed to pick a time for Americans to vote... More

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

Posted by Zander on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?