The Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
Welcome! Today we’re launching our Candidate Challenge, inviting you to become a WT? correspondent, and unveiling our new website and vlog! Watch the video to find our more, and sign up at the top of the page to stay involved.
Today, Why Tuesday? starts a new chapter in its push for election reform. Each Tuesday, we’ll be posting a new episode to our video blog about problems with (and proposed solutions for) our broken voting system.
But we need your videos to force change. Since our founding in 2005, we’ve been traveling the country asking two simple questions, “Why do we vote on Tuesday?” and “What can we do to fix our broken voting system?” Now, we need you to go out and get the answers. Ask your mayor, State Representative, City Councilman, anyone willing to share their thoughts — and get it on video. Become a Why Tuesday? correspondent.
We’re also issuing our “Candidate Challenge” to ALL of the presidential candidates: outline your plan for election reform in a video response to this video. All 17 camps (8 Democrat, 9 Republican), have until October 30th to submit their videos. And we’re going to call them out if they ignore our challenge.
But this movement starts with you, and it starts in our local communities. Currently, voting regulations and processes are set by the states and by local governments. That’s why we need you to go out and ask your local representatives (mayor, alderman, state representative, whomever) what they aim to do about our broken voting system. Imagine the national discussion we can generate if we blanket the country with people just like you, asking the tough questions.
We’re fixing our voting system, one question at a time. But the movement begins with you.