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That Short Walk to the Voting Booth


Monday, January 21st, 2008

Nearly half a century has passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet the United States lags behind nearly all nations in voter turnout. Honoring the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Why Tuesday? endeavors to spark a national discussion about voting in America.

Our nation is again in need of national reforms which will result in an America where voting is not just a right but also a democratic imperative. In this election year, let us not forget the emphasis Dr. King placed on “that short walk to the voting booth.”

On the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we bring you his August, 28 1963 speech at the March on Washington.

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I feel like Sunday should be the voting day in the US. Tuesday is just so inconveniant for many people that it's going to lower the vote count and make only the really extremists vote

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It ought to be on a sunday. no other country in the world does elections on a weekday.

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