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We The Voters

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Why do we vote on Tuesday? You will not find the answer below, in the Declaration of Independence. Nor is it in our Constitution. Find out why here.

Declaration of Independence

This Independence Day, join us in working to make America’s democracy stronger as many before us have done. Click on the image above for a close-up view of the document that started it all.

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  1. Why Tuesday…? | Cherrybombed Says:

    […] Why Tuesday is a Pro-Democracy group working to reform current U.S. voting laws. One of WT hot-button issues is the antiquated “law” that all voting must be conducted on a Tuesday. Funny thing is, there is no such law nor is there any mention of Tuesday voting in The Declaration of Independence or The Constitution. […]

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