U.S. Rep. Becomes Why Tuesday? Correspondent
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) and I sat down yesterday in Washington, D.C., and he soon thereafter became the first member of Congress to report as a Why Tuesday? correspondent! Watch the video for our chat, and his report.
Rep. Israel recently introduced the Weekend Voting Act into the House in an attempt to move Election Day from “the Tuesday after the first Monday in November,” as it has been since 1845, to Saturday and Sunday. After our talk, he took our Flip camera around Capitol Hill to ask citizens and a fellow Congressman the question we’re always asking around here: why do we vote on Tuesday?
Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) introduced the same bill into the Senate earlier this year.
You can join Rep. Israel and become a Why Tuesday? correspondent by clicking here.
* UPDATE 7/19: I chatted with Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi about the idea of a Weekend Voting Act at Netroots Nation in Austin, Texas. Watch the video to see what they think.