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Pelosi, Gore on Weekend Voting Act


Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Today at the Netroots Nation conference in Austin, Texas, I spoke with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore, and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett about the proposal in Congress to move Election Day to Saturday and Sunday. Check out the video.

Pelosi: “I think it’s a great idea.”

Gore: “Good idea, sounds like.”

Last week we spent time with U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-NY), who introduced the Weekend Voting Act into the House. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) introduced the bill into the Senate in February.

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3 Responses to “Pelosi, Gore on Weekend Voting Act”

  1. Nancy Pelosi believes moving elections to the weekend is a good idea « California Faultline Says:

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  2. steve garfield Says:

    Great video.

  3. Greg Leathers Says:

    Weekend voting would be great and it either be Saturday and Sunday or just Saturday to avoid any ridiculous objections. By the way, what objections have been voiced, if any, to having elections on Saturday or Saturday and Sunday? I am very curious if there are any legitimate concerns. Thanks.

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