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Monday, January 19th, 2009

Nearly half a century has passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite enthusiasm about Barack Obama’s historic campaign, USA voter turnout is worse than almost all nations. In the spirit of Dr. King, we’re working to spark a national discussion about voting.

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. On the eve of Barack Obama’s historic inauguration, 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 again 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

Posted by Jane on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

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

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