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Monday, February 16th, 2009

In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holiday law, which moved Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Washington’s Birthday from their original dates to Mondays. If we can alter our federal holidays to benefit shoppers and travelers, why can’t we move Election Day for the convenience of voters? Check out this vlog from our archives.

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