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Saturday, March 14th, 2009


I’m down in Austin repping Why Tuesday? at SXSW (follow me @whytuesday on Twitter). Sitting in the What your Startup Can Learn from Barack Obama and Howard Dean panel. It features these cats, four of whom I met while on the campaign trail:

Jake Brewer, Internet Dir, Energy Action Coalition
Scott Goodstein, CEO, Revolution Messaging LLC
Mary Katharine Ham, Staff Writer, Weekly Standard
Clay Johnson, Dir of Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation
Michael Bassik, Chief Digital Officer, Air America Media

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Why Tuesday? is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 to find solutions to increase voter turnout and participation in elections... More

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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