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VIDEO: Our 2012 Kickoff

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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This morning we held our 2012 kickoff with the panel “Creating The Voting Rights Act of 2012” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. At the event we officially unveiled our new website, a new video, our 2012 Candidate Challenge and lots more.

This is the second “Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge,” following the our first successful effort in 2008. That year, presidential candidates Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee and others participated, personally describing in videos posted to WhyTuesday.org what they would do to increase and protect voter participation in America.

Our founder Bill Wachtel made opening remarks, and on the panel was Mimi Marziani, counsel at the Brennan Center, Why Tuesday? advisory board member Meghan McCain, David Becker, the director of election initiatives at Pew, and yours truly. It was moderated by Why Tuesday? co-founder and American Enterprise Institute resident Scholar Norm Ornstein.

UPDATE: Read Ezra Klein’s piece for The Washington Post about our relaunch.

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