Join Us & Ask Obama: Why Tuesday?
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
UPDATE — 1/30/12: The Google+ Hangout with President Obama will take place today at 5:30ET. Our question (both the combined video question and text question) received hundreds of votes, and scores of similar questions were submitted. Incidentally, a question about making Election Day a national holiday to increase American voter turnout is one of the top voted questions on the White House’s very own petition site We The People, with over 11,000 votes as of this posting.
January 30th President Obama will be a part of a first-of-its-kind online forum where he’ll answer questions, live in a Google+ Hangout, from everyday Americans. We’ve submitted a question, asking the President to support moving Election Day to the weekend to increase America’s historically terrible voter turnout. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Why Tuesday? advisory board member Meghan McCain and U.S. Representative Steve Israel, the sponsor of the Weekend Voting Act, have tweeted their support for our question, and we want you to join them.
Here’s Meghan McCain’s tweet:
— Meghan McCain (@McCainBlogette) January 23, 2012
Here’s what Mayor Bloomberg had to say:
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) January 25, 2012
And here’s Representative Israel’s message:
— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) January 25, 2012
Add your voice by voting now. With your help, we may be able to get President Obama to endorse weekend voting. All it takes it just one click.