Why Tuesday?

Get Involved

Rainn Wilson: Take Back Tuesday!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Our friends at GOOD and the awesome folks at SoulPancake put together a hysterical video (keep reading to see it) starring Rain Wilson to explain how incredibly stupid it is we vote on Tuesday.

There is absolutely no good reason whatsoever to vote on Tuesday. Not joking. And in the United States our voter turnout is horrendous, it ranks near the bottom of all countries in the world.

Here’s the blurb from Wilson’s video:

SoulPancake & Good team up to bring you this important announcement about election season.

We agree!

We’ll be working closely with GOOD on their Take Back Tuesday campaign, so stay tuned.

For more of the ridiculous details about why we vote on Tuesday, watch this TED Talk.

Comments are closed.

About Us

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

The Answer

In 1845, before Florida, California, and Texas were states or slavery had been abolished, Congress needed to pick a time for Americans to vote... More

Recent Blog Posts

Recent Comments

I fully support the idea -- expressed by two people so far -- of moving general elections to Veterans Day.

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

Keep the day as Tuesday but make it a National Holiday so the legitimate companies will pay holiday for the time off...

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

As some of the commenters have mentioned, just moving election day to the weekend doesn't completely solve the problem, although it would be a step in the right direction...

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