Why Tuesday? On Meet The Press
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
NBC News’ Tom Brokaw endorsed weekend voting on Meet The Press this morning, and gave a special shout out to our co-founder Ambassador Andrew Young and our organization. Here’s what he said, in response to a question from moderator David Gregory about whether or not the Voting Rights Act is still necessary:
David Gregory: How far have we come, Tom?
Tom Brokaw: Well, we’ve come a long way but the journey is not complete yet. And in fact I feel strongly that in this country we need to expand voting rights and not restrict them in some fashion. I would even move voting day from Tuesday to a weekend which I think would encourage more people who are consumed with working or taking care of children at home can’t get to the voting place. Andy Young, one of the great civil rights leaders has got a movement now called Why Tuesday? — why not move it to encourage more people…
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— Why Tuesday? (@WhyTuesday) March 3, 2013