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Young Electeds For Weekend Voting

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

We’re very excited to see a group of over 40 young elected officials sign a petition of their own to Congress in support of moving Election Day to the weekend. According to Wisconsin Public Radio, the group is headed up by La Crosse County, Wisconsin Board Supervisor Andrew Londre.

The letter was delivered to House Speaker John Boehner.

Here’s more from Londre, via WPR:

Londre is spearheading the effort. He acknowledges that it’s an ambitious goal, but he wants to see voting become more accessible.

“There is no good reason whatsoever that we’re voting on Tuesday,” says Londre. “We absolutely need to modernize the way we vote so more people can participate in our electoral process.”

You can sign a petition of your own to Congress and the President to support weekend voting right by clicking here.

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