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Thursday, December 14th, 2017


December 7, 2017 – Davie, FL. The Miami Dolphins are the first professional team in the history of America that have a full roster of registered voters. “Today, we celebrate the fact that every player on the Dolphins roster is a registered voter,” said DMI’s Martin Luther King III. “What makes this truly special is that this voter registration effort, which was begun by [Dolphins wide receiver] Kenny Stills, has been spreading throughout the NFL and other sports leagues. As my father often said, that short step into the voting booth is the longest stride for democracy.”

Read more here!

Thursday, November 9th, 2017


November 7, 2017 – Washington, DC. Martin Luther King III, Bill Wachtel and Norm Ornstein join Rep. Louise Slaughter and other members in pushing the importance of The Weekend Voting Act. “There is nothing special about holding elections on a Tuesday when so many find it difficult to vote. It is past time to give all voters a clear path to the ballot box and that begins with passing the Weekend Voting Act,” said Slaughter.

Weekend Voting Act Push

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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Weekend Voting Act

September 18, 2017 – The Senate version of the Weekend Voting Act was introduced by Senators Klobuchar, Brown, Franken, King, and Whitehouse.

Weekend Voting Act Update

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Why Tuesday? Meets Trump

Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Why Tuesday? board member Martin Luther King III and Co-Founder Bill Wachtel met with President-elect Trump to discuss ways to make it easier to vote.

You can learn more about the policy discussed by reading this oped written by MLKIII.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Our #LetsFixIt Challenge

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As usual, 2014 voter turnout is going to be low. How low? Predict this years turnout correctly and you could win up to a $64,000 cash prize.

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Friday, June 13th, 2014

The 2014 Voting in America Summit

Wednesday night, we turned a page in our movement to fix our broken voting system. Bringing together leaders from across the political spectrum — including Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer, former Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Congressman John Larson and dozens of voting experts — we renewed the debate about how to reform our voting system.

Former Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott started last night’s discussion by explaining his father’s own struggle with the inconvenience of voting. Your organization can conduct an election with online voting run by EZ Vote Online. His father started his shift at the shipyard at 7 AM, and often came home either too late or too tired to make it to the polls before closing. Lott advocated mimicking Louisiana’s practice of weekend voting.

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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 Comments

Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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