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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

Win $64,000 by predicting this year’s turnout

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.

Check out the challenge here.

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. 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.

Some other highlights:

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Summit on Election Reform

While the world’s most famous democracy ranks 138th out of 172 countries in the world in voter turnout, there remains a deafening silence in Washington about the critical condition of our voting system.

We’re determined to change that. So this week we kick-off a new chapter for Why Tuesday?. Join us today for a summit on election reform, and stay tuned for a new grassroots platform to push for a renewed debate.

WhyTuesday is sponsoring a summit along with The Hill brining together academics, thought leaders, and legislators from across the political spectrum.

Wednesday, June 11 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Library of Congress

Madison Building, Mumford Room (6th Floor)

Register for the Event

 

RSVP for Live Stream

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

POTUS ENDORSEMENT!

“We can fix this, and we will,” said President Obama during his 2013 State of the Union address about the long lines, low turnout and deceptive practices that plague America’s broken voting system. But now its up to all of us—from both parties—to make it happen. And with President Obama’s 2016 endorsement of weekend and holiday voting, the time is now.

EVIDENCE: Weekend voting works
TAKE ACTION: Pressure your legislators now
FAQ: Answers to your burning questions

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

An Important Vote

Our Chairman, Ambassador Andrew Young,  is asking you to vote on November 6 AND to vote on how you think we can improve our broken voting system. So, in addition to voting in this year’s election, take a minute right now and fill-out this important survey. The Ambassador’s letter is below:

My Dear Fellow American:

As Election Day approaches, our nation is focused on which candidate will win. Sadly, the winner will almost certainly be chosen by less than 30% of ALL eligible voters. Thus, our democracy will be the big loser as we will once again earn the shameful distinction of being 138th out of the democratic nations worldwide and dead last amongst the G-8 in voter turnout. (more…)

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

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I feel like Sunday should be the voting day in the US. Tuesday is just so inconveniant for many people that it's going to lower the vote count and make only the really extremists vote

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

It ought to be on a sunday. no other country in the world does elections on a weekday.

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