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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

On Photo Social Security Cards

Last week, Why Tuesday? co-founder and civil rights leader Andrew Young called upon the Social Security Administration to issue optional Social Security cards with photographs. Young argues that such cards could provide government-issued photo ID for at least some of the estimated 11% of Americans who are currently disenfranchised by strict photo ID laws. While attracting support from two former presidents, President Clinton and President Carter, this proposal has also sparked contentious debate nationwide—including within Why Tuesday?’s own leadership.

Let’s be clear: Why Tuesday? opposes restrictive voting laws, including strict photo ID laws. (more…)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

An Alternate Take On Voter ID

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

WT? Helping DC Vote

Our board member and resident scholar Norm Ornstein has a piece in today’s Washington Post all about increasing Washington D.C.’s voter turnout.

You probably will not be surprised by his first suggestion:

Move Election Day to the weekend.

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Thursday, January 30th, 2014

WT? At Voting Summit 2014

Thanks to our co-founder and board member Norm Ornstein for the shout out at the Overseas Vote Foundation’s eighth annual Voting Summit today. The Twitterverse is talking!

To sign our petition to ask the President and Congress to move Election Day to the weekend, click here.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

On The Obama Commission Report

Why Tuesday? board member Norman J. Ornstein issued the following statement on today’s report issued by The Presidential Commission on Election Administration:

“We applaud the Commission’s bipartisan consensus on the need to make voting easier and more accessible for all eligible Americans, but believe that many more steps can be taken beyond the Commission’s recommendations. While we favor more opportunities for voting before Election Day, Election Day itself needs to be changed from Tuesday – which reflects an antiquated law enacted in 1845 – to the weekend, which is a vastly more convenient time for voters. We challenge Congress to put its partisan differences aside and act now to bring American elections into the 21st century.”

To learn more about why there’s absolutely no good reason to vote on Tuesday, click here.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Young Electeds For Weekend Voting

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.

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As this is the 21st century you would think there would be a 24 hour online voting period. There is absolutely 0 need to go into a voting booth on a Tuesday.

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