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WhyTuesday? Meets with Trump

Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WhyTuesday? President 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.

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MLK III: Trump can fix voting system

Martin Luther King III is a member of the board of Why Tuesday? and president and co-founder of the Drum Major Institute.

In 1965, fewer than 2 percent of eligible African Americans living in Selma, Ala., were registered to vote. As we all know, this was the result of laws and policies whose purpose was to keep African Americans out of the voting booth. It took decades of blood, sweat and tears to reverse this deeply embedded discrimination. Having lost my father to that struggle when I was still a small child, I cannot begin to express what it meant to see a black man take the presidential oath of office in 2008.

What a difference eight years makes. While Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, fewer than 80,000 votes divided among Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan made Donald Trump the electoral college winner. In each of these states, Clinton saw a significant decline in minority vote totals of 10 percent or more. And in each of these states — along with swing states North Carolina and Florida — that difference in turnout may be attributed to legislative efforts to make it harder to vote. In fact, a federal appeals court described North Carolina’s lawmakers as targeting minority voters with “almost surgical precision.” (more…)

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Rest In Peace, Friend

Jake Brewer, a member of our Advisory Board, was a key part of our team, and even better friend to us all. And this could be said for so many groups and causes and efforts he dedicated his time and energy to. We lost Jake yesterday. His contributions to our work were invaluable and he will be with us always. Everyone Jake ever touched, especially his family and friends, are in our thoughts and prayers. ‪Rest in peace, friend.

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Bernie Sanders: National Holiday Voting

This just in from the 2016 presidential campaign trail:

Thanks for pointing out how silly Tuesday voting is, Senator Sanders. Now we’d love to hear from the other 2016 candidates on election reform, as we did in 2012 and 2008. If YOU don’t know why we vote on Tuesday, you’ll find the answer here. Spoiler: absolutely no good reason whatsoever.

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