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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Believe Us Now?

A staggering 69% of people who didn’t vote in the 2014 midterm elections, which had historically low turnout, didn’t vote because they were stuck at school or work, or were too busy, out of town, sick or forgot, according to Pew via Wonkblog.

If you need more evidence Tuesday voting is outdated and it’s time for a change to protect our right to vote, click here.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

#LetsFixIt With The Roots

It’s not every day our team gets together with Martin Luther King III, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Questlove and The Roots to rally to get out the vote and protect the right to vote. But that’s exactly what we did this week.

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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)

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RSVP for Live Stream

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

LET’S FIX IT

“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, especially after horrendously low 2014 voter turnout. That’s why we’ve launched FixIt.WhyTuesday.org to help track and contact your legislators on election reform.

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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

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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 fully support the idea -- expressed by two people so far -- of moving general elections to Veterans Day.

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

Keep the day as Tuesday but make it a National Holiday so the legitimate companies will pay holiday for the time off...

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

As some of the commenters have mentioned, just moving election day to the weekend doesn't completely solve the problem, although it would be a step in the right direction...

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