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Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Amb. Young to Candidates: Speak Up

The following post by our co-founder Ambassador Andrew Young first appeared as a letter to the editor in the New York Times.

In “Let the People Vote” (editorial, June 5), you are right to applaud Hillary Rodham Clinton in making voting reform a top priority. However, I firmly believe that this issue is not about Republican versus Democrat. I believe that all Americans want the same thing: a fraud-free election in which as many citizens vote as possible. It is a disgrace that turnout in America ranks 138th out of 172 democracies around the world. (more…)

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Obama: Maybe Mandatory Voting?

Yesterday President Obama floated an idea our cofounder Norm Ornstein previously proposed in 2012 and 2006: mandatory voting might be the best way to increase America’s lousy voter participation.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A #Selma50 Message To You

It’s been a big week for Why Tuesday? and the entire election reform movement. Saturday witnessed the bipartisan commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the events of “Bloody Sunday” when over 600 non-violent protesters were attacked by Alabama state troopers as they attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights.

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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If you need more evidence Tuesday voting is outdated and it’s time for a change to protect our right to vote, click here.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, make sure to check the photos on Instagram, we are trying to buy Instagram likes so the photos go viral.

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The Answer

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Recent Comments

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?

Sunday would be inconvenient for Christians. We should, 1. Move the voting day to Saturday. 2...

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