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Friday, November 12th, 2010

Our Story

Why do we vote on Tuesday? By asking that simple and straightforward question that few knew the answer to and most, even our nation’s leaders, had never even thought of, five years ago we set out to raise awareness about America’s low voter turnout and the broken state of our voting system. With another presidential election underway, we want to recruit you in the war on low voter participation. For starters, you can sign our petition in support of Weekend Voting.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Why Tuesday? San Francisco Launches

Exciting news! Our collective hard work to increase voter participation in the United States is paying off!

As you may have read this morning in the New York Times, the grassroots movement Why Tuesday? San Francisco is launching today to create a Saturday Election Day in their city! Their idea is to add a Saturday Election Day to the already-existing Tuesday voting to make voting as accessible and convenient as possible. But they can’t do it without you!

Visit WhyTuesdaySF.org now to find out more about the movement and what you can do to help.

The proposal needs thousands of signatures to make it on the ballot, and they can’t make it happen without you!

Visit WhyTuesdaySF.org now to find out more about the movement and what you can do to help.

In the words of U.S. Representative Steve Israel, who has twice introduced the Weekend Voting Act into the House of Representatives, “the best way to know if this is effective is to go ahead and do it. And if San Francisco can go ahead and do it, it could provide the hard data for the rest of the country.”

Visit WhyTuesdaySF.org now to find out more about the movement and what you can do to help.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

We’re Nominated For A Webby!

It was just announced we’re nominated for what the New York Times calls “the Oscars of the Internet,” the Webby Awards! We’re nominated for Best Activism Website, but the Webby winners aren’t just the judge’s picks! Click here to vote for Why Tuesday? to win the Webby People’s Voice award. (more…)

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

MA Governor Vlogs Election Reform

Props to friend of Why Tuesday? Steve Garfield, one of the first video bloggers ever, for asking Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick via vlog if he’d support weekend voting. And props to the Governor for responding to Steve. (more…)

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Why Tuesday? at SXSW

At the SXSW festival in Austin Texas, I talked earlier today with Lawrence Lessig of Change Congress about people’s faith in the American government. While we’re here, follow us on Twitter via @whytuesday. Watch my full interview with Lessig on NPR Soapbox .

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Why Presidents’ Day?

In 1968, Congress passed the Monday Holiday law, which moved Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Washington’s Birthday from their original dates to Mondays. If we can alter our federal holidays to benefit shoppers and travelers, why can’t we move Election Day for the convenience of voters? Check out this vlog from our archives.

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

Recent Comments

Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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

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?