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Monday, July 28th, 2008

YouChoose08: Norm Coleman and Al Franken

YouTube is asking users to pose questions to the candidates for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, the most-viewed and highest-ranked of which will be answered by the candidates themselves! So I asked Senator Norm Coleman and Al Franken what they would do to increase voter participation.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Bob Barr Doesn’t Know Why We Vote on Tuesday

This month we’ve spent time with a member of Congress trying to move voting to the Weekend, and we’ve chatted with the Speaker of the House, who indicated she would support such legislation.

Last weekend at Netroots Nation in Austin, Texas, Libertarian presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Bob Barr told me he doesn’t know why it is we vote on Tuesday, but he’d support voting on weekends to make voting more convenient.

Barr: “I’ll tell you – we need to do something – and we need to do a lot of different things – and that may be one of the things we need to do. As President, I would sign such legislation.”

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Pelosi, Gore on Weekend Voting Act

Today at the Netroots Nation conference in Austin, Texas, I spoke with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore, and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett about the proposal in Congress to move Election Day to Saturday and Sunday. Check out the video. (more…)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

U.S. Rep. Becomes Why Tuesday? Correspondent

U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) and I sat down yesterday in Washington, D.C., and he soon thereafter became the first member of Congress to report as a Why Tuesday? correspondent! Watch the video for our chat, and his report. (more…)

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Why Tuesday? At The Webbys

NEW YORK, NY — Last night I spoke to our fellow Webby nominees and notables on the red carpet in New York City about what is hot in politics online, and it’s not just Obama Girl. Efforts like ours using citizen journalism on the campaign trail to bring attention to oft-ignored issues was a hot topic.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

HBO Films’ RECOUNT

This morning I went to The Grove in Los Angeles where HBO, promoting their new film RECOUNT, set up the actual Votomatic Florida voting machines used in the controversial 2000 Presidential Election, complete with butterfly ballots and hanging chads, so that people can judge for themselves whether they could have effectively cast their ballot. RECOUNT premieres May 25 on HBO.

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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?