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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

MIAMI DOLPHINS ANNOUNCE TEAM HAS A COMPLETED ROSTER OF REGISTERED VOTERS

December 7, 2017 – Davie, FL. The Miami Dolphins are the first professional team in the history of America that have a full roster of registered voters. “Today, we celebrate the fact that every player on the Dolphins roster is a registered voter,” said DMI’s Martin Luther King III. “What makes this truly special is that this voter registration effort, which was begun by [Dolphins wide receiver] Kenny Stills, has been spreading throughout the NFL and other sports leagues. As my father often said, that short step into the voting booth is the longest stride for democracy.”

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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.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Ask The President!

Tuesday night President Obama will address the nation during a prime-time news conference. The folks at the Washington Times, the Nation and the Personal Democracy forum are giving all of us the opportunity to ask the President a question, so we submitted this one about fixing America’s broken voting system. Vote it up by clicking here!

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?