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Monday, January 16th, 2017

Why Tuesday? Meets Trump

Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Why Tuesday? board member Martin Luther King III and Co-Founder Bill Wachtel met with President-elect Trump to discuss ways to make it easier to vote.

You can learn more about the policy discussed by reading this oped written by MLKIII.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

POTUS ENDORSEMENT!

“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. And with President Obama’s 2016 endorsement of weekend and holiday voting, the time is now.

EVIDENCE: Weekend voting works
TAKE ACTION: Pressure your legislators now
FAQ: Answers to your burning questions

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 .

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

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?