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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.

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Super Bowl Tuesday 2

Even in Florida, where voter participation was higher than the national average, nearly 5 million eligible voters didn’t vote in the 2008 presidential election. I headed to Tampa to ask a question we’ve asked here before: what if we took our elections as seriously as we take the Super Bowl? Watch the video to see what Florida Governor Charlie Crist has to say about that.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Super Bowl Tuesday?

I’m headed to Tampa for Super Bowl XLIII this week. Before I go, I’m posting this video we shot last year during the campaign. The Super Bowl is practically a national holiday in the United States, but Election Day isn’t, hence our low voter turnout. So, I hit Venice Beach to find out what people thought about the Super Bowl moving to a Tuesday. Why do we vote on Tuesday? Here’s the answer.

Monday, January 19th, 2009

That Short Walk To The Voting Booth

Nearly half a century has passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite enthusiasm about Barack Obama’s historic campaign, USA voter turnout is worse than almost all nations. In the spirit of Dr. King, we’re working to spark a national discussion about voting. (more…)

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Weekend Voting Act Introduced!

U.S. Representative Steve Israel and U.S. Senator Herb Kohl yesterday introduced the Weekend Voting Act in the Senate and the House. In July, Rep. Israel became the first member of Congress to vlog for us (watch the video). In 2006, we met with Sen. Kohl and brought our video camera there, too. (more…)

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

North Dakota Votes!

Uff Da! On Election Day 2008 I visited Shiloh Christian School (amongst other places) in Bismarck, North Dakota. North Dakota is the only state in the United States without voter registration. Watch my vlog to get a behind-the-scenes look at what the polling places I checked out looked like on this “Tuesday after the first Monday in November.”

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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...

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