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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Al Franken and Sen. Coleman Respond!

Last week we submitted a video question via YouChoose08 on YouTube to Senator Norm Coleman and Al Franken, who are up against each other for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota. We wanted to know what they would do to increase American voter participation. Well, they responded! (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.

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Why Vote By Mail?

Oregon is the only state in the Union that votes entirely by mail, and as NPR’s Ina Jaffe reported last week, that’s not only changing the way campaigns conduct their get-out-the-vote efforts, it also removes the tradition of the secret ballot entirely from Oregon’s voting system. Yesterday I met with United States Postal Service Communications Program Specialist Larry H. Dozier to learn more about voting-by-mail.

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Tom Brokaw on Why Tuesday?

Thanks to those who let us know Tom Brokaw shouted us out during MSNBC’s election-night coverage on Tuesday! If you missed it, watch the video. Here’s a transcript of Brokaw’s remarks. You can learn more about us here and find out why we vote on Tuesday by clicking here. (more…)

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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?