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Thursday, November 1st, 2007

So, who responded?

Jake in Iowa

The deadline has come and gone for the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge, and I’d say we did pretty darn good. As of today we have responses from all but five of the sixteen candidates on our list.

Our trip to Iowa, where I am pictured at right, was a huge success – six candidates in five days. Who hasn’t yet responded? Take a look.


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Get ready for today’s episode

We’re putting the final touches on this week’s installment of the vlog. This episode will be a little bit different. While you’re waiting, check out the comment threads of these two posts we wrote at TPMCafe last week. Lots of great discussion and debate about the state of our voting system. Thanks again to TPM for having us guest blog all last week!

Week in Review: Is Our Voting System Broken?
Trouble with Touch Screens, Indeed

Previously on WT?BLOG: Welcome TPM’ers

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

The Onion investigates Tuesday

Have a read of the Onion’s in-depth look at the day we vote. Here’s how it starts:

WASHINGTON, DC—After running a thousand errands, working hours of overtime, and being stuck in seemingly endless gridlock traffic commuting to and from their jobs, millions of Americans were disheartened to learn that it was, in fact, only Tuesday.

“Tuesday?” San Diego resident Doris Wagner said. “How in the hell is it still Tuesday?”

Click here for the full article.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Today’s episode coming soon

It’s a busy day at Why Tuesday? global headquarters. This week’s episode of the vlog should be up by day’s end. In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it already, watch my interview with Thomas Jefferson. Yes, Thomas Jefferson.

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Jeff Jarvis’ Networked Journalism Summit

We like to think that what we’re doing here is as much a journalism project, an open and honest look into the state of the American voting system, as it is a push for a national dialogue about election reform.

To that effect, Barnett and I are working furiously to get into the Networked Journalism Summit this week at the City Univeristy of New York. The summit is organized by Jeff Jarvis, CUNY professor and editor of both the Buzzmachine and PrezVid blogs. We’ve been trying to get into the summit since late September. We’re told it’s overbooked, but we happen to be in New York this week and will do everything we can, up until the last minute, to get in and learn about/share best practices with other like-minded folks. It promises to be a great event, and if you take a look at the attendees, many friends of Why Tuesday? will be there.

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Hard at work

Why Tuesday? outreach director Barnett Zitron hard at work in WT? global headquarters, New York City.

While we prepare for the launch of our new website and video blog, follow our every move on Twitter!

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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

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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...

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In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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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.

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