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Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Greetings, Netroots Nation 2009!

CA SOS Bowen

Greetings to all of the election reformers in Pittsburgh at Netroots Nation 2009. I’m sorry we can’t be there with you like we were last year when I was on the grassroots video panel and we brought you vlogs Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi and even Bob Barr. But it sounds like, from monitoring the #nn09 hashtag on Twitter, that there’s lots of great stuff going on, including talk about election reform. Even California Secretary of State (and election reformer and veteran of the Why Tuesday? vlog) Debra Bowen spoke to NN09 (pictured above) We can’t wait to hear all about it. Be sure to send us updates in case were missing anything. But we’re watching from afar!

Photo of CA SoS Bowen via sterno74 on Flickr.

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Bob Barr Doesn’t Know Why We Vote on Tuesday

This month we’ve spent time with a member of Congress trying to move voting to the Weekend, and we’ve chatted with the Speaker of the House, who indicated she would support such legislation.

Last weekend at Netroots Nation in Austin, Texas, Libertarian presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Bob Barr told me he doesn’t know why it is we vote on Tuesday, but he’d support voting on weekends to make voting more convenient.

Barr: “I’ll tell you – we need to do something – and we need to do a lot of different things – and that may be one of the things we need to do. As President, I would sign such legislation.”

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Pelosi, Gore on Weekend Voting Act

Today at the Netroots Nation conference in Austin, Texas, I spoke with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore, and U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett about the proposal in Congress to move Election Day to Saturday and Sunday. Check out the video. (more…)

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Greetings From NN08 *

AUSTIN, TEXAS — I got into NN08 late last night to speak on the Creating Political Community Around Film panel, and to do some vlogging for NPR Sunday Soapbox.

NN08

Al Gore just got here. And P.S. — I have no idea why the picture is backwards. I tried to flip it.

* UPDATE 2:15PM CDT: Check out this picture of my panel mates, Wendy Cohen and Tracy Fleischman (not pictured: Jim Gilliam). The panel is in progress right now. Just showed the video of U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, the newest Why Tuesday? Correspondent.

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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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Sunday would be inconvenient for Christians. We should, 1. Move the voting day to Saturday. 2...

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