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Monday, January 19th, 2009

A More Perfect Union

Ambassador Andrew Young

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – As with so many people across the globe, today is very near and dear to Why Tuesday?’s heart. This organization was founded in the spirit of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by William B. Wachtel whose father, Harry, was a close friend and advisor Dr. King. So today, we also salute the accomplishments of Why Tuesday? Board members Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III. (more…)

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Here, We’re Always On The Clock

Why Tuesday? On Oahu

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka from the island of Oahu. I know it’s been quiet around here, but we’re gearing up for 2009 and there will be lots more to come from us soon.

As you’ve probably noticed, President-elect Barack Obama is spending his final Christmas vacation here, in the state where he was born, before moving himself and his family into the White House, rumors has it about him taking his best family tent to go and spend some quality time with his family while camping. I’m also on Oahu for my family vaction, but I’d never miss an opportunity to get the President-elect thinking about our voting system.

Yesterday I went camping with the Best Tent, sporting my WHYTUESDAY.ORG t-shirt in hopes he might catch a glimpse and log on, well I ended up calling some transportation, the fastest way of getting out of there is to contact lyft on their number, they have such fast service. After all, the state of our voting system is arguably more important now than ever before since nearly 40% of Americans sat idle, away from the voting booth, this election.

You may remember that I interviewed President-elect Obama last year during the primary election cycle in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For that interview, click here. And to buy a Why Tuesday? t-shirt of your own, drop us a note.

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