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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Our Davos Question

YouTube is hosting a contest on behalf of the World Economic Forum. The highest-rated videos will be screened in Davos (January 23-27), where world leaders will watch the videos and upload responses of their own. Here’s our entry, shot today outside the United Nations. (more…)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Liveblogging the CNN/YouTube Debate

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA — Greetings from the press filing center at the Progress Energy Center. We’re on the lookout for questions about our voting system, just like we were last time around at the CNN/YouTube Democratic debate. Stay tuned for updates. Watch the question we submitted, and follow along with the debate, after the jump. (more…)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

CNN/YT Debate, Here We Come!

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA — Last night Tom, our trusty field producer and camera man, and I hit the road to come here for CNN/YouTube debate… but the journey didn’t start as planned. Stay tuned for more from the debate… and yes, we made it! (more…)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

The CNN/YouTube Debate Set: Time Lapse Video

Check out this video put together by Why Tuesday? Advisory Board member and YouTube News & Politics chief Steve Grove from St. Petersburg, Florida. They’re getting ready for tomorrow night’s debate. Pretty sweet. (more…)

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

The Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge

Welcome! Today we’re launching our Candidate Challenge, inviting you to become a WT? correspondent, and unveiling our new website and vlog! Watch the video to find our more, and sign up at the top of the page to stay involved.

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

FairVote: Make election reform video, win cash

Hey, Jacob here. Just over a year ago Why Tuesday? asked you to ask elected officials on video camera “why do we vote on Tuesday?” for a cash prize. Check out WT? on YouTube to see how many elected officials *didn’t* have a clue. That contenst was how I got involved with WT? — and I’m still involved today, prepping for the launch of our new site this fall.

Recently the election reform group and friend of WT? FairVote launched an election reform video-for-cash contest of their own, and they even throw in a trip to Washington for the winner! The contest is called Upgrade Democracy, and here’s the prompt from them, complete with a video!

“If you could change anything you wanted about elections, what would our democracy look like?”

You could win $2000 and have your video seen by celebrity judges like filmmaker Richard Linklater (School of Rock, Dazed and Confused), political guru Donna Brazile,The Daily Show’s Dan Bakkedahl, and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic!

For ideas, see FairVote’s reform proposals — a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting for executive offices, proportional voting for legislatures, universal voter registration and a constitutional right to vote — but let your intellect and imagination run wild.

A cool contest, and a cool group. Learn more at upgradedemocracy.com. Some video responses to FairVote’s contest are after the jump.
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Recent Comments

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...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

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?