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Friday, August 31st, 2007

Welcome to the Why Tuesday? video blog!

Welcome to our new website! September 25 Why Tuesday? is going to launch a documentary video series about the state of America’s voting system. While we work out the kinks, learn more by watching the video and signing up at the top of the page to stay involved!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

A message to YouTubers

Just posted this to YouTube. It’s a new video with some lite election reform news, a preview of the new Why Tuesday? site, and request for participation from YT’ers.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

National initiative?

Our behind the scenes look at the CNN/YouTube debate is featured right now on YouTube News & Politics editor Steve Grove’s Citizentube blog, and as an editor’s pick. In the video I talk with Mike Gravel about what he calls his plan for a “national initiative” which he thinks will get people more involved in voting. Wonkette had some fun with that idea yesterday.

In this crazy system, legislation would be put to a national popular vote, allowing the rubes and nuts of America to make their own laws willy-nilly.

Wonkette links to this Mother Jones article about the initiative idea.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

A little catch-up

Even though our question didn’t make it into the first CNN/YouTube debate, the video got some nice buzz from Computerworld and PC World magazines. They named our question one of the Funniest YouTube Questions for Candidates.

… as CNN culls through the videos to choose questions for its July 23 debate, it’s also finding that some questioners are using humor — in many cases, quite well — to get their points across.


10. #584

Jacob Soboroff asks: “Why do we vote on Tuesdays?”

The fact that the majority of the politicians we asked didn’t know why we vote on Tuesday is funny, but also a bummer, given that if they had any idea, they’d know how old and outdated the reason we vote on Tuesday is. That’s one of many problems with our broken election system that we’ll be exploring in the months ahead.

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

The CNN/YouTube Debate: How did they do?

YouTube is asking users to submit videos critiquing candidate performances during last week’s debate in South Carolina. Some users are also critiquing the debate itself.

We submitted a response, too. It was filmed on location at the debate with CNN SVP David Bohrman, whose team selected the questions for the debate, and YouTube user MelissaJenna, who posed the only question about election reform used during the debate.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Behind the scenes at the CNN/YouTube debate!

Here it is. Hot off the press. In the video: CNN’s Anderson Cooper and John King, Mike Gravel, Elizabeth Edwards, Obama advisor David Axelrod, Dennis Kucinich, Howard Dean and Chris Dodd. (more…)

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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

The Answer

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

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?