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PHOTOS: Our 2012 Kickoff

Our founder Bill Wachtel, Why Tuesday? co-founder and American Enterprise Institute resident Scholar Norm Ornstein, Mimi Marziani, counsel at the Brennan Center, Why Tuesday? advisory board member Meghan McCain, David Becker, the director of election initiatives at Pew, and Why Tuesday? executive director Jacob Soboroff spoke at our 2012 kickoff event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Watch the video and read the press release.

At the event we officially unveiled our new website, a new video, our 2012 Candidate Challenge and lots more.

This is the second “Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge,” following the our first successful effort in 2008. That year, presidential candidates Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee and others participated, personally describing in videos posted to WhyTuesday.org what they would do to increase and protect voter participation in America.

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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

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It's on Tuesday to avoid interfering with any religions Sabbath. If you move it to Friday/Saturday, Jews can't vote...

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

I feel that you should have polls open Saturdays and not on Tuesday which is inconvenient for most Americans...

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