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Summit on Voting in America

While the world’s most famous democracy ranks 138th out of 172 countries in the world in voter turnout, there remains a deafening silence in Washington about the critical condition of our voting system.

We’re determined to change that. So this week we kick-off a new chapter for Why Tuesday?. Watch our video, join us for today’s summit on election reform, and stay tuned for a new grassroots platform to push for a renewed debate.

1) Watch our new video

2) Join us for today’s elections summit

WhyTuesday is sponsoring a summit along with The Hill brining together academics, thought leaders, and legislators from across the political spectrum.

Wednesday, June 11 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Library of Congress
Madison Building, Mumford Room (6th Floor)

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Moderator: Jeffrey Toobin, Legal Analyst for CNN and The New Yorker
The Hon. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), U.S. House of Representatives and House Democratic Whip
The Hon. Trent Lott (R-MS), Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader
The Hon. John Larson (D-CT), U.S. House of Representatives
The Hon. Tom Cole (R-OK), U.S. House of Representatives
John Fund, Columnist, National Review Online
Janai Nelson, Associate Director/Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Nicole Austin-Hillery, Washington Director, New York University Brennan Center
Michael Kazin, Professor, Georgetown University
Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Jamin Raskin (D-MD), State Senator
Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow, Cato Institute
Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason law school and author, “Democracy and Political Ignorance.”
Abigail Thernstrom, adjunct scholar, American Enterprise Institute & former vice chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Ambassador Andrew Young, Chairman, Why Tuesday


About Us

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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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.

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