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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Our organization was founded to honor the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which Dr. King fought so hard for. In October 2011 Ambassador Young, Rep. John Dingell and former Senator Harris Wofford got together (photos) on the occasion of the dedication of the MLK Jr. Memorial in Washington to share their thoughts about their friend Dr. King and his legacy today.

Our nation is again in need of national reforms which will result in an America where voting is not just a right but also a democratic imperative. As we remember Dr. King for his service and sacrifice, let us not forget the emphasis Dr. King placed on “that short walk to the voting booth.”

As we continue our fight for higher voter participation in the memory of Dr. King, you can join us by signing our petition to move Election Day to the weekend so more people can vote.

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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

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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?