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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

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?