GOP Senator Dick Lugar, voted out yesterday after 6 terms, told us in 2006 he supported the idea of a national Election Day holiday to boost voter turnout. Read his farewell letter breaking down the dysfunction and lack of cooperation in Washington.
We're a nonpartisan and nonprofit group, founded in 2005, dedicated to increasing America's horrible voter turnout by asking a simple question: why do we vote on Tuesday? The answer: absolutely no good reason whatsoever. You'll find a longer and equally infuriating answer in this TED talk.
We hope you'll sign our petition asking the President and Congress to pass The Weekend Voting Act, which would move elections to Saturday & Sunday (duh) so more people can vote.