Voter participation in the United States is too low, and too difficult. The world's most famous democracy ranks near the bottom of all nations in voter participation. So we're asking our presidential candidates to do something about it -- again.
At our 2012 kickoff, we at Why Tuesday? announced we are asking all presidential candidates to what Senators Obama, McCain, Biden and nearly all 2008 presidential candidates did four years ago (watch the video), and answer the following questions in a video response to be posted to YouTube and our website, and in so doing, share your views about increasing voter participation for all Americans:
- Do you agree our voting system is broken?
- If so, what specific steps would you take in the first year of your presidency to re-instill vigor and confidence in our electoral process?
- What type of legislation would you like to see in a Voting Rights Act of 2012?
We've asked that all video responses be submitted to us by Monday November 28th. On Thursday December 1st we will announce both the candidates who responded to our challenge (regardless of their proposed solutions) and regrettably identifying those who were too busy to address an issue that is critical to the well-being of our democracy.
To find out more watch the video below and check out the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge.