fu of the week: jacob soboroff of
Posted by Rick Rey


This week our FU of the Week is served by Jacob Soboroff, the Executive Director of -- a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing voter participation through election reform.

Sounds stuffy, but really it's not. They ask a simple question: Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? Why not another day, why not weekends, why not on a national holiday? You might be surprised by the answer. Be sure to watch Zadi's interview with Jacob to hear his explanation.

Jacob does a lot of videoblogging for He's interviewed politicians, voters, and educators about topics ranging from voter fraud, election reform, voter ID cards, and of course, the question of the hour -- why do we vote on Tuesday?

My personal favorite video from Jacob is when he hit the streets on Presidents' Day, a national holiday that arbitrarily falls on a Monday. If we can move Presidents' Day around to give people a 3 day weekend, why can't we move election day?

Follow Jacob and WhyTuesday on Twitter, and keep up with what's going on in the world of election reform on the WhyTuesday blog.