Weekend Voting Act

Your DGB for today is to contact Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS-03), Chairman of the House Administration Committee, to communicate your support for H.R. 1094.

In the 2016 US election, voter turnout was around 55%. The highest US voter turnout was in 2008 at 64%. In the 2017 French election a few days ago, it was 74%. One important factor in voter turnout is weekend voting; France voted on a Sunday.

In February of this year, Congresswoman Louise Mcintosh-Slaughter (D-NY-25), introduced a bill to move our voting day to “the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November in every even-numbered year.”

While the day we vote is just one factor in our history of voter suppression, it’s an obstacle working citizens don’t need.

You’ll contact Congressman Harper by phone at (202) 225-5031 using this script:

 

“I’m calling to ask that you support H.R. 1094; the Weekend Voting Act. It’s in the interest of democracy that we make it as easy as possible for US citizens to vote.”