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Petition to Karen Bass, Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Dianne Feinstein, Holly Mitchell

Every Four Years, Make The Presidential Voting Day A Federal Holiday

Every four years, Election Day for the President of the United States comes around on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.  In the 2016 election, roughly fifty-eight percent of the voting age population participated in civic action and voted.  Could this percentage be different if there was a way to make time so people could voice their opinions and vote without worrying about when they can get out of work to actually vote?  If Election Day becomes a Federal holiday, maybe more people will go out and vote in the next Presidential election. Having a day off would help with time management and possibly increase the percent of voters.  How can this be done?  The alternative solution can be a Bill created, proposing that every presidential election year, take the October Columbus Day Federal Holiday, move it to Election Day in November, and make it the Voting Day Federal Holiday instead.  The days are only a few weeks apart, and because Election Day comes around only once in four years, creating a whole new holiday might be a bit much for our current Congress. However, if our States and our Federal government transferred that holiday once every four years and made it so that people would have this day off to celebrate the ‘Power of the People’, instead of celebrating Columbus Day, a controversial holiday, this could even out the Federal holidays and work days, with little hassle.  There still would be 10 Federal holidays in any given year.   Please add your name to this petition if you believe that making the presidential Voting Day a Federal Holiday can help more people to vote and have their voices heard.    

Hendricks Richman
16 supporters