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During Election Years, the Celebration of Washington's Birthday Should be Moved to Election Day
Petition Background (Preamble):
A survey completed by the U.S. Census Bureau after the 2000 election found that of those who did not vote, a conflict with work or school was listed as the number one culprit. By moving the celebration of Washington's Birthday to Election Day, we can eliminate the usage of a schedule conflict as a possible excuse.
We, as a nation, will be able to celebrate a right made possible by Washington and his successors and honor them in the process.
With Election Day being a federal holiday, more citizens will be encouraged to exercise their right to choose their nation's leader. The country can also feel confident knowing that their government has made voting a priority.
As we go to cast our ballots, we can remember Washington and the other presidents that have made that symbol of freedom possible. We ask that you oblige us.
The During Election Years, the Celebration of Washington's Birthday Should be Moved to Election Day petition to the Congress of the United States of America was written by Rebecca Gradney and is in the category Government at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: election, washington, possible, conflict, federal, birthday, celebration, schedule, eliminate, school, excuse, monday, voting, nation, years, holiday, states, united, voter, america, world, presidents, reform, moved, electio