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Taken Aback by Take Back Tuesday

Reflections on -- and reactions to -- an unprecedented campaign.

In the summer, when Josh Neuman and I were talking about the effort that would become Take Back Tuesday, he said he thought business owners would be willing to close up shop for Election Day, to help employees vote and otherwise celebrate democracy. I was skeptical.

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Tuesday Is Bring Your Children to the Voting Booth Day

Voting, studies show, is a learned habit; Tuesday's a chance to start instilling it in your children. And they might even enjoy it.

I've been writing a lot about the need to create an American culture of voting. That's what exists in places with high turnout, and that's what the Take Back Tuesday campaign aims to help create.

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Stronger Social Bonds = Better Voter Turnout

Bonds to each other and to our communities can lead us to the voting booth.

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How You Can Help Fix Our Half Democracy

Is a country still a democracy if half its citizens don't vote?



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1a. government by the people, especially: rule of the majority.

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