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Rainn Wilson wants Voting Day to be a national holiday


Rainn Wilson, whose Office counterpart doesn’t celebrate any major holidays, stars in a new PSA for social media site GOOD supporting a measure to make “Voting Day” — Nov. 6 — a national holiday.

The video pokes fun of the “archaic” practice of voting on Tuesdays, which was instituted to ensure that people traveling to vote wouldn’t miss church on Sundays. It suggests that voting on a weekday is now an inconvenience as people are forced to choose between work and their civic duty.

Watch Wilson spar with a 19th-century sharecropper, who is oddly similar to his character Dwight’s cousin Mose from The Office, about voting below.

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