Author: Andy Bernstein

Disappointed by Youth Voter Turnout? Take Another Look

Disappointed by Youth Voter Turnout? Take Another Look

Youth voter turnout actually increased in 2014, despite overall turnout hitting its lowest level in 72 years. Read More

The Facts About “Dropoff Voters”

The Facts About “Dropoff Voters”

In 2008, about half (48.5 %) of Americans age 18 to 24 turned out to vote. Two years later, only 21.3 percent showed up (Source, US Census 2008, 2010). Read More

Participation Row is Coming to Phases of the Moon

Participation Row is Coming to Phases of the Moon

Heard about Phases of the Moon? It’s a new festival in Danville, IL (Sept 11 – 14) that will feature String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, The Tedeschi Trucks Band and… Participation Row. Read More

We’ll Miss You, Rommel

We’ll Miss You, Rommel

I first heard Rommel Beckles’ name after HeadCount worked the JAY Z/Beyonce show in Atlanta. Read More

A Simple Symbol of Friendship and Hope

A Simple Symbol of Friendship and Hope

We live in a complex world. But sometimes a single photo and a few well-chosen words bring us all closer to our common humanity. Read More

How Wayne Coyne Showed His Humanity By Stopping A Show

How Wayne Coyne Showed His Humanity By Stopping A Show

The Flaming Lips’ stage show pushes the envelope of outrageousness. Giant blow-up dinosaur outfits. Spaghetti strands of LED lights hanging from the rafters. Wayne Coyne standing up on a cube of lights. Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist Jim Pollock

Interview: #GoVote Artist Jim Pollock

Jim Pollock has been creating artwork for Phish for decades. Now he’s lent his creativity to HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign. Andy Bernstein, Executive Director of HeadCount, recently had a chance to sit down with Pollock to talk about his poster art, his passion for both live music and science, and how certain political issues can bridge the partisan divide. Read More

HeadCount Holiday Fundraiser

HeadCount Holiday Fundraiser

For a little while now, HeadCount has been sitting on the MOTHERLOAD of signed posters and items from various festivals. So this year, we decided to hold a little fundraiser by auctioning them off for the holidays. Read More

Participation Row Pays Off

Participation Row Pays Off

Today in Charlottesville, VA, reps from more than half-a-dozen non-profits were handed checks for $2,688, just for being part of the Participation Row non-profit village at the Lockn’ festival. Other groups not in Virginia got checks by mail. Read More

Interview: HeadCount Board Member Nicole Boxer-Keegan

Interview: HeadCount Board Member Nicole Boxer-Keegan

The Oscar-nominated documentary “Invisible War” tackles the very heavy topic of sexual assault in the military. HeadCount board member Nicole Boxer-Keegan, an executive producer of the film, discusses the heart-wrenching stories it shares and the impact they’ve had on policy. Read More

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