Author: Andy Bernstein

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

HeadCount’s Best Year Ever

HeadCount’s Best Year Ever

Not too long ago, it looked like it would be a very tough year for anyone trying to encourage political participation, especially HeadCount. People were turned off by the system as a whole. Many believed that voter enthusiasm had peaked in 2008, and Americans – especially young Americans, were just tuning out. Now, we are proud to announce that 2012 was HeadCount’s best year ever. We registered 103,340. The total for the two-year election cycle was 111,832. Read More

Presidential Debates ARE a Laughing Matter

Presidential Debates ARE a Laughing Matter

HeadCount has teamed up with the comedy ticker Witstream.com to host viewing parties and bring some online levity to the Presidential debates. Read More

Rundown from an Epic Day

Rundown from an Epic Day

With the help of George Lopez, Stephen Colbert, 50 Cent, Dave Matthews and hundreds of volunteers, HeadCount registered around 40,000 voters on National Voter Registration Day. Here’s how it all went down. Read More

Snapshots of History

Snapshots of History

Over 200 musicians, actors and comics teamed up with HeadCount to stage the largest social-media based voter registration campaign ever. Check out their pics! Read More

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