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Should 16 Year-Olds Have the Right to Vote? Pros and Cons

Should 16 Year-Olds Have the Right to Vote? Pros and Cons

Rapidly more and more nations are deciding to lower their voting age, as well. Some of these nations include Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, and the UK. The United States, as a result, is catching up. Two Maryland cities have already granted municipal voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds, and there’s a recent push in San Francisco to follow their lead. Additionally, more than 15 states already allow 17 year olds to vote in primaries to nominate candidates for president, Congress, and governor. So now the question is – what are the pros and cons of taking this nationwide? Read More

Maryland Looks to Engage Ex-felons Through Voting

Maryland Looks to Engage Ex-felons Through Voting

Inmates who are released from prison will be allowed to vote under a proposed Marylan law. Ex-Felons would gain voting rights while still on parole Read More

Oregon Voters Are Automatically Registered Under New Law

Oregon Voters Are Automatically Registered Under New Law

If you have an Oregon drivers license issued in the last two years, you’re also registered to vote. That’s the nut of a new law in Oregon that positions the state as leader in voter accessibility. By digitally linking Department of Motor Vehicles records to voter registration, anyone who has been to the DMV since 2013 will automatically be … Read More

Three Amazing Oscar Moments and Two Equally Terrible Internet Reactions

Three Amazing Oscar Moments and Two Equally Terrible Internet Reactions

This year’s Oscars proved notableas the winners utilized the unique opportunity to touch upon important human rights issues Read More

Jon Stewart’s Replacement Should Not be Another White Guy

Jon Stewart’s Replacement Should Not be Another White Guy

Stewart’s final show is yet undecided but that hasn’t stopped the Internet from exploding with speculation regarding the identity of his successor and after tirelessly skimming online media for answers I have emerged with only one conclusion: If (we) the people have any say in the matter—his replacement will not be a white man.
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One Little Town’s Fight to Get Money Out of Politics

One Little Town’s Fight to Get Money Out of Politics

On January 21, 2015 the town of Derry, New Hampshire approved a resolution regarding a Constitutional Amendment for fair voting and fair voting practices. In a unanimous 7-0 vote, Derry joined 56 other towns in New Hampshire, as well as 16 other states around the country. Read More

After 8 Years, Live Earth is Coming Back

After 8 Years, Live Earth is Coming Back

What do American Politician Al Gore and rapper Pharrell Williams have in common? From the surface, you’d think not much…except the same goal to build public support for fighting climate change with a worldwide music concert. Read More

Amanda Palmer’s Doc Supporting HeadCount

Amanda Palmer’s Doc Supporting HeadCount

“We have our voices back,” is how Amanda Palmer summed up the influence of technology on art, in the new documentary, “Amanda F**king Palmer on the Rocks.” Read More

HeadCount on Jam Cruise

HeadCount on Jam Cruise

If you’ve volunteered with Headcount you’re familiar with the concept of being ‘paid’ in the currency of music. This year, Headcount sent a handful of their Team Leaders from across the country on Jam Cruise—a festival cruise experience of immense proportion. In exchange for work that I’ve done and will continue to do with the organization, I was among these lucky few. In a sense, I received the ultimate musical paycheck. Read More

HeadCount at 10: 2013 Was a Year of Projects

HeadCount at 10: 2013 Was a Year of Projects

In 2013, HeadCount launched four separate projects that leveraged organizing know how and music savvy. Read More

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