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Announcing the #GoVote Photo Campaign

Announcing the #GoVote Photo Campaign

Get ready. On Election Day, more than 300 entertainers will go on social media and post photos of themselves urging their fans to “#GoVote.” Read More

Hitting Goals, and Giving Away a Musical Vacation

Hitting Goals, and Giving Away a Musical Vacation

In celebration of hitting our goals of 25,000 registrations and 25,000 “Pledge to Vote” postcards, HeadCount and iCitizen are extending the Pledge to Vote to the Web. One person who takes the Pledge will win a musical vacation for two from Cloud 9 Adventures. Visit www.headcount.org/takethepledge. Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist Jamie Huntsman

Interview: #GoVote Artist Jamie Huntsman

The #GoVote art series features postcards by many great rock poster artists, distributed on various concert tours. For the Dave Matthews Band tour, HeadCount turned to our own Art Director Jamie Huntsman, whose portfolio includes work for the High Sierra Music Festival, Jam Cruise and many more. Here are some thoughts from Jamie on the campaign and her creative process. Read More

Just Doing It: A Journey To The Philippines

Just Doing It: A Journey To The Philippines

Ten-year HeadCount veteran Laura Scalet got involved in relief work after Hurricane Sandy. Late last year, she gave up everything to head to the Philippines in the wake of the horrific typhoon there. Here is her story. Read More

HeadCount at 10: 2011, Focusing on Community

HeadCount at 10: 2011, Focusing on Community

The years between elections always leave HeadCount asking, “What else can we do to give our community greater voice?” Read More

HeadCount Launches The Hub for Voter Info

HeadCount Launches The Hub for Voter Info

HeadCount has launched an online hub for voter information at www.headcount.org/govote. It’s the most comprehensive source of voter information on the Web Read More

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

On Tuesday, September 23rd, we celebrate National Voter Registration Day. HeadCount has been a part of creating this “holiday,” which is now officially endorsed by the National Association of Secretary of States. Read More

HeadCount at Ten: 2010, Getting Creative for the Midterms

HeadCount at Ten: 2010, Getting Creative for the Midterms

The story of HeadCount has always been the story of an organization looking for new and better ways to keep the music community engaged in politics. While 2009 saw expansion into the world of blogging and issue advocacy, 2010 was the year that HeadCount really got creative. The year was marked by two highly successful projects that had little to do with elections—The “Bisco Power Mission” solar panel installation, and the “Music For Action” climate initiative. It finished with two others that got the vote out in high-profile ways, with board member Bob Weir personally calling hundreds of fans to coax them to the polls, and Jay-Z appearing on a HeadCount-produced television commercial.  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

Wilco, Cap Theatre and Ticketfly Get Behind HeadCount

Wilco, Cap Theatre and Ticketfly Get Behind HeadCount

Wilco is playing the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Oct. 28th and 29th, and will donate a portion of ticket sales to HeadCount. The Cap and Ticketfly agreed to match the donation. Read More

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