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Music Saves (More) Lives (Than You Know)

Music Saves (More) Lives (Than You Know)

Earlier this month, I worked with Music Saves Lives and New Jersey Blood Services at their annual community blood drive at Freehold, New Jersey’s Raceway Mall. Music Saves Lives, like HeadCount, works through music to drive involvement in good causes. By connecting “the music and entertainment we all love to life-saving community action,” they’ve been able to reach millions. And their mission is simple: educate people about the importance of blood donation, the bone marrow registry, and other life-saving causes. Read More

10 Scholarship Winners Named for Capitol Community

10 Scholarship Winners Named for Capitol Community

The Capitol Community Fund, a joint project between HeadCount and The Capitol Theatre, is sending 10 rockin’ teachers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum – triple the number from last year! Read More

HeadCount at Ten: 2009, What’s Your Issue?

HeadCount at Ten: 2009, What’s Your Issue?

After a wildly successful 2008 voter registration campaign came to a close, the question on everyone’s mind at HeadCount was: What next? Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist AJ Masthay

Interview: #GoVote Artist AJ Masthay

Celebrated artist AJ Masthay has designed posters for many beloved bands, including Bob Weir & RatDog, Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, and Phil Lesh & Friends. Now, AJ has also created special artwork for HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign, which will make its debut at the Lollapalooza festival this weekend, on a “Pledge to Vote” postcard. Here, he talks to HeadCount about his dedication to ink and to jam bands as well as his excitement about motivating voters. Read More

What’s Causing the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis? Hint: It’s More About Central America Than Mexico.

What’s Causing the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis? Hint: It’s More About Central America Than Mexico.

Trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border is a dangerous feat. Migrants risk dehydration, abduction, rape, forced gang entry, murder, and even abuse by border patrol agents. So why are so many Central American children doing it? Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist Gwen AP

Interview: #GoVote Artist Gwen AP

HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein recently interviewed artist Gwen AP, who has created a piece of artwork for the #GoVote campaign. They discuss her artistic and musical inspirations, what’s behind her #GoVote piece, and her views on voting as an individual with responsibility to the community. 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

Join Dispatch, The Disco Biscuits and Members of the Grateful Dead At our Gathering of the Vibes Fundraiser

Join Dispatch, The Disco Biscuits and Members of the Grateful Dead At our Gathering of the Vibes Fundraiser

For five years now, Gathering of the Vibes has hosted an annual backstage fundraiser for HeadCount. Read More

Israel-Palestine Conflict Rocking the Music World

Israel-Palestine Conflict Rocking the Music World

Musicians often seem united when it comes to social and political issues, so the controversy around Roger Waters and his outspoken criticism of Israel is somewhat untested ground. Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist Tripp Shealy

Interview: #GoVote Artist Tripp Shealy

Artist Tripp Shealy is a silkscreen printer who has designed a unique image for HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign pledge cards. He spoke with HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein about his views on art, music, voting, and even math. Read More

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