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HeadCount at Ten: 2006 “Midterms Matter” Tour

HeadCount at Ten: 2006 “Midterms Matter” Tour

When the winter of 2006 rolled around, HeadCount wasn’t up to very much. Read More

Voter Fraud Detector Fails in Florida

Voter Fraud Detector Fails in Florida

A controversial effort to clean up the voter files in Florida has been discontinued, largely due to eligible voters being improperly purged from the registered voter list. Read More

Can you spare some speech?

Can you spare some speech?

Last Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court voted to strike down the aggregate limit on individual campaign contributions by a 5-4 margin in the McCutcheon vs. FEC case. Read More

Wisconsin Early Voting Scaled Back Again

Wisconsin Early Voting Scaled Back Again

Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that eliminates weekend early voting in Wisconsin and limits weekday early voting hours to 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Walker vetoed a part of the bill that limited total early voting hours to 45 per week. This bill follows another, signed in 2011, that cut early voting from three weeks and three weekends to two weeks and one weekend. Read More

The ACA vs. Religious Employers

The ACA vs. Religious Employers

Religious employers have recently brought lawsuits against the federal government, stating that the Affordable Care Act violates their religious beliefs. The ACA requires big employers to offer their workers thorough health insurance that covers contraception, or pay a fine. Now, two employer cases are being contested in the Supreme Court, on the grounds that the ACA allegedly violates freedom of religion. Read More

NSA: A Nonpartisan Issue

NSA: A Nonpartisan Issue

Last week, Edward Snowden made a surprise virtual visit to TED 2014 in Vancouver, Canada to talk about Internet freedom, the NSA’s surveillance programs, and individuals’ right to privacy. The former NSA contractor made his appearance via video link from an unknown location in Russia where he is currently living under temporary asylum. TED’s curator, Chris Anderson, accompanied the whistleblower’s moveable robot on stage and provided interview questions. Read More

The Next Big Idea: iCitizen

The Next Big Idea: iCitizen

At HeadCount, we love being on the cutting edge of technology and civic engagement. Whether it’s our #SoundOff tool for tweeting at Congress, or our social media campaigns to get out the vote, we’re constantly looking for the next big idea. Enter iCitizen. Read More

Two Tiers No More: All Voters Must Prove Citizenship in AZ and KS

Two Tiers No More: All Voters Must Prove Citizenship in AZ and KS

In Kansas and Arizona, a judge has ruled that the federal government must support and uphold the states’ right to require proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. Voter registration drives like those that HeadCount holds will now face new challenges. Read More

HeadCount at Ten: 2005 Katrina Benefit

HeadCount at Ten: 2005 Katrina Benefit

This year marks HeadCount’s 10th Anniversary. To celebrate, we’ll be taking a look back at our history on a year-by-year basis. In this installment, we remember a 2005 Katrina Benefit HeadCount helped organize, marking our first foray beyond voter registration. Read More

We’ve Got Jane’s Back

We’ve Got Jane’s Back

At 12:30 AM on Thursday, tragedy struck at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. A suspected drunk driver plowed through a group of pedestrians on a closed-off street while trying to evade police. Then, he apparently sped up, ran over two people on a moped and another on a bike, and hit a taxi cab. Read More

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