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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

HeadCount will be hosting two backstage VIP events at Gathering of the Vibe – Saturday Aug 2nd with Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and The Disco Biscuits, and Sunday Aug 3rd with Dispatch 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

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

Participation Row is Back at Lockn’!

Participation Row is Back at Lockn’!

With help from Qello Concerts, Participation Row will return to Lockn’ for a second year. Read More

Students Battle NC Voting Laws

Students Battle NC Voting Laws

North Carolina students are on the front lines of the voting access battle this week. They’ve brought an unprecedented legal challenge, arguing that the state’s restrictive voting law violates the constitutional right of those 18-21 to vote. Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist David Welker

Interview: #GoVote Artist David Welker

David Welker is the widely-known artist-musician who designed the famous “Rift” album cover for Phish. He’s partnering with HeadCount as an artist for the #GoVote campaign, too. In this interview, Welker tells HeadCount about his show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, his passion for the masterpieces of Dvorak, and his belief in the importance of youth voters in politics. Read More

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