Category: HeadCount Community

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

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

We’ll Miss You, Rommel

We’ll Miss You, Rommel

I first heard Rommel Beckles’ name after HeadCount worked the JAY Z/Beyonce show in Atlanta. 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

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

Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Dear fellow rational, reasonable Americans, As we continue to watch our government sit idle due to stubborn, childish politicians who are unwilling to accept the will of the people, I am reminded that we live in a representative democracy, which means that Congress only exists in its current form due to the will of the people. Now, I understand that corporate money and PACs now play a large role in influencing the outcomes of these elections, and addressing that issue is crucial for the future of our nation. Read More

Interview: HeadCount Board Member Nicole Boxer-Keegan

Interview: HeadCount Board Member Nicole Boxer-Keegan

The Oscar-nominated documentary “Invisible War” tackles the very heavy topic of sexual assault in the military. HeadCount board member Nicole Boxer-Keegan, an executive producer of the film, discusses the heart-wrenching stories it shares and the impact they’ve had on policy. Read More

HeadCount on Jam Cruise!

HeadCount on Jam Cruise!

I was lucky enough to be one of the six HeadCount volunteers to be awarded a trip on Jam Cruise for our contributions to the organization in 2012. I’m just getting my feet back on dry land and while I’m readjusting to life in the real world, I thought I’d relive this amazing experience by telling you all a bit about HeadCount’s presence on the 11th annual Jam Cruise. Read More

Building Community in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Building Community in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The story of Hurricane Sandy is one of tremendous loss, courage, and a slow recovery. My story is about the power of friendship and community and it begins somewhere after the second leg of summer Phish tour. Read More

On The Road with HeadCount and Magic Hat’s Participation Tour

On The Road with HeadCount and Magic Hat’s Participation Tour

It was 4 a.m. when Jane and I hit the road in NYC for HeadCount and Magic Hat’s Participation Tour. Not only had we each gotten less than four hours of sleep that night, we were both still recovering from the chaotic post-Hurricane Sandy week behind us. Still, we weren’t tired. Who couldn’t be excited to see NOLAfunk’s Anders Osborne … Read More

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