2012 - HeadCount

Building Community in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

By Laura Bedrick on December 11, 2012

Two HeadCount volunteers, who last teamed up on the Summer Phish tour, are now on the front lines of Sandy relief efforts.

Soldiers Use the Power of Music to Triumph Over Trauma

By Erika Reichelscheimer on December 3, 2012

All over the country, soldiers who are suffering from PTSD and physical injuries are learning to deal with their pain by writing songs and playing music; and it seems to be working.

An Internship That Combined My Passions

By Ethan Thorpe on November 27, 2012

My HeadCount internship was better than I could ever hope for. If you’re passionate about political activism and live music, you’ll definitely feel the same way.

Look Who’s Going on Jam Cruise! Congrats to our 2012 Award Winners

By Laurie Lenninger on November 20, 2012

2012 was HeadCount’s best year yet. The key to our success: incredible volunteers and leaders. To recognize their efforts, we’ve named a few as 2012 Award Winners, and we’re sending them all on a free trip on Jam Cruise 11! Special thanks to Jam Cruise and Cloud 9 Adventures for making these incredible prizes possible. And the biggest thanks of all to our award winners and all our volunteers!

Participation Tour Raises $12,000 for Sandy Relief Efforts

By admin on November 16, 2012

The HeadCount Participation Tour, organized in conjunction with Magic Hat, raised over $12,000 for City Harvest’s hurricane relief efforts. Big thanks to CEG Presents, NOLAFUNK and Blue Note Entertainment Group, who agreed to donate all net proceeds from the tour.

2012 Election: A Turning Point For Same-Sex Marriage?

By Phil Frandina on November 15, 2012

After 32-straight electoral losses, same-sex marriage went four-for-four this year. Opinion polls also show support from the majority of Americans. Has the tide turned permanently?

Congratulations Jillian Wayman, Winner or HeadCount’s Jam Cruise Calling Contest

By Jennifer Suh on November 9, 2012

Nearly 100 people took part in HeadCount’s Get Out the Vote phone canvas, Jam Cruise Calling, in the lead up to Tuesday’s election. Despite many entries, there can only be one drawing winner and that winner is Jillian Wayman of Nashville, Tennessee.

REVERB, The Ally Coaltion and Ben & Jerry’s Make Equality FUN.

By Phil Frandina on

In the wake of the election, human rights and liberties has become a major talking point across the nation. With the election now behind us, Reverb, Ben & Jerry’s, and the band fun. want to make sure campuses across the nation are continuing those discussions.

HeadCount’s Best Year Ever

By Andy Bernstein on November 7, 2012

We are proud to announce that 2012 was HeadCount’s best year ever. We registered 103,340. The total for the two-year election cycle was 111,832.

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

By Ethan Thorpe on November 6, 2012

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…