2018 - HeadCount

HeadCount’s Rookies of the Year – 2018

By Kim Selig on December 17, 2018

2018 was a heck of a year for HeadCount and America. In addition to smashing all of our midterm voter registration records, we also welcomed 63 enthusiastic voter registration machines (aka Team Leaders) to our family in 2018. Our rookies ran 592 voter registration drives at concerts, music festivals and cultural events and registered 8,252…

HeadCount’s 2018 Holiday Auction

By Sarah Frankel on December 7, 2018

HeadCount Holiday Auction 2018 We are very excited to launch our holiday auction featuring an amazing lineup of music memorabilia signed by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jim James, The Disco Biscuits, Sheryl Crow, Bassnectar and so many more. Auction closes December 18th, a little after 3pm ET. A very special item we have is a…

Eight Quirky Statewide Referendums On Tuesday

By Alexandria McGurk on November 2, 2018

On Tuesday, November 6th America will vote on 435 House of Representatives seats, 35 Senate seats, 26 Governorships, and thousands upon thousands of state legislative seats. But 37 states are also voting on 155 state-wide referendums. Check out eight of the more interesting ones: California California has 11 overall propositions on the ballot for the…

Holding Lady Liberty’s Hand – A Poem for Voting

By Aaron Ghitelman on

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected]    HOLDING LADY LIBERTY’S HAND   By Paul Lee   You would think that holding Lady Liberty’s hand Would be like holding a hand of stone….

Mad Libs Your Way To Election Day

By Aaron Ghitelman on October 25, 2018

Elections are serious business. But now more than ever, we can all use a laugh when it comes to voting. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Penguin Young Readers to launch an election version of Mad Libs. It makes it easier than ever for voters to create an “Election Day plan” for themselves – a…

The Future Is Voting Tour: Bringing Respect Back to the Dialogue

By Gordon Hensley on October 23, 2018

Having spent twenty years of my life as a GOP campaign consultant and Capitol Hill communications director, I’m frequently ribbed by Republican friends and colleagues – mostly at parties – about serving as a HeadCount board member. They assume that because HeadCount plays a high-profile role registering new voters and increasing civic participation at music…

Jim James + HeadCount Announce The Future Is Voting College Tour

By Aaron Ghitelman on September 20, 2018

OCTOBER 7 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (open to the public) 9 – San Marcos, TX – Texas State University (students only) 10 – Milwaukee, WI – UW Milwaukee (students only) 15 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater 16 – Indianola, IA – Simpson College 17 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club Jim James and…

The Future Is Voting (in 60 Seconds)

By Andy Bernstein on September 5, 2018

How do we make the midterm elections into an accessible cultural event that everyone wants to join, as opposed to a political chore that many feel repelled by? HeadCount wrestles with these questions all the time. For 2018, our answer is “The Future Is Voting,” a new series of short videos that communicate an empowering…

Phil Lesh at the Apollo: Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart

By Aaron Ghitelman on August 15, 2018

We’re excited to announce Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit For Voter Participation featuring Phil Lesh at the legendary Apollo Theater with very special guests including The Harlem Gospel Choir. We are seeing history unfold around us every day, and this concert will be a unique part of that history….

Leaving a Positive Legacy on Dead & Co. Tour

By Melanie Marcou on July 10, 2018

Last June, Dead & Company came to Boston to play two nights at Fenway Park. I had been planning for quite some time to volunteer with HeadCount for another action-filled night on “Participation Row“, but as the shows grew closer I found out about a Boston Day of Action with another non-profit who would be…