Author: Aaron Ghitelman

Bob Weir talks to Parkland, FL Students about Voter Registration

On February 26th, Dead & Company invited a large group of students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL to their nearby show in Sunrise. Before the show and during setbreak, the entire band met with the group and shared some inspirational words. The group included many of the students who…

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Talk Voting with Bassnectar at Okeechobee

Do you sometimes feel your vote doesn’t count? So does Bassnectar. All this year, Bassnectar’s team is working passionately to advocate for a fairer voting system. That means less gerrymandering, more third party candidates and eliminating the electoral college. Does any of that fire you up? Well then maybe you can talk to Bassnectar about it…

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#LettuceParticipate: HeadCount Organizing Activism Village On Lettuce Tour ft. ACLU & WhyHunger

Lettuce, renowned for bringing new vitality to classic funk, is now breaking new ground on the social action front by taking three national non-profit organizations on the road for their Winter tour and we’re excited to be a part of organizing it all. The American Civil Liberties Union, WhyHunger and HeadCount will have tables and…

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Participation Row Returns to OMF

Fans attending the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) March 1st-4th will no doubt have lots of fun seeing performances by Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips and 100+ other acts. But they’ll also be doing lots of good. For the second year in a row, we are bringing a “Participation Row”…

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We’re Hiring: Outreach Director

HeadCount is hiring a full-time Outreach Director to oversee our national voter registration field campaign, working primarily out of our New York City office but also traveling to events and working in the field on a regular basis. Candidates must be passionate about both music and democratic participation, and have a strong track record in…

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HeadCount Holiday Auction 2017

This year we launched our biggest holiday auction yet: with rare collectible signed by Bob Weir, Phish, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, The Roots, The Disco Biscuits, Dixie Chicks, Phil Lesh and so many more. Auction closes on Thursday, December 13th around 3pm ET. One of the coolest items is a signed copy of a…

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Pod Tours America with HeadCount

You’ve probably seen HeadCount register voters at concerts and music festivals. And you may have seen us in action at record stores, Ben & Jerry’s locations and rock climbing gyms (as we did across the country on National Voter Registration Day). For this autumn we were presented with a new opportunity, to set up tables for the live-tapings…

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The Juggalo March on Washington Brought Me to Tears

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]  The National Mall might be my favorite place in the world. As a fan of American History, it’s always felt like an adult playground to me….

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Why All Music Fans Should be Supporting the Juggalos as they March on D.C.

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]  In America you can be fired from your job, be rejected from joining the military, or even lose custody of your children because of the music…

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Our LOCKN’ Family Inspires Us

8,924 actions taken by festival-goers. $18,500 raised from the silent auction (featuring a signed D’Angelico guitar) to be shared by the orgs of Participation Row. Close to $20,000 raised via the festival stream to support the Charlottesville Community Fund. 4,000 pounds of food collected by Conscious Alliance for the Nelson County Food Pantry. 575 voters…

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