Author: Aaron Ghitelman

Jim James + HeadCount Announce The Future Is Voting College Tour

Jim James and HeadCount are proud to announce “The Future Is Voting Tour,” comprising six nonpartisan multi-artist shows in college towns in electoral “swing districts” that he instigated in order to promote voter participation. Set to begin with a celebratory late-night open-to-the-public event at Emo’s in Austin, TX on October 7, the tour will feature…

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

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….

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Limited-edition ‘Ramble on Rose’ and ‘Ginseng Sullivan’ Tea

This is a tea party that everyone can get excited about. At this weekend’s Dead & Company shows in Boulder, CO, we’ll be giving out FREE boxes of “Ramble on Rose” tea, a limited-edition blend from our new partner Celestial Seasonings. Look for us on Participation Row at the fieldhouse. Each box includes information about HeadCount and upcoming…

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HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project

Here’s a letter from our Co-Founder and Co-Chair Marc Brownstein announcing our new Cannabis Voter Project. So please read Marc’s letter, visit CannabisVoter.info and make sure you are all set to vote: We’ve heard it all… My vote doesn’t count. or.. There’s no point in voting, both parties are the same… Nothing ever changes… or…

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Interview: Jon Perri, Creative Director at Nation of Second Chances

Jon Perri is a Digital Organizer, storyteller and longtime HeadCount volunteer. By day he works as a Director of Campaigns & Partnerships at Change.org, and by night he serves as Creative Director at Nation Of Second Chances: Stories of Clemency. Recently he chatted with us about his work at Nation Of Second Chances, documenting the…

Register Your Classmates at the April 20th School Walkout

Following our voter registration efforts at March For Our Lives, we plan to offer support to any students who want to register classmates during the April 20th school walkout. So if you plan on walking out of school on April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, and want to register voters, please…

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‘Vote Classy, San Diego: A Conversation with Ron Burgundy and Billy Eichner’

Funny Or Die and Billy Eichner’s “Glam Up The Midterms” first event will be “Vote Classy, San Diego: A Conversation with Ron Burgundy and Billy Eichner,” announced today by Billy Eichner. On Thursday, April 12, Billy Eichner and Ron Burgundy are headed to Oceanside, CA for a live, once-in-a-lifetime conversation about the upcoming primary in…

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How To Run a Voter Registration Drive

Saturday was absolutely incredible. HeadCount volunteers helped register nearly 5,000 voters at March for Our Lives events in 30 cities. This shatters every single HeadCount record. We are in such awe of our volunteers, and of the students of America who put these marches on. But our work doesn’t stop now. Today we released a…

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Registering Voters at March For Our Lives

HeadCount.org is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to promote participation in democracy. Now in our 15th year of registering voters at concerts and music festivals, we’re also organizing voter registration drives at MARCH FOR OUR LIVES events all over the U.S. Sign up below to join us at March For Our…

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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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