Author: Aaron Ghitelman

Holding Lady Liberty’s Hand – A Poem for Voting

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….

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Mad Libs Your Way To Election Day

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…

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Jim James + HeadCount Announce The Future Is Voting College Tour

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…

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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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