Author: Aaron Ghitelman

Interview: Rebecca Wood on Her High-Profile Heathcare Activism

Rebecca Wood is a mom, a huge music fan, and HeadCount’s Charlottesville, VA Team Leader. In just the last few months, she’s also become become a high-profile advocate for the Affordable Care Act, meeting with multiple members of Congress and getting interviewed many times by the national press. She never expected to be an activist…

Posted in Health Care Reform

#VoteLocal Phish Photobooth – Win Phree Ben & Jerry’s at Baker’s Dozen

We live in interesting times. Phish is playing a 13-night run at MSG, Ben & Jerry’s just dropped the special Freezer Reprise flavor and Jon Fishman is an elected official. So obviously we’re going to celebrate this Baker’s Dozen run. Our #VoteLocal photobooth has traversed the country this summer from the Hangout Fest in Alabama, High…

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Turning Crowds into Custodians: The Magic of Electricology

Why do I love music festivals? Obviously it starts with the music. But if all I wanted was music I’d never have to leave my couch (or Spotify account). What really gets me going at fests is being part of a community greater than just myself. And Electric Forest holds a special place in my…

Posted in Music and Activism, Sustainability and Climate Change

People Are Flipping Out Over Trump’s New Voting Integrity Commission

Yesterday President Trump announced an executive order creating a new voting integrity commission to look into voter fraud and voter suppression, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. Protecting voter integrity is surely a good thing. And in some pockets, people are cheering the President’s move. Breitbart News did an exclusive interview  with the commission’s controversial…

Posted in Election and Voter Registration Reform

Facebook’s Town Hall Feature Just Revolutioned Digital Activism

Earlier this week Facebook launched something called Town Hall that makes it easy for you to find and contact those who represent you at every level. Town Hall is awesome. Here is a rundown of what it puts at your easy disposal. FIND YOUR REPS This is pretty straightforward, all you do is plug in…

Posted in Politics and Elections

Internet Responds to ‘Steve Bannon was a Deadhead’ Story

According to a college friend of Steve Bannon, the presidential advisor was a big Grateful Dead fan during his undergrad days at Virginia Tech. Such a big fan that when Arnold Toynbee, a favorite historian of his passed away, he went to down to the university radio station and requested that they dedicate a spin…

Posted in Politics and Elections

Participation Row and Okeechobee: A Perfect Match

The first ever Participation Row social action village at the Okeechobee Music Festival was a tremendous success! This year’s Okeechobee Fest saw performances from Bassnectar, Solange, Usher, The Roots, Kings of Leon and GRiZ in addition to hosting Participation Row in the interactive ChobeeWobee village. The Row was organized by us at HeadCount and Clean…

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Let America Vote: New Group Fighting Voter Suppression

Yesterday Jason Kander, former Army captain, Missouri Secretary of State and U.S Senate candidate announced his next move: forming Let America Vote, a non-profit dedicated to fighting against voter suppression. This could be really cool. It might even be cooler than the time Kander assembled an AR-15 rifle blindfolded in a campaign ad. According to…

Posted in Voting Rights

Interview: Peter Shapiro on Producing The Women’s March on Washington Live Stream

On January 21st an estimated 3.3 million Americans grabbed signs, started chants and attended either the Women’s March on Washington, or the satellite marches around the country. For those who couldn’t make the marches, there was a free live stream of the DC event. That live stream was filmed and produced by HeadCount Board Member,…

Posted in Interviews, Music and Activism

Sun and Fun: Participation Row at Okeechobee

We are excited to announce that we are bringing the Participation Row social action village, powered by Clean Energy Advisors, to the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in south Florida, March 2nd-5th. At Participation Row, fans exploring the grounds will have a chance to register to vote with us, learn about climate change from Clean…

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