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An Interview with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

Twenty years ago, Washington, D.C- residents Rob Garza and Eric Hilton teamed up to form Thievery Corporation – a genre-bending, mind-twisting collective that mixed hip-hop, World Beat and dance music into a hypnotic soup of memorable songs and an unmatched live stage show. In the two decades since, they’ve never been shy about their decidedly…

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, right, has a selfie taken with an audience member after speaking at a campaign stop at Dartmouth College, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Hanover, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Youth Vote Beyond Bernie

I am not particularly good at watching television shows. I loved watching shows like Breaking Bad, and Entourage and even 24, but I never started those series from the beginning. Once the shows got super popular I jumped on the bandwagon and was entirely reliant on my friends to explain to me what was going…

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March Team Leader of the Month

HeadCount has the best volunteers in music and we want the whole world to know. We tried shouting it from various rooftops but after a few rooftops our voices got a little hoarse and we realized no one was listening to us. So instead we decided to highlight a different volunteer Team Leader every month….

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Fair voting district victory today! But what about tomorrow?

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously rejected a challenge to the longstanding voting district principal “one person, one vote” by ruling that states may use total population (as opposed to voting population) for drawing local and state legislative districts. This ruling comes from a critical case, Evenwel v Abbott, in which the Texas plaintiffs…

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stands up after speaking at the CNN Town Hall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, January 25, 2016, ahead of the Iowa Caucus.   / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Isn’t Bernie Sanders on the D.C. Ballot?

So far, the 2016 election cycle has been awash with the type of drama more reminiscent of a middle school student government campaign than a national presidential election.  Candidates have vacillated between name calling, accusations of corruption, and the silent treatment, all the while claiming that the other person started it.  So, in the midst…

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HeadCount and Ben & Jerry’s Team Up

We love Ben & Jerry’s. We love their ice cream, their music-themed flavors and their passion for voting. That’s why we’re so excited to set up at their shops and register voters April 12th on Free Cone Day! We’ll be at select stores in major markets across the country, helping people update their registrations and…

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Are Candidate Spouses Off Limits?

In the last week we’ve seen Bernie Sanders win 5 of 6 states, Trump with his worst single state performance of the campaign, and some long lines to vote in Arizona. Those victories helped Sanders shave 38 delegates off of Hillary Clinton’s lead and the Vermont Senator currently trails Clinton by 268 pledged delegates. Trump…

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An Interview With Dave Morgan, Founder of RecycleLife

In a year when all eyes are on the men and women running for president and the nation’s attention is fixed on topics such as building a wall and fighting terror, we tend to lose sight of topics that surpass political boundaries. Through our participation at festivals and coordinating various non-profit villages at events across…