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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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The Future Is Voting (in 60 Seconds)

How do we make the midterm elections into an accessible cultural event that everyone wants to join, as opposed to a political chore that many feel repelled by? HeadCount wrestles with these questions all the time. For 2018, our answer is “The Future Is Voting,” a new series of short videos that communicate an empowering…

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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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Leaving a Positive Legacy on Dead & Co. Tour

Last June, Dead & Company came to Boston to play two nights at Fenway Park. I had been planning for quite some time to volunteer with HeadCount for another action-filled night on “Participation Row“, but as the shows grew closer I found out about a Boston Day of Action with another non-profit who would be…

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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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The Future is Bright: Register Voters with Student Activists

In my two years as a Team Leader for HeadCount I have had the absolute pleasure of registering voters at all types of concerts and events. One thing that I love about HeadCount is how fast and spontaneously an event can come together. This fast-paced planning happened once already this year with March for our…

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Help Register Voters

Help all Americans get registered to vote. Anyone can run a voter registration drive. If you’re a student, teacher, principal or just a good citizen, now is your chance. Visit HeadCount.org/signup to get everything you need to help register voters. Our goal is to make sure 90 percent of high schools host voter registration drives…

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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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