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Eight Quirky Statewide Referendums On Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 6th America will vote on 435 House of Representatives seats, 35 Senate seats, 26 Governorships, and thousands upon thousands of state legislative seats. But 37 states are also voting on 155 state-wide referendums. Check out eight of the more interesting ones: California California has 11 overall propositions on the ballot for the…

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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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The Future Is Voting Tour: Bringing Respect Back to the Dialogue

Having spent twenty years of my life as a GOP campaign consultant and Capitol Hill communications director, I’m frequently ribbed by Republican friends and colleagues – mostly at parties – about serving as a HeadCount board member. They assume that because HeadCount plays a high-profile role registering new voters and increasing civic participation at music…

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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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