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Stay Woke with HeadCount

2017 marks a year of record civic engagement. More people than ever before are paying attention to politics; millions have already started marching, rallying, and contacting their elected officials. In the midst of all this energy there have been a lot of questions about whether “activism fatigue” will eventually set in or whether we can capture this energy…

Posted in Politics and Elections, HeadCount Community

Move Closer, Speak Softer

Brendan Willing James is a songrwriter and vocalist from San Pedro, CA and currently a member of GrizFolk. We welcome him as a guest blogger to share his unique post-election viewpoint. Please note that the HeadCount blog is an open forum where all opinions are welcome. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so…

Posted in Guest Blog

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

Interview: Heads Talking with Bouncing Souls

HEADS TALKING is an interview series where a shared love of music bridges divides and starts friendly conversations about the world around us. They are dialogues between musicians and their fans [via Facebook Live] meant to inspire participation beyond the ballot box. Bouncing Souls joined us this winter.  The full conversation can be viewed here…

Posted in Uncategorized, Interviews

Interview: Heads Talking with Strand of Oaks

HEADS TALKING is an interview series where a shared love of music bridges divides and starts friendly conversations about the world around us. They are dialogues between musicians and their fans [via Facebook Live] meant to inspire participation beyond the ballot box. A recent guest was Timothy Showalter, the man behind Strand of Oaks. The full…

Posted in Interviews

Through HeadCount, I Find Myself: A 13 Year Volunteer Journey

In early 2004 my boyfriend, Morgan, received an email from one of his favorite bands announcing that a new, music-oriented voter registration organization called HeadCount was looking for volunteers.  He signed us both up immediately, and when I got home from work he was practically bouncing up and down with excitement.  I was a few…

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Ranked Choice Voting Receives Bipartisan Support in Many States

In a time when many feel their access to a true democracy is blocked by gerrymandering, the electoral college, voter fraud, or voter suppression, bipartisan support is brewing around the country for a different approach to elections: Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). How it works: When completing the ballot the voter ranks all candidates in order of preference.  Ballots are…

Posted in Election and Voter Registration Reform

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…

Posted in News, Blog

Interview: Heads Talking with G. Love

HEADS TALKING is an interview series where we use our shared love of music to bridge divides and start a friendly conversation about the world around us. We want to foster a non-partisan dialogue between musicians and their fans (using Facebook Live) and inspire everyone to participate beyond the ballot box.  Our first guest was G….

Posted in Interviews