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How To Run a Voter Registration Drive

Saturday was absolutely incredible. HeadCount volunteers helped register nearly 5,000 voters at March for Our Lives events in 30 cities. This shatters every single HeadCount record. We are in such awe of our volunteers, and of the students of America who put these marches on. But our work doesn’t stop now. Today we released a…

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Registering Voters at March For Our Lives

HeadCount.org is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to promote participation in democracy. Now in our 15th year of registering voters at concerts and music festivals, we’re also organizing voter registration drives at MARCH FOR OUR LIVES events all over the U.S. Sign up below to join us at March For Our…

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Bob Weir talks to Parkland, FL Students about Voter Registration

On February 26th, Dead & Company invited a large group of students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL to their nearby show in Sunrise. Before the show and during setbreak, the entire band met with the group and shared some inspirational words. The group included many of the students who…

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Think You’re Too Young to Register?

Think you’re not old enough to register to vote? If you’re 17 and will be 18 by Election Day, chances are you can. Check out our chart below that details when you are eligible to register or preregister in your state, and when you can start voting!   Click Here to Register To Vote Alaska: You…

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Talk Voting with Bassnectar at Okeechobee

Do you sometimes feel your vote doesn’t count? So does Bassnectar. All this year, Bassnectar’s team is working passionately to advocate for a fairer voting system. That means less gerrymandering, more third party candidates and eliminating the electoral college. Does any of that fire you up? Well then maybe you can talk to Bassnectar about it…

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7 Highlights from our Phishy interview with NBC’s Katy Tur

On January 25th, NBC’s Katy Tur joined us for a Heads Talking Facebook Live Discussion (WATCH HERE). Katy, a big phan of Phish, spent much of 2015 and 2016 covering Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, as is chronicled in Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. These interviews intend to…

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#LettuceParticipate: HeadCount Organizing Activism Village On Lettuce Tour ft. ACLU & WhyHunger

Lettuce, renowned for bringing new vitality to classic funk, is now breaking new ground on the social action front by taking three national non-profit organizations on the road for their Winter tour and we’re excited to be a part of organizing it all. The American Civil Liberties Union, WhyHunger and HeadCount will have tables and…

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Participation Row Returns to OMF

Fans attending the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) March 1st-4th will no doubt have lots of fun seeing performances by Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips and 100+ other acts. But they’ll also be doing lots of good. For the second year in a row, we are bringing a “Participation Row”…

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We’re Hiring: Outreach Director

HeadCount is hiring a full-time Outreach Director to oversee our national voter registration field campaign, working primarily out of our New York City office but also traveling to events and working in the field on a regular basis. Candidates must be passionate about both music and democratic participation, and have a strong track record in…

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Don’t Think Twice – A Tribute to a Friend and Volunteer

I realized recently that this will be the first holiday season I can’t finagle a Waffle House intermission from family time in Kentucky to catch up with my high school BFF over greasy omelettes and weak coffee. It’s been four months with Sarah gone, but it still doesn’t feel real, and might not until our…

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