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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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‘Vote Classy, San Diego: A Conversation with Ron Burgundy and Billy Eichner’

Funny Or Die and Billy Eichner’s “Glam Up The Midterms” first event will be “Vote Classy, San Diego: A Conversation with Ron Burgundy and Billy Eichner,” announced today by Billy Eichner. On Thursday, April 12, Billy Eichner and Ron Burgundy are headed to Oceanside, CA for a live, once-in-a-lifetime conversation about the upcoming primary in…

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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?

Do you think you’re too young to register to vote? Check out our table below to confirm how old you need to be to register. Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll…

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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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