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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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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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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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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…

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2016 with HeadCount: A Year in Pictures

There are many reasons why 2016 was an notable year for me and HeadCount. The year was bookended by the passing of David Bowie and the election of Donald Trump, but so much more happened. Not to compare myself or my life to any importance of either of those men, but I did have two major events…

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20 Years of “Being There” – Celebrating Wilco’s Breakthrough 1996 Album

Happy 20th Birthday to Being There! Remind me to buy you a drink when you turn 21 next year. In 1994 Uncle Tupelo, the alt-country group led by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar, broke up. Jay formed Son Volt and Jeff formed the Wilco. That same year, both bands released their first albums, Trace and…

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It’s All on You, Chris Wallace!

What is going on? We’ve had two debates so far with Hillary Clinton battling Donald Trump. Both debates were filled with name-calling, threats, pointed fingers, and a lot of interruptions. So what was left out? POLICIES. The whole point of a debate is to discuss the differences in policies. The only type of policy debate…

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