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Disappointed by Youth Voter Turnout? Take Another Look

Youth voter turnout actually increased in 2014, despite overall turnout hitting its lowest level in 72 years.

Just Doing It: A Journey To The Philippines

Veteran HeadCount volunteer Laura Scalet didn’t have a plan when she followed her heart to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon. But the purpose and community she found there would deeply change not just her life, but also those of the people she’s helped.

Posted in HeadCount Community, Sustainability and Climate Change

The Facts About “Dropoff Voters”

Do you vote in the Presidential Election, but not again for another four years? You’re not alone.

Posted in HeadCount Community

We’ll Miss You, Rommel

HeadCount’s newest Team Leader left us way before his time. We hardly knew him, but will miss him always.

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A Simple Symbol of Friendship and Hope

Flowers and a photo won’t stop a war on the other side of the world. But it’s tiny acts of love and solidarity, echoed across social media, that plant the seeds of peace.

Posted in Music and Activism, HeadCount Community

How Wayne Coyne Showed His Humanity By Stopping A Show

Wayne Coyne brought a shot to screeching halt out of concert for one fan, and reminded everyone what a festival is all about.

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Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Guest contributor Alex Rinear argues that the government shutdown is ultimately the fault of the American people — particularly those who decline to vote. He calls on Americans to show up, be heard, and change Congress in 2014.

Interview: HeadCount Board Member Nicole Boxer-Keegan

The Oscar-nominated documentary “Invisible War” tackles the very heavy topic of sexual assault in the military. HeadCount board member Nicole Boxer-Keegan, an executive producer of the film, discusses the heart-wrenching stories it shares and the impact they’ve had on policy.

Posted in Interviews, Human Rights, HeadCount Community

HeadCount on Jam Cruise!

HeadCount sent some of its top volunteers on Jam Cruise 11 as a reward for all their hard work. On board, they enjoyed great music, a dinner with artists (open to all HeadCount volunteers), and some serious bonding.

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Building Community in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Two HeadCount volunteers, who last teamed up on the Summer Phish tour, are now on the front lines of Sandy relief efforts.

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