Issue Updates

Not Just the White House: Gun Laws

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. This installment focuses on minimum wage increases and decreases. Previous installments were on marijuana initiatives, health care proposals and minimum wage legislation. Gun Control is an…

Posted in Election and Voter Registration Reform, Issue Updates

2012 Election: A Turning Point For Same-Sex Marriage?

After 32-straight electoral losses, same-sex marriage went four-for-four this year. Opinion polls also show support from the majority of Americans. Has the tide turned permanently?

Posted in Uncategorized, Human Rights, Issue Updates

Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: How the Candidates View Food

With the presidential election upon us, we are back with another update on food and farm policy. These issues seem to get cast aside by the mainstream media, so I am here to help you make an informed and educated decision before you head to the polls.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

Education Issue Update: School ‘n’ the Candidates

Education is high on the young voters agenda. Where they’ve been, where they’re going, and how much it’s going to cost to get there. In order to make the right vote for you, it must be an informed vote. Here’s some info that might help.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Issue Updates, Education

Personal Liberty Issue Update: How the Candidates Define Liberty

You’ll often hear the words “freedom” and “liberty” thrown around in the Presidential campaign. What those words mean to each candidate, though, differs greatly. Here’s a quick look.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: The Candidates on Drilling and “Clean Energy”

Wondering where President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stand on energy and environmental issues? We’ll attempt to break it down for you.

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: The Presidential Candidates and the Gulf Coast

Let’s see what the candidates have said, and done, about Gulf Coast recovery and offshore drilling in the Gulf. (Spoiler alert… not much).

Posted in Politics and Elections, Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Freedom, the Constitution and the Candidates

Personal liberty, freedom, and the Constitution are at the core of the Republican presidential candidates’ talking points. So what exactly does freedom and liberty mean to the GOP Presidential candidates?

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

Food & Farm Issue Update: Food on the Plate for GOP Candidates?

Unless you followed every word of every GOP debate, you might not know where the Republican presidential candidates stand on food and farm policy. Have no fear, as HeadCount is here to inform you on the issues NOT in the headlines.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Farm Aid Keeps on Rockin’ While the Gov’t Cracks Down on the Underground Market

Government keeps cracking down on fresh food sold directly to consumers on the “underground market,” but somehow government agencies aren’t doing anything about junk food advertising for kids or salmonella outbreaks. Does that make you mad?

Posted in Music and Activism, Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy