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HeadCount Brings Voter Registration to David Byrne’s American Utopia

On Sunday, October 20th, David Byrne officially kicked off the Broadway run of his critically- acclaimed American Utopia show. HeadCount has a voter registration booth at each of his shows at the Hudson Theater. The show features a segment where David talks about the importance of voting and gives a warm shoutout to HeadCount and…

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Peter Shapiro Announced as Chairman of HeadCount’s Board of Directors

Independent music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro has been named our Chair of the Board of Directors. Shapiro has been a member of our board of directors since the organization was formed in 2004. He begins a four-year term as board chair just as the ramp-up for the 2020 Presidential election begins. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

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Win A Festival Experience from HeadCount

We’re giving away some really, really cool festival experiences this summer. The centerpiece of our giveaways is the Ultimate LOCKN’ Experience.You’ll go as festival producer Peter Shapiro’s personal guest, with a pair of ‘Friends and Family’ tickets. Pete will take you around on his golf cart, and introduce you to his close personal friends Bob Weir, Derek Trucks, Susan…

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Ariana Grande, Woodstock 50 & Other Volunteer Opportunities

This has been quite the week for HeadCount, we’ve started a huge partnership with Ariana Grande, and we’re part of the team that announced the lineup for Woodstock 50, which will be quite the special blend of music and activism. We are registering voters at every Ariana Grande show on her Sweetener Tour, helping fans become a part…

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Kam Franklin to Join HeadCount Board of Directors

Kam Franklin of the Gulf Coast soul band The Suffers is joining HeadCount’s Board of Directors! She joins a group that also includes Bob Weir of Dead & Company, John McCrea of CAKE, SiriusXM radio personalities Jonathan Schwartz and Stefani Scamardo, former Obama White House official Alyssa Mastramonoco, Republican strategist Gordon Hensley, and Marc Brownstein…

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HeadCount’s Rookies of the Year – 2018

2018 was a heck of a year for HeadCount and America. In addition to smashing all of our midterm voter registration records, we also welcomed 63 enthusiastic voter registration machines (aka Team Leaders) to our family in 2018. Our rookies ran 592 voter registration drives at concerts, music festivals and cultural events and registered 8,252…

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HeadCount’s 2018 Holiday Auction

HeadCount Holiday Auction 2018 We are very excited to launch our holiday auction featuring an amazing lineup of music memorabilia signed by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Jim James, The Disco Biscuits, Sheryl Crow, Bassnectar and so many more. Auction closes December 18th, a little after 3pm ET. A very special item we have is a…

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Mad Libs Your Way To Election Day

Elections are serious business. But now more than ever, we can all use a laugh when it comes to voting. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Penguin Young Readers to launch an election version of Mad Libs. It makes it easier than ever for voters to create an “Election Day plan” for themselves – a…

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Jim James + HeadCount Announce The Future Is Voting College Tour

OCTOBER 7 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (open to the public) 9 – San Marcos, TX – Texas State University (students only) 10 – Milwaukee, WI – UW Milwaukee (students only) 15 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater 16 – Indianola, IA – Simpson College 17 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club Jim James and…

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The Future Is Voting (in 60 Seconds)

How do we make the midterm elections into an accessible cultural event that everyone wants to join, as opposed to a political chore that many feel repelled by? HeadCount wrestles with these questions all the time. For 2018, our answer is “The Future Is Voting,” a new series of short videos that communicate an empowering…

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