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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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Think You’re Too Young to Register?

Think you’re not old enough to register to vote? If you’re 17 and will be 18 by Election Day, chances are you can. Check out our chart below that details when you are eligible to register or preregister in your state, and when you can start voting!   Click Here to Register To Vote Alaska: You…

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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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#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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We’re Hiring: Outreach Director

HeadCount is hiring a full-time Outreach Director to oversee our national voter registration field campaign, working primarily out of our New York City office but also traveling to events and working in the field on a regular basis. Candidates must be passionate about both music and democratic participation, and have a strong track record in…

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Election Day 2017 Was Big for HeadCount + Voter Turnout

Yesterday was a big day for HeadCount and America. Voter turnout was its highest in years for the Virginia governor’s election, with increases among BOTH Republican and Democratic voters. Nearly half of all eligible voters (47%) turned out, which is unusual for a so-called “off-year” election. HeadCount’s #VoteLocal campaignreached a climax with more than 85…

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Berklee Musical Town Hall

HeadCount’s first-ever Musical Town Hall took place at the Berklee College of Music on October 20th, a gathering to show off new talent while encouraging democratic participation. Organized entirely by students at the Jackson Browne Stage in “the Caf,”, the event featured three student performers with a fantastic house band, and talks by student government representatives…

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HeadCount, Charlottesville and LOCKN’

HeadCount is an organization that seeks to empower all Americans and make sure their voices are heard. We try to make sure everyone feels like welcome participants in the democratic process. That creed directly conflicts with the fascism, Nazism and violent thuggery we saw on display from the white nationalists who marched on Charlottesville, VA this weekend….

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#VoteLocal Phish Photobooth – Win Phree Ben & Jerry’s at Baker’s Dozen

We live in interesting times. Phish is playing a 13-night run at MSG, Ben & Jerry’s just dropped the special Freezer Reprise flavor and Jon Fishman is an elected official. So obviously we’re going to celebrate this Baker’s Dozen run. Our #VoteLocal photobooth has traversed the country this summer from the Hangout Fest in Alabama, High…

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