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Marijuana Went 8 for 9 on Election Day

The people have spoken. Out of the nine states with questions regarding the legalization of marijuana for either recreational or medical purposes, eight voted to reform marijuana laws. A majority of the Mary Jane victories were won by two or more percentage points. Some states had considerably large margins such as Florida, North Dakota, Montana,…

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There’s Still Music: A Recap of the Soundtrack to History

The Soundtrack to History Last night, HeadCount. Magic Hat and the Everyone Orchestra teamed up to present the “Soundtrack to History,” an improvised musical performance set to the election returns. To view Soundtrack to History online, visit nugs.tv. When we named the event, we pictured a night people would remember for the rest of their…

Posted in Music and Activism, News, Politics and Elections
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Not Just the White House: Minimum Wage Decreases/Increases

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 and health care proposals. Proposals to change the minimum wage are on…

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Not Just the White House: Health Care

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 health care proposals. The first installment was on marijuana initiatives. On Tuesday, November 8th, 4 states will have new health care measures on…

Posted in Health Care Reform, Politics and Elections
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Not Just the White House: Marijuana Initiatives

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. For the first installment we are looking into marijuana initiatives. This coming Tuesday, 9 states have referendums to reform marijuana legislation on their ballots. That’s right!…

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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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Participation Row at LOCKN’ 2016: What a Beautiful Buzz!

The biggest and best LOCKN’ Participation Row is in the books! The LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia featured Phish, Phil Lesh, My Morning Jacket, and HeadCount’s Participation Row social action village. Participation Row was a collection of 17 non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and fun, socially conscious activities. Nearly 2,000 fans stopped by and…

Posted in News, Participation Row, Politics and Elections
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Empowering our Neighbors: Whether they Have a House or Not

To those of you who have filled out a voter registration form the process may seem pretty simple. Check a box that you’re a citizen, you’re over 18, your name, and… your address. For 2% of my hometown of DC’s population, filling in a permanent address is not that simple. This 2% represents the number…

Posted in Politics and Elections, Voting Rights
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Ben & Jerry’s Empower Mint: Democracy is in your Hands!

I have a love affair with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  I vividly remember the first time I enjoyed a cone.  It was about 9 pm on December 31, 1999.  I was sitting in a field in the Everglades, edging closer and closer to the stage for hours while I waited for Phish to ring…

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Not Just Trump’s Kids: New York’s Voter Suppression

If you follow political news you probably saw a story earlier today about how two of Donald Trump’s adult children didn’t register in time to vote for their dad in the New York primaries. At first it’s kind of funny. It’s easy to mock a candidate (or their family) for these minor mistakes. I’m guilty…