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A Phenomenal Fall at First Avenue

The stars aligned in Minneapolis as Fall of this election year approached. The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) HeadCount team had not been strangers to First Avenue in 2016; having had a great time registering voters at a variety of shows this spring and summer. Then as summer was fading into fall, as Election Day was drawing nearer,…

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Changing the World at Irving Plaza

Music can change the world.   I may be the luckiest woman in Manhattan.  I ran the HeadCount table at historic Irving Plaza, located on picturesque Irving Place off Union Square, representing HeadCount many times over the last 2 years.  I saw amazing acts like Bad Religion, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Disco Biscuits up close and…

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Registering Voters at Red Rocks

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is truly one of the most majestic and unique concert venues in the country.  Deemed as the venue where “there’s no better place to see the stars,” every night at this venue is a completely different and surreal experience for each and every concertgoer.  During the 2016 Red Rocks Summer…

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#MyVolunteerJobPaysTheMost – HeadCount’s 2016 Retreat

It’s very rare for me to turn down a mountain weekend under normal circumstances, but when those set to join you are like-minded, hard-working and open-hearted music lovers from around the country, accepting such an invitation is a clear no-brainer. One week later, I’m still reeling from – and giving mad thanks post-Thanksgiving for –…

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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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Good Times with Grimey’s

This year has undoubtedly been a rockin’ one for Nashville’s HeadCount team. Since opportunities to interact with music lovers are as ripe as they come here in Music City, U.S.A., counting heads can be an exercise in strategy and in stamina. “Where should we be, and who can be with us? Granola bar dinner again,…

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Love, Hate & Voter Registration in Times Square

Behind every voter registration, there’s a story. HeadCount registered over 10,000 voters yesterday, National Voter Registration Day. We did it by unleashing the power of hundreds of musicians and comedians on social media, and hundreds of volunteers hitting the streets in 51 cities around America. But I want to tell the story of just one…

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National Voter Registration Day 2016

On Tuesday, September 27th, in support of National Voter Registration Day, over 200 musicians, celebrities and comedians are participating in a social media and digital campaign organized we organized to help register voters. With the deadline to register to vote looming in early October in many states, entertainers such as Stephen Colbert, Mac Miller, Kathy…

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March Team Leader of the Month

HeadCount has the best volunteers in music and we want the whole world to know. We tried shouting it from various rooftops but after a few rooftops our voices got a little hoarse and we realized no one was listening to us. So instead we decided to highlight a different volunteer Team Leader every month….

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North Carolina Primary in Jeopardy due to Racial Gerrymander

North Carolina’s primaries are in jeopardy after a federal judicial ruling declared two congressional districts unconstitutional due to racial gerrymandering. The Tar Heel State planned to hold primaries on March 15 and even started sending out absentee ballots, but now everything is up in the air. Last Friday a panel of three federal judges ruled…

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