HeadCount Updates

Guest Blog: What Does Juneteenth Mean for Jam Band Fans?

By Malcon Howard and Adam Lioz on June 19, 2021

Malcolm Howard is a Black small business owner who has been seeing Phish and similar bands for more than 30 years. Adam Lioz is a White voting rights attorney who saw his first Grateful Dead show in 1991. Malcolm and Adam are founding Board members of Phans for Racial Equity. They look forward to seeing…

State Legislation Affecting Trans Youth

By christinav on April 2, 2021

Ever wonder if your vote impacts the community? Check out pending state legislation that directly impacts trans youth in 29 states across the country.  What are most of these bills about?  Whether trans youth can change the gender marker on their birth certificate – 2 states with bills  Whether trans youth can access healthcare related…

Artists Celebrate Women’s History Month

By christinav on March 30, 2021

We asked our community of artists to help us close out Women’s History Month by celebrating women that inspire them to be a voter & get engaged. Here’s what they had to say! Check it out & drop a 👏 on our Instagram post to let us know if you enjoyed our content celebrating &…

Women-Owned Record Stores

By christinav on March 26, 2021

Locally owned small businesses are essential to our economy and are proven to help our communities build wealth, job opportunities, and stronger social networks, while decreasing income inequality.  The recent COVID-relief bill is a great example of how federal policy can step in to help small businesses in a state of emergency. Local policy has…

Women-led Mental Health Resources

By christinav on March 19, 2021

Healthcare, specifically mental health, is one of the top issues for young voters today. However, some voters may not understand how the government plays a role in this issue in their daily lives.  Too often mental health and wellness services are gated by cost, transportation, or in the COVID era even access to technology. Federal,…

Women’s History Month Guide to Podcasts, Authors, & Graphic Artists

By christinav on March 12, 2021

Check out our guide to today’s women using their voice & art to promote civic engagement, voting & continued education. You’ll find a list of women-led podcasts, women authors & women graphic designers as we continue to honor #WomensHistoryMonth. PODCASTS   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Let’s Talk (@letstalk_official_) Let’s…

Statement: #StopAsianHate

By christinav on February 26, 2021

HeadCount is committed to working towards a safe and equitable society for all. We stand with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities and reject any acts of violence or hatred. We encourage everyone to speak out and use their voice to report any hate crimes being committed.  Here are a few organizations to follow for…

Black History Month: Today’s Changemakers

By christinav on February 25, 2021

*We do not endorse any political party or candidate. These are the personal opinions and stories of others.* We got a chance to check in with a few Black changemakers. We got to ask them some questions about their work. We’re honored to feature these 5 powerful changemakers and even more honored to build community…

HeadCount’s Black History Month Booklist + Black-Owned Bookstores

By christinav on February 10, 2021

We created a booklist to celebrate Black History Month! Below, you’ll find a list of books by Black Authors that inspire us to get active, to reflect on history and participate in our democracy! We also want to highlight, support and celebrate local Black-owned bookstores across the country. Buying from smaller stores is a great…

Georgia Senate Runoff Updates

By Laurie Lenninger on December 16, 2020

Advance (early voting) kicked off this for the January 5th US Senate runoff race in Georgia. HeadCount has several big initiatives in the works to help get out the vote.  Here are a few things we have going on: We’re supporting and uplifting two local grassroots orgs: Georgia Coalition for The People’s Agenda, and CivicGeorgia,…