HeadCount Updates

Power The Polls – Become a Poll Worker

By Tappan Vickery on August 3, 2020

The election will be here before you know it– and the country needs your help to make sure everyone who chooses to vote in person on Election Day can do so safely. There is a shortage of poll workers due to the coronavirus. Most poll workers are over the age of 60 and in the…

HeadCount is throwing a virtual festival to make sure you are VOTE READY!

By Laurie Lenninger on July 30, 2020

HeadCount is throwing a virtual festival to make sure you are VOTE READY!  On August 14th at 7 PM EST, we are partnering with Live From Out There for Fort William Artist Mgmt to present: VOTE READY Live Festival stream! Featuring a stacked lineup of The War on Drugs, Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes), Daniel…

Hangout With Your Favorite Artist By Getting Vote Ready

By Mollie Farrell on July 13, 2020

Enter to win a video chat with your favorite artist. All you have to do is get ready to vote. Camilla Cabello, Dave Matthews Band, The Maine, Chole Moriondo, and more of your favorite artists are encouraging fans to get out the vote as part of our “Vote Ready” Campaign. Primaries are still happening across…

Win Tickets to a Broadway Show by Getting Ready to Vote

By Jamie Huntsman on July 9, 2020

Enter to win tickets to your favorite Broadway show. All you have to do is get ready to vote. We’re partnering with fourteen major Broadway productions to encourage Broadway fans across the United States to register and vote. Although Broadway performances in New York City remain suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19,…

Vote Safe 2020 Live

By Tappan Vickery on June 24, 2020

We are thrilled to bring you Vote Safe 2020 Live, a livestream event and virtual rally that aims to educate and inspire voters, activists, and the larger community. We will tackle how our democracy is effected by COVID-19 and the racial justice movement. When: Thursday, June 25th, 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT RSVP: www.votesafe2020.us…

Vote With Pride

By HeadCount on June 8, 2020

This month HeadCount launches its Vote With Pride Center. The idea of the recourse center came from the Pride Centers of my youth that gave me and other LGBTQ+ people the tools to tackle simple things that we as a community had to think twice about or find an approach to that someone non-LGBTQ+ may…

United We Vote

By Andy Bernstein on June 4, 2020

HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization and civil rights are nonpartisan, too. We needed to say this earlier, and we didn’t. We’re saying it now. Black Lives Matter. Black Voices Matter. Black Votes Matter. To make our voices heard, we need more than those words. We need action, too. HeadCount has released the United We Vote…

The Bridge Session

By Laurie Lenninger on May 20, 2020

The Bridge Session was a special HeadCount benefit show featuring Weir and members of The National, along with a few Brooklyn-based musicians who would eventually record and tour with Bob. The Bridge Session was entirely conceived by HeadCount as a way of bringing together diverse musical and political perspectives (including a set-break panel discussion featuring…

Vote From Home During COVID-19: A Resource

By HeadCount on April 13, 2020

COVID-19 is changing everything across the world. While we drastically reduce our movement and stop holding mass gatherings– such as the concerts and festivals that anchor HeadCount’s work– our entire country is faced with new questions about how to support elections in the middle of a public health crisis.   The answers are in flux and…

Local organizer team expands HeadCount’s impact

By Tappan Vickery on March 11, 2020

Since 2004, HeadCount has mobilized young voters through concerts and festivals nationwide thanks to the great support of artists, partners and sponsors. You see these events on your Instagram feed. Maybe you’ve even volunteered at a show yourself. But you may not have heard about our slower, impactful, deep dive into community events: the block…