We are excited to announce that we are bringing the Participation Row social action village, powered by Clean Energy Advisors, to the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in south Florida, March 2nd-5th.
At Participation Row, fans exploring the grounds will have a chance to register to vote with us, learn about climate change from Clean Energy Advisors, or interact with organizations from Okeechobee County who focus on issues such as health care, domestic abuse and feeding the hungry.
The first thousand fans to complete actions with any three non-profit organizations will receive a limited-edition, numbered pin from Clean Energy Advisors. The pins feature the Okeechobee festival’s logo in front of a sun – a nod to Clean Energy Advisors’ investments in solar energy projects.
Each fan will also be entered into a free drawing for a D’Angelico guitar signed by the festival’s’ headliners. Moreover, a second signed guitar will be auctioned in the Eternal Sunshine VIP section, with the proceeds split among all the non-profit organizations on Participation Row.
Clean Energy Advisors will be powering Participation Row villages at festivals and concerts throughout the country this year, but Okeechobee is very much the company’s “hometown festival.”
It also holds a special place for us at HeadCount. Last year we registered over 1,000 voters at the inaugural Okeechobee festival. It was the pir second-highest voter registration total out of 67 festivals and nearly 1,600 events we registered voters at in 2016.
“We got such a great response at Okeechobee last year, so this year we wanted to step things up by bringing Participation Row to the festival,” said HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein. “Registering to vote is the first step in being an active citizen, and now fans will be able to take more steps with all the different organizations on the Row.”
Participation Row will be located in the ChobeeWobee Village area at the festival, alongside various art installations and craft exhibitions. The featured organizations will include: Treasure Coast Food Bank, United Way of Lee, Hendry Glades and Okeechobee County, For Okeechobee, Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition, The Warrior Center, Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69, the Home Builders Institute, Martha’s House, and HeadCount.
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