HeadCount was born on February 13, 2004. That means we just turned 18 — we’re old enough to vote!
It’s hard to find the words to describe the last 18 years, or articulate the gratitude we feel, but let’s give it a try.
HeadCount officially launched when our co-founder Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits joined with our founding board member Al Schnier of moe. and two of their bandmates as “The HeadCount All-Stars” at Cervantes Ballroom in Denver, CO. Those bands have remained very close friends of HeadCount, joined by an ever-expanding group of supporters including Dave Matthews Band, members of The Grateful Dead and, later, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Harry Styles and so many more.
In the last 18 years, we have:
—Hosted voter registration drives at over 8,500 concerts, festivals and cultural events
—Registered over 1 million voters (1,013,089 to be exact)
—Launched our first national, nonpartisan campaign about voting rights, called Save The Vote!
—Built a national volunteer network of more than 50,000 volunteers
We have seen a lot of progress in the last 18 years, as well as many challenges. Young Americans still have one of the lowest voting turnouts, so our work is not done. In 2022, over 4 million people will turn 18 along with us – and we’d like nothing more than to get them ALL registered to vote.
Want to celebrate with us?? Help spread the word and let’s get all eligible voters registered!
Thank you to everyone who has helped HeadCount reach new heights, and here’s to sharing many more birthdays together.