2018 was a heck of a year for HeadCount and America.
In addition to smashing all of our midterm voter registration records, we also welcomed 63 enthusiastic voter registration machines (aka Team Leaders) to our family in 2018. Our rookies ran 592 voter registration drives at concerts, music festivals and cultural events and registered 8,252 people to vote. This was my first year as HeadCount’s Field Director, and it couldn’t have been such a success without the work from those rookies in the field.
I would like to take a moment to shout out the 10 who ran at least 20 voter registration drives, our ROOKIES OF THE YEAR, many of whom can be seen in the following video:
Chris McDonald – Dallas – Kickass moments include: In Bloom Festival & Dallas Do-Gooders
Alex Barton – Hartford – Kickass moments include: Firefly Music Festival & building relationships with venues all over Hartford
Kat Jutras – Phoenix – Kickass moments include: Comic Fest & Arizona State Voter Registration Palooza
Drew Kadish – Denver – Kickass moments include: Telluride Bluegrass Festival & multiple high school voter registration drives
Peggah Ghoreishi – Chicago – Kickass moments include: Lollapalooza & North Coast Festival
Megan Cowher – New York City – Kickass moments include: Gowanus Block Party & National Voter Registration Day in the NYC Subway
Lindi Smith – Richmond – Kickass moments include: Peach Fest & Go Outside Festival
Meredith Tracey – Philadelphia – Kickass moments include: Vans Warped Tour & Intern Champion
Meredith Wohl – Washington DC – Kickass moments include: Art All Night Festival & DC Pride
Rebecca Blomquist – Portland – Kickass moments include: Northwest String Summit & Country Girls Race
Thank you for giving you all this year. You passions were contagious and truly made my first year as Field Director a blessing.