Scott Van Fossen

Scott has been a cultural & natural historian by trade working all across the country. As a younger person, he became involved with both music & politics. He has volunteered on various political campaigns over the years both on the local & federal levels. Scott first started seeing live music as a fan that led into working in music production. He first got involved with HeadCount through Dead & Company’s Participation Row. Live music & registering folks to vote merges two of his passions.

Scott draws his passion for public citizenry from our shared heritage & the hope of what the future can bring.  We must all act & work together to live up to the basic standards of our written documents. In Dr. King’s final speech for sanitation workers rights in Memphis, TN, he states, “But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right. And so just as I say, we aren't going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around, we aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.” MLK April 03, 1968

Scott feels compelled to keep MLK’s words relevant to our current times.  What is there, but for such a simple act, that as citizens of this country, we get to express in our common collective each election cycle in November, to choose our representatives for our government. How Beautiful is this? What HeadCount offers, to become public citizens in registering folks to vote in such amazing settings at concert venues, is an expression of Love for as Dr. Kings says, Our Beloved Community.

Inspiration Move Me Brightly…

Saving Our Vote & upholding The First Amendment to Our Constitution are essential to maintaining our democracy.  Some of Scott’s favorite styles of music include: Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass & The Blues. In celebrating our shared experience through History, Art, Music & Politics, engaging folks to register to vote are key in preserving our heritage as both US & Global Citizens of this country & planet of ours. We are the stewards of both our democracy & our planet. Scott’s life long goal has been to encourage & inspire folks to become better guardians of our planet & to become better local & global citizens.

“When we see the earth from space, we
see ourselves as a whole. We see the
unity and not the divisions. It is such a
simple image with a compelling message.
One planet. One human race.
We are here together and we need to live
together with tolerance and respect. We
must become Global Citizens…if it
were not for the people I love and who
love me.
We are all time travelers, journeying
together into the future. But let us work
together to make that future a place we
want to visit.
Be brave, be determined, overcome the
odds. It can be done.”
Stephen Hawking...Global Citizen 2015

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