Politics and Elections Archives - HeadCount

You’re SO ready—Vote Local on Tuesday!

By Tappan Vickery on October 28, 2021

Tuesday, November 2nd is Election Day! In 35 states there are thousands of local elections that directly impact the daily lives of all the people that live in our country – those who are eligible to vote, and those that are not. In Virginia and New Jersey there are also important elections for governor and…

We gotta SAVE THE VOTE!

By Tappan Vickery on July 2, 2021

Voting rights are under attack in the United States. In almost half of the U.S., states have enacted new laws restricting access to the vote, and they’ll continue to roll back voting rights if we don’t stop them. This is a fight that must be won at home – which is why we are asking…

Black History Month: Today’s Changemakers

By christinav on February 25, 2021

*We do not endorse any political party or candidate. These are the personal opinions and stories of others.* We got a chance to check in with a few Black changemakers. We got to ask them some questions about their work. We’re honored to feature these 5 powerful changemakers and even more honored to build community…

Georgia Senate Runoff Updates

By Laurie Lenninger on December 16, 2020

Advance (early voting) kicked off this for the January 5th US Senate runoff race in Georgia. HeadCount has several big initiatives in the works to help get out the vote.  Here are a few things we have going on: We’re supporting and uplifting two local grassroots orgs: Georgia Coalition for The People’s Agenda, and CivicGeorgia,…

Global Citizen Teams Up With HeadCount to Engage 1 Million Young Voters in 2020

By HeadCount on August 14, 2020

International advocacy organization Global Citizen and voter registration organization HeadCount announce a nonpartisan multi-year partnership to engage young Americans to check their status, register and vote. Through their joint initiatives, Global Citizen and HeadCount will mobilize support from artists, entertainers, media, corporations and nonprofit organizations, to give young Americans the tools to use their voice…

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…

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…

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…

Registering Voters at A Naturalization Ceremony

By Emily Gibbs on November 14, 2019

On November 5, I had the opportunity to register voters at two naturalization ceremonies in Manassas, VA. While these ceremonies represented an inspirational day away from the office for me, many of the naturalization candidates had been waiting years or decades for this moment.  The path to naturalization is difficult and confusing, to say the…