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Interview: Brian Baker of Bad Religion and Minor Threat

Brian Baker is an outspoken punk rock musician. He is best known as one of the founding members of hardcore punk band, Minor Threat, and as a guitarist in Bad Religion since 1994. At our invitation, Brian Baker sat down with us for an engaging interview where he holds no punches while discussing the 2016 election,…

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Interview: Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls are a Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo composed of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, who first met each other in elementary school just outside of Decatur, Georgia. For over 30 years, Sailiers and Ray have teamed up to make great music and raise awareness of issues they care deeply about. At our…

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Interview: Dead & Co. Touring Team Rep Lizzy Lightnin

Liz Ashley, better known as “Lizzy Lightnin” or “Tour Mama” was HeadCount’s touring team representative on Dead and Company tour this summer. Lizzy has been touring for half of her life, including going on Ratdog tour in 2008 and Furthur tour in 2012 with HeadCount. Lizzy’s tour knowledge and overall love for the Grateful Dead…

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Interview: Phish Touring Team Rep Mike Rutz

Mike Rutz is one of our Phish Touring Team Representatives. Previously, Mike registered voters with HeadCount on Dave Matthews Band tour in 2004 and Jack Johnson tour in 2008. Mike wants to see young people become more active in shaping society. To volunteer with Mike at Phish head here. HeadCount: Tell us a little about…

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Interview: Vans Warped Tour Rep Katarina Cody

Katarina Cody is on the Vans Warped Tour this summer as HeadCount’s Touring Team Representative. This is her first tour with HeadCount, and she’s having a blast on the road encouraging young people to get involved in the political process! To volunteer with Kat at Warped Tour head here. HeadCount: Tell us a little about…

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Interview: Patrick Hawco, Veteran and Founder of Electric Forces

Electric Forest was an exceptional experience for HeadCount this year and I had the privilege of being the Team Leader for the event. Over the course of the four-day festival our team registered nearly 500 people to vote, had countless inspirational interactions, and marked the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage with 40,000 of our closest friends. One of…

My Mother: The Voting Rights Crusader

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The VRA is federal legislation that prevents states from discriminating against minority voters. President Johnson announced the bill after the tragedies in Selma, AL and congress pushed it through in relatively short time to respond to the immediate needs of a changing…

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Interview: Georgia Theatre’s Wilmot Greene

The Georgia Theatre is one of those venues that are becoming increasingly rare. A thousand capacity, standing only venue with the historic look and feel that can only come with a 120 year history.

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Interview: Chris Fanning on “Outdoor Nation”

This June, thousands of young people will descend upon New York City’s Central Park to participate in the first ever Outdoor Nation Festival and Summit. Along with some rock climbing, kayaking and fishing in the world’s iconic urban park, more than 500 young leaders from across the country will engage in some heated policy discussion…

Interview: Michael Franti, On Beyond Tree-Hugging

If every administration gets the pop star it deserves, the current White House resident could do a whole lot worse than Michael Franti, with whom he has more than biracial parents in common. Franti released an optimistic single, “Obama Song,” shortly after the election, ended up playing three inauguration galas, and, per his comments below,…

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