Politics and Elections

Rob Quist, Jon Fishman Continue Tradition of Musician Politicians

There’s this stereotype that a law degree is a bit of a pre-requisite for serving in public office. But that certainly isn’t a requirement. Rand Paul was an optometrist before running for office. Rush Holt Jr. was a rocket scientist. Our current president even was a reality TV personality before his decision to serve the…

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Making an Impact with AFROPUNK

Recently I had the incredible opportunity to put on what might have been the coolest event I’ve ever helped put on with HeadCount: a STAY WOKE letter-writing party with our friends from AFROPUNK. I woke up early on Sunday, May 7th, packed a car full of HeadCount supplies (I had to forgo a sausage egg…

Stay Woke with HeadCount

2017 marks a year of record civic engagement. More people than ever before are paying attention to politics; millions have already started marching, rallying, and contacting their elected officials. In the midst of all this energy there have been a lot of questions about whether “activism fatigue” will eventually set in or whether we can capture this energy…

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Facebook’s Town Hall Feature Just Revolutioned Digital Activism

Earlier this week Facebook launched something called Town Hall that makes it easy for you to find and contact those who represent you at every level. Town Hall is awesome. Here is a rundown of what it puts at your easy disposal. FIND YOUR REPS This is pretty straightforward, all you do is plug in…

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Internet Responds to ‘Steve Bannon was a Deadhead’ Story

According to a college friend of Steve Bannon, the presidential advisor was a big Grateful Dead fan during his undergrad days at Virginia Tech. Such a big fan that when Arnold Toynbee, a favorite historian of his passed away, he went to down to the university radio station and requested that they dedicate a spin…

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Marijuana Went 8 for 9 on Election Day

The people have spoken. Out of the nine states with questions regarding the legalization of marijuana for either recreational or medical purposes, eight voted to reform marijuana laws. A majority of the Mary Jane victories were won by two or more percentage points. Some states had considerably large margins such as Florida, North Dakota, Montana,…

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There’s Still Music: A Recap of the Soundtrack to History

The Soundtrack to History Last night, HeadCount. Magic Hat and the Everyone Orchestra teamed up to present the “Soundtrack to History,” an improvised musical performance set to the election returns. To view Soundtrack to History online, visit nugs.tv. When we named the event, we pictured a night people would remember for the rest of their…

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Not Just the White House: Minimum Wage Decreases/Increases

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. This installment focuses on minimum wage increases and decreases. Previous installments were on marijuana initiatives and health care proposals. Proposals to change the minimum wage are on…

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Not Just the White House: Health Care

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. This installment focuses on health care proposals. The first installment was on marijuana initiatives. On Tuesday, November 8th, 4 states will have new health care measures on…

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Not Just the White House: Marijuana Initiatives

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. For the first installment we are looking into marijuana initiatives. This coming Tuesday, 9 states have referendums to reform marijuana legislation on their ballots. That’s right!…

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