Prep for the election at rockin’ HeadCount concerts and events.
In our opinion, there has never been a more crucial time to vote. Thankfully, organizations like HeadCount make it easier to do just that. The national, non-partisan organization helps register people—particularly young, first-time voters—at buzz-filled concerts and music festivals near and far.
Since its start in 2004, HeadCount has worked with the music industry to increase youth participation in democracy. Thanks to 15,000-plus volunteers working nationwide to pull off more than 1,000 concerts, festivals and community events each election year, the organization has helped register nearly 400,000 new voters.
For the 2016 election year, HeadCount launched a massive initiative registering voters at over 300 shows, including several on Seattle soil.
We’re pretty excited about these events happening right here in our town:
- 10/08/2016 Okkervil River Neptune Theatre
- 10/20/2016 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Showbox
- 10/21/2016 Billy Bragg & Joe Henry Neptune Theatre
- 10/26/2016 Bad Religion Showbox
Also, HeadCount recently partnered with HelloVote, revolutionary technology that registers folks via text messaging and Facebook Messenger. On September 27th, more than 200 musicians—including Wilco, Panic! At the Disco, Jack Johnson, Killer Mike, Ani DiFranco, Lil Dicky, The Indigo Girls, Michael Franti and members of The Grateful Dead—supported National Voter Registration Day with social media posts urging followers to register by texting “COUNT” to 348-387 or clicking on HeadCount.org/RegistertoVote.
C’mon, America…Time to do our forefathers/mothers proud.