Political

Today, HeadCount and Up to Us have announced a strategic partnership to educate, register and turn out young voters in 2022. The organizations are collaborating through a shared belief that democracy should represent all Americans. Young voters’ diverse and passionate voices make us a better union and must be heard on Election Day.

It’s now been over a year since the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the fight to “Save The Vote!” is as important as ever.

#iVoted is building our next Festival for Election Day - November 8, 2022. Help support our mission to increase voter turnout nation-wide!

On Election Night 2020 over 450 artists performed nationwide via webcast in support of voter turnout, making #iVoted Festival the largest single night digital concert in history. Fans RSVP’d with a selfie at home with their blank and unmarked ballot to access the stream.

Yesterday the House narrowly passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR4) along party lines. We applaud the leadership to bring this bill forward, and those who have worked tirelessly to present and catalog hours of testimony and data presented to define the parameters of the bill so that it accurately meets our current needs to protect our democracy.

A virtual private guitar lesson with Bobby Weir and a virtual piano lesson with Amy Lee of Evanescence are among the prizes in a series of online sweepstakes supporting HeadCount, the nonpartisan voter registration organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy.

Florida’s SB 90 creates restrictive measures that push forward a false narrative that election integrity requires a system that makes it harder to vote.

The 2020 Election saw the highest voter turnout in 120 years. 67% of eligible Americans made their voices heard. But now, less than a year later, 361 laws in 47 states have been put forward to restrict access to voting.

On April 2 a group of Colorado banjo players will congregate in front of Senator Hickenlooper’s office at the Federal Building in Denver as part of Recovery Recess (3/29 - 4/11), a grass roots initiative by the Working Families Party and dozens of other progressive organizations in an effort to pass the THRIVE Agenda.

Montana Republican Senator Steve Daines and Wyoming Senator John Barrasso are trying to block the confirmation of Rep. Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior. Take action now.

Deb Haaland is an advocate for Indigenous rights, keeping fossil fuels in the ground, and banning fracking. She would be the first Indigenous leader of the Department of the Interior -- an agency that has huge influence over Indigenous issues. 

In these past couple of months, democracy was challenged, but voters prevailed. HeadCount is committed to keeping the voting and election process fair and trustworthy. We applaud the elected officials — from both parties — who honored the process laid out in our Constitution and spoke unequivocally about respecting the results of the election. Now, it’s time to address our election system itself. A bill is making its way through Congress to make voting more accessible, make processes more consistent, and address money in politics.