HeadCount Begins ‘Midterms Matter Tour This Weekend
With midterm elections scheduled for this November, HeadCount will return to action this summer. The organization will focus once again on voter registration while also encouraging individuals to exercise that right. Through HeadCounts efforts, teams of volunteers will register voters while major concert acts will encourage all their fans to vote in November. The artist activities will range from stage announcements to special branding of
concerts to media interviews. Sometimes, they’ll even go into the crowd to
register voters themselves.
All of the countrys Congressional seats will be in play this year, as well as one third of the U.S. Senate and numerous local offices (including, for instance, a few school committee seats in a rural Rhode Island township, a race that beckons our site editor). The Midterms Matter Tour begins this weekend at Summer Camp and other participating events include: Mountain Jam, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Camp Bisco V, Gathering of the Vibes and moe.down 7. Mike Greenhaus, Benjy Eisen and the Relix Cold Turkey team will be on hand at many of these shows, creating special podcasts.