Brownstein and Schnier to Host The Conspiracy Session
While at Atlantas Echo Project, HeadCount co-chair Marc Brownstein and board member Al Schnier will host The Conspiracy Session, a forty-five minute town meeting discussing how the live music community can maximize its political influence in the 2008 election. The event will be held October 13 from 2:30-3:15 PM EST in the festivals Echo System Experience Tent. The longtime friends will also discuss
the organizations game-plan for registering up to 200,000 voters before the 2008 presidential election.
‘HeadCount has always been about looking people in the eye and telling them what we’re about and why we think voting is important,’ says Brownstein, who co-founded the organization in 2004. ‘We can think of no better place to do that than the Echo Project.’
After Brownstein and Schnier talk, audience members will be able to join in the discussion and sign-up to volunteer to help HeadCounts 2008 voter registration campaign.
‘We are all about building on the energy that already exists within our community, and channeling it toward democracy, adds Andy Bernstein, HeadCount’s other co-chair and founder. When we heard about the Echo Project, we knew it would be a unique opportunity to publicly tell people what we have planned for 2008, and meet new volunteers who will help us achieve it.’
The Conspiracy Session will be podcast on Relixs Cold Turkey at www.relix.com/radio. Other HeadCount board members, affiliated musicians and volunteers will also speak at the event. For more on HeadCount, please visit the organizations column right here on Jambands.com.
As previously reported, The Echo Project will take place from October 12-14 outside Atlanta, GA. Artists scheduled to appear include Phil Lesh & Friends, The Killers, the Flaming Lips, Medeski Martin & Wood, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Umphreys McGee, moe. and the Disco Biscuits, among others.