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Published: 2008/04/14

Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews, Bob Weir and Bela Felck Answer A Call To Action

A Call To Action, a new documentary focusing on the not-for-profit voter registration organization
HeadCount, is now available through Produced by the philanthropic event and media creator Concerts4Charity, Inc., the film follows HeadCounts rise since its formation in 2004 and includes interviews with a number of longtime supporters, including co-founder Marc Brownstein and board members Bob Weir and Al Schnier, along with Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, John Medeski, O.A.R., Bela Fleck and Sound Tribe Sector 9, among others.

The majority of A Call to Action was filmed on location at the March 2007 Langerado Music Festival in the political hotbed of Broward County, Florida. For the young folks today, these elections will largely determine what happens for the rest of their lives, Weir says in the film. We hope the documentary inspires people to get involved. We have over 1,000 volunteers signed up for this summer’s campaign, but we now want to double that, adds co-chair Andy Bernstein. When people view A Call to Action I hope they get a sense of what we are about and feel compelled to become a part of it.’ HeadCount has set out to register another 100,000 voters in this election cycle through a campaign that will include registration drives held at more than 1,000 concerts. The organization currently has ties to about 75 different recording artists and a network of nearly 2,000 volunteers. A trailer for the film is currently available here.

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