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Andy Bernstein

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Voter 'Confusion' As Big a Problem as Suppression or Fraud

(5) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 2:26 PM

It's not just people who lack the required documents who could be kept away from the polls by controversial new voter ID laws. Simple confusion over what IDs meet state guidelines is something millions of would-be voters have experienced, and amplifies the potential of these laws to suppress voter turnout....

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No One Hit the Mark With Young Voters

(3) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 4:56 PM

An interesting stat from the exit polls: Voters age 18 to 29 voted for Democrats over Republicans by a 56-40 margin. So even as voters at large were electing Republicans in record number, the youngest voters stayed pretty consistent in their support for Barack Obama's party.

Youth voter...

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Jay-Z Appears in Youth Vote PSA

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 5:04 PM

I remember a time when musicians could pretty much guarantee applause by reminding fans to vote. As an organization that works with recording artists to promote voter registration and participation, HeadCount made the "stage shout-out" an integral part of our playbook when we launched in 2004.


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Jay-Z Captures Power, Challenges of Youth Vote

(3) Comments | Posted June 17, 2010 | 2:28 PM

They still cheer for Barack Obama at Bonnaroo. It wasn't exactly an explosion, but when Jay-Z congratulated a crowd of 85,000 last weekend for putting some "quality in the White House," he got a mildly enthusiastic response and no audible boos. That underscored the fact that young voters not only...

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From Casual "Hangout" to a "Concert for the Coast"

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 3:02 PM

The chance to make a difference sometimes comes in unexpected packages. Huka Entertainment, a popular concert promoter in Mobile, AL, set out to produce a large-scale concert festival on the beach in nearby Gulf Shores. With the white sands and emerald green water of the region as a primary selling...

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Making Our Voice Heard on Climate Change

(3) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 10:14 AM

Nearly a year and a half ago, a record number of young voters turned out for the presidential election. Since then, civic engagement organizations like HeadCount have been fighting a sometimes difficult battle to keep young people excited about political participation.

It isn't easy. The paralysis in Washington...

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20/20 Has Slanted Vision

(69) Comments | Posted October 10, 2008 | 4:44 PM

A privilege that comes with running HeadCount, one of the largest grassroots voter registration campaigns in the U.S., is occasionally being invited to speak for the youth voter movement itself. So when producers from ABC's 20/20 called and said they were putting together a segment that would ask whether...

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