Saturday, June 14, 2008

HeadCount hits the road...

The past few weeks have been busy over at HeadCount – as part of our partnership with HeadCount, Lokahi is helping the organization organize, structure and manage their touring outreach efforts. We are very excited (and a little tired...) about the fact that HC's touring teams have hit the road in full force, getting hundreds of people registered to vote and involved with HeadCount along the way!

Erin, Ashley, Stephanie and Ethan are the HC Dave Matthews Band touring team for the first leg of the tour. They got started two weeks ago in Pittsburgh and have been braving rainstorms, heat and long drives ever since. Bad weather hasn’t gotten them down though – they’ve gotten well over a thousand people registered to vote just a few weeks into the tour and are getting more and more people involved every night! They’ll be in Hartford this weekend, and working their way to Darien Lake and Boston next week.

HeadCount team at DMB!

HC's Pearl Jam tour kicked off this week in Florida. Amanda is their touring rep, hitting the road with the band in style as a part of their touring crew! Her and her volunteer teams got the tour off to a great start in Palm Beach and Tampa, getting hundreds of PJ fans registered to vote and informed about Headcount. A big ‘register to voter with Headcount’ shout out from Eddie Vedder was also a nice bonus and unexpected surprise for us!

Also hitting the road this week was the Jack Johnson team of Nicole and Johanna. They got their tour started in Indianapolis, braving rain with their hard core volunteer crew and getting over a hundred Jack fans registered to vote on their opening night.

Joining HC's touring teams on all of these dates are local Headcount volunteers – the Team Leaders, Regional Cordinators and local volunteers, all of whom are coming out in full force and really helping to get thousands of people registered this summer.

There are lots of dates ahead of us – check back as ‘on the road updates’ will start to roll in, check out HeadCount's photos here, and be sure to sign up to volunteer if you haven’t done so yet!

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