One way I have been keeping up with the Midterm Elections is through Headcount. They register voters at concerts and make civic participation part of the live music experience. Bands have helped Headcount register over 160,000 voters by welcoming them at their concerts, pointing to their tables from stage and appearing in public service announcement campaigns.
This is how I registered to vote at a festival in New York in 2008 and think it is simply great that musicians and their fans believe they can be leaders of the worldwide social movement.
One of the tabs is called issues and has links to websites regarding these issues. One issue is farm and food policy and to follow is a list of links that are credible, professional sources like such:
- FarmFoody.org– A social network connecting individuals to farms and gardens.
- FoodPolitics.com – A popular blog maintained by a New York University professor.
- NinaPlankc.com – News updated by a best-selling author.
- AgriFeeds.org – Aggregated news and events on agriculture.
- Ers.USDA.gov/publications – The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS conducts a research program to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources and rural development.
I went to vote yesterday while I was home (in South Bend) at the City Building.