McEnerney Joins HeadCount
November 6, 2007 at 5:42 AM (PT)
HEADCOUNT -- a nonpartisan voter registration group that works with DAVE MATTHEWS, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and members of PHISH and THE GRATEFUL DEAD -- announced that it has hired a former TIME WARNER VP as its Exec. Director.
YAHOO! reports VIRGINIA MCENERNEY, who served as TIME WARNER VP/Corporate Relations, joined the organization to spearhead an effort to add 200,000 new names to voter rolls nationwide. HEADCOUNT has already registered close to 60,000 voters since its launch in 2004, and has been lauded by other non-profits for its ability to keep costs down while getting top artists directly involved.
"I was so impressed with what this organization had accomplished to this point," MCENERNEY said, "and I believe completely in the mission of getting young people to vote and using music and concerts as the avenue to do it."
The organization was founded by MARC BROWNSTEIN, bass player for the electronic rock band the DISCO BISCUITS and ANDY BERNSTEIN, a sports executive who had once authored a book about PHISH. They rallied a variety of artists during the heated build-up to the 2004 election, and led a nationwide network of volunteers who registered voters at concerts.