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operating principles

- We understand that driving change often starts from the bottom up and outside in.

We help our clients craft strategies that start by building the right relationships and coalitions with everyday voters, activists, non-profits, businesses, and trade groups. We maintain relationships with rank-and-file members and even with members across the aisle.

When we approach top decision makers, we don’t do it alone. We come with a strategic network of supporters that put faces on the need for change.


- We have the expertise because we’ve been there.

We know what arguments drive legislative and regulatory debates because we’ve worked alongside key policymakers and members of the media, or in the jobs they occupy.

Our partners have held key positions on the Hill, in the Executive Branch, at the helm of Presidential campaigns, and in corporate America. Our first-hand knowledge and personal networks are second to none.


-We pair traditional lobbying with strategic communications for maximum effectiveness.

We added a strategic communications practice to our highly regarded advocacy and policy team because we realized it’s essential to getting the job done. Our team knows how to craft persuasive messages and deliver them to the right audiences through the right channels. We reinforce our clients’ case to policymakers by driving media coverage and building grassroots coalitions that insert voters’ voices directly into the debate.


- We understand that having the right information is pivotal, and we know how to get it.

We help clients anticipate decisions before the rest of the world reads about them in the newspaper or on Twitter. We have years of research experience that we pair with knowledge and understand of what’s around the corner. That expertise and strategic intelligence improves our odds of getting the results our client expect and deserve.


- We have a proven history of success.

We have routinely played a part in getting major legislation to the president’s desk and seen decisions through to the end in government agencies. Our client list speaks for itself: Fortune 500 companies stick with us because we get results for them time and time again.

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