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April 3, 2018

Meet Nathan Smith, our new colleague!

WASHINGTON, DC – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Nathan Smith is joining the firm’s Washington, DC office as a senior associate. Most recently, Nathan was director of public policy at GLSEN where he advocated for the passage of federal anti-bullying and nondiscrimination legislation, managed a coalition of 120+ national organizations, and developed strategies […]

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April 18, 2017

Patrick Guerriero: “Three Questions That Transformed A Movement”

Civitas Founding Partner Patrick Guerriero was featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on difficult questions that any serious, winning advocacy campaign should ask. This post is based on a speech given by Patrick at Harvard Business School: The marriage equality movement in the United States was transformative. It not only changed the laws of the land, […]

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October 21, 2016

Principal Joanne Schwartz’s Op-ed: “Breathing Life Into Our Political System”

Civitas Principal Joanne Schwartz’s op-ed on the importance of state-focused work was published in Morning Consult on Oct. 21, 2016. Check out the full article here. Breathing Life Into Our Political System As the longest presidential campaign season in our history draws to a close, meaningful policy remains deadlocked in Congress, and many Americans believe […]

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March 6, 2015

Civitas Public Affairs Group Signs Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Support Marriage Equality

Civitas Public Affairs Group is proud to join with 378 other businesses advising the Supreme Court that “employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships.” The brief goes on to say, “allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative […]

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March 2, 2015

Civitas Associate Patrick Phillippi’s Op-ed in the Daily Caller: Millennials Pulling the GOP to the Middle

Civitas Associate Patrick Patrick Phillippi’s op-ed on millennials engaging with Republicans was published in the The Daily Caller on Thursday, Feb. 26. Check out the full article in the link below! Millennials Pulling the GOP to the Middle “Finally, there are signs Republican Party leaders are moderating on issues that drive many millennial voters away, […]

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December 11, 2013

Patrick Phillippi to Join Civitas Public Affairs Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Patrick Phillippi is joining the firm as an associate. Phillippi most recently was a television reporter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and has experience working in Republican politics. Civitas is a public affairs firm that delivers winning advocacy and public affairs campaigns to address some of […]

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July 8, 2013

Chris Cordingley to join Civitas Public Affairs Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group today announced that Chris Cordingley is joining the firm as Project & Scheduling Coordinator. Cordingley helped reelect U.S. Senator Jon Tester and previously worked for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. He will join the Washington, D.C. office of Civitas, a national public affairs firm that specializes in addressing some of […]

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November 13, 2012

Joanne Schwartz to join Civitas Public Affairs Group as Principal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group today announced that Joanne Schwartz is joining the firm as a principal. Schwartz currently serves as the Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado. She will join the Washington, D.C., office of Civitas, a national public affairs firm that specializes in winning public policy change at all levels of government […]

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