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February 20, 2017

Civitas Goes West!

Civitas is expanding west and has opened a Denver office. For the last three years, I have had the opportunity to run our Washington, DC office while leading our client work to build bipartisan coalitions and strategies for gun violence prevention, money-in-politics reform, eliminating the rape kit backlog, voter engagement, and several other state-based efforts. […]

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February 8, 2017

Alicia Diaz joins Civitas as office manager in DC office

Washington, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Alicia Diaz is joining the firm as office manager in the Washington, D.C. office. Alicia brings a combination of government and administrative experience to Civitas. Most recently, she served as a staff assistant for the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House under the Obama Administration. […]

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January 11, 2017

Nick Magrisso Joins Civitas

CHICAGO, IL – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Nick Magrisso will be joining the firm’s Chicago office as an associate on January 23, 2017. “Nick has a proven track record of knowing what it takes to get impactful legislation passed into law,” said Civitas principal and Chicago office director Dave Horwich. “Considering Civitas’ […]

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December 12, 2016

Jamal Brown joins Civitas as Senior Associate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Jamal Brown will be joining the firm as a senior associate on January 3, 2017. “We have followed Jamal’s career over the years and have been continuously impressed,” said Civitas founding partners Patrick Guerriero and Bill Smith. “Jamal will be a terrific asset in developing […]

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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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June 13, 2016

Orlando

Dear colleagues, family, and friends, I feel compelled to write just a few words to you this morning after the unfathomable horror and tragic massacre in Orlando. I do so, first and foremost, as a proud American. I also do so as a proud member of the LGBT community. Over the last 24 hours, many […]

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November 5, 2015

Marc Solomon joins Civitas as Principal and National Director

Political strategist and key architect of the marriage equality movement will consult to national advocacy campaigns. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced that Marc Solomon, one of the country’s premier political strategists, is joining the firm as principal and national director. “Marc’s work as lead political strategist of the marriage equality movement has […]

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July 8, 2015

Aileen Kim joining Civitas Public Affairs Group

CHICAGO – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Aileen Kim is joining the firm as an associate in the Chicago office. An experienced operative in Illinois politics, Aileen has worked extensively with the Illinois legislature and was a producer for ABC News in Chicago where she covered politics, national economic issues, and breaking news. […]

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June 24, 2015

Gratitude – a note from Civitas co-founder Bill Smith

Throughout a lifetime, there are only a handful of true societal breakthroughs — pivotal moments that will forever change people’s lives for the better. One of these moments is now at hand as we anticipate a landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that will hopefully affirm the freedom to marry for all Americans. At […]

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