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April 27, 2021

Celine Mizrahi joins Civitas as Principal

NEW YORK — Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Celine Mizrahi, whose impressive career includes advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels of government, is joining the firm as a Principal. She will be based in Civitas’ New York City office. “I have had the privilege of working with Celine throughout her career. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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