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April 22, 2019

Lucrezia Sanes joins Civitas as Project Coordinator in NYC office

New York, NY – Civitas Public Affairs Group welcomed Lucrezia Sanes to the firm as Project Coordinator in the New York City office this week. Lucrezia brings a combination of electoral campaign, policy and research experience to Civitas. Most recently, she served as a Policy Research Fellow for the City of Providence. Lucrezia earned a […]

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March 11, 2019

Meet Carmen Berkley, our new colleague!

WASHINGTON, DC – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Carmen Berkley, former Managing Director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, is joining the firm’s Washington, DC office as a senior associate. “The first time I met Carmen, she simply illuminated the room. Her combination of smarts, communication skills, and joy elevates ideas and propels change. Civitas […]

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March 1, 2019

The Pipeline Initiative: Key Findings from 2018 Candidate Survey

The Pipeline Initiative engaged Hart Research to direct a multi­phase research project to study the experiences of progressive candidates who ran for local office in 2018 with the goal of improving efforts to effectively recruit and support these “pipeline” candidates in the future. The universe for this research was the product of lists provided by […]

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January 15, 2019

Katherine Grainger promoted to partner, joining Civitas co-founders Patrick Guerriero and Bill Smith to lead one of the nation’s most respected advocacy and public affairs firms.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Katherine Grainger, a sought-after strategist and national thought leader, is being promoted to partner. This is the first time the firm has named a non-founding partner. Katherine will lead Civitas alongside founding partners Bill Smith and Patrick Guerriero. Since joining Civitas seven years ago, Katherine’s legal, policy, and political […]

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December 11, 2018

Marc Solomon in Slate: Progressives Won Key Victories Trying a New Campaign Tactic in 2018. They Can Do Even Better in 2020.

Civitas Principal Marc Solomon is featured in Slate discussing three big victories at the ballot for equal rights and how these campaigns can provide a roadmap for 2020. In the op-ed. Marc looks at at three big victories for equal rights in states across America and how these campaigns can serve as a roadmap for 2020. In Florida, […]

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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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October 24, 2017

Krithika Harish Joins Civitas as Associate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Krithika Harish is joining the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as an associate. “Krithika knows how to mobilize big networks to take actions that advance public policy. Her experience working with global organizations to bridge the gap between grassroots activists and policy makers will be a […]

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September 15, 2017

Becca Guerra Joins Civitas as Senior Associate

NEW YORK – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Becca Guerra, former head of State Voices Florida is joining the firm’s New York office as a senior associate. “Becca has proven she knows how to make real and substantive progress at the state level,” said Katherine Grainger, Civitas principal and managing director of the […]

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June 7, 2017

Denise Feriozzi Joins Civitas as Principal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Civitas Public Affairs Group announced today that Denise Feriozzi, one of the country’s leading campaign strategists with an expansive network of relationships with political leaders and elected officials across America, is joining the firm as a principal. She will be based in Civitas’ Washington, D.C. office. “Denise Feriozzi is a first rate, […]

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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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