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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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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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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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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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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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