News & Releases

June 13, 2016


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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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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May 27, 2014

Laura Ricketts Named Board Chair of LPAC

Congratulations to our friends at the Lesbian Political Action Committee (LPAC) on the news that Laura Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, will serve as board chair. Ricketts is the first openly gay woman owner of a major league. Lesbian PAC to endorse 15 Democrats  

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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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