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3 Big Ideas to Guide Government Affairs in Uncertain Times

By Diego Rivera | July 30, 2021

Today’s political landscape is filled with uncertainty. Will America recover from the COVID pandemic this year? Will Republicans retake one or both chambers of Congress next year? Will former president Trump run again in 2024? Can the Biden administration advance its agenda? Every one of these questions has massive policy implications across multiple industries, and…

GOTV 2021: Warm Up Your Team for the 2022 Midterms

By Diego Rivera | July 16, 2021

Every government relations professional knows that the 2022 midterm elections will be a hard-fought showdown that could reshape the political landscape. The party that controls Congress will steer the legislative agenda for years and impact the presidential race in 2024. But what about this year’s elections? While 2021 is an off-year, there are still Congressional…

5 Ways to Boost Engagement Right Now

By Diego Rivera | July 9, 2021

With half the year in our rearview mirror and the summer slowdown just ahead, this is a good time for government relations teams to assess performance and make adjustments.  How has your legislative program fared? How will it do between now and the start of the election early next year? If you had to defend…

7 Steps You Can Take When Your Bill Is On Hold

By Diego Rivera | June 30, 2021

Whether you work for a company, an association or a nonprofit, the reality is the same in most government affairs shops: there are more bills on hold than there are in play. The question is what to do about it. When a bill is in motion, the needs are often straightforward. You are counting votes,…

Legislative Tracking Has Never Been More Important

By Diego Rivera | June 18, 2021

U.S. elections could change more this year than they have in the past decade thanks to dozens of state bills that could impact voting rights in next year’s election, some constricting ballot access and some expanding it.  Fully 389 restrictive bills have been introduced in 48 states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. At…

Analysis: How PACS in Your Industry Are Faring This Cycle

By Diego Rivera | June 11, 2021

As companies reach the halfway point in 2021, political action committees representing some of America’s most important industries—energy, financial services, healthcare, technology, retail and transportation—have raised tens of millions of dollars this year to help shape the policies that govern America’s recovery. While many corporate government relations teams were simply focused on survival last year,…

Women Must Raise 29% More to Win in Congress

By Diego Rivera | June 11, 2021

  Women who run for Congress must raise an average of 29 percent more than men in order to win their seats, according to a Phone2Action analysis of 170 House races in which women faced off against men in the 2020 election cycle. While women are prolific fundraisers—some, like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are among the…

Build an Email Advocacy Program for 2021, not 2001.

By Nate May | June 10, 2021

COVID-19 has changed the way that advocacy works. The level of sophistication from corporations, non-profits, and trade associations in how they’ve digitized and virtualized their government relations and public affairs in a short amount of time is inspiring. Phone2Action has been proud to be a part of the change to help empower the movements that…

Pride Month: LGBTQ Diversity in Congress

By Diego Rivera | June 1, 2021

As we kick off this year’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month, there are more lesbian, gay and bisexual people serving in Congress than at any other time in U.S. history. To honor their service, Phone2Action is proud to release a Guide to LGBTQ+ Members of Congress. In the wake of last year’s protests over racial equality, diversity…

Why I Joined Phone2Action

By Steven Schneider | May 27, 2021

I never expected to write this post, at least not this year. In February, I worked my last day at Logi Analytics, the company where I spent more than a decade in leadership roles before taking the helm as CEO. My departure marked the end of a big chapter in my life. I fully intended…