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Impact – September 2023


September 2023

The country’s collective apathy is palpable, and it may be tempting to ignore the 2024 presidential race altogether. Don’t. That contest will lay the foundation for which party voters support further down the ballot. Nathan Gonzales examines everything that’s on the line.

Policy can be “wonky and complex,” making it challenging for any one federal or state legislator to understand the intricacies of your organization’s mission or issue. Learn how having a specialized policy comms practice might be the answer, and who is doing it with success.


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When Fred Rogers appeared before a Senate subcommittee in 1969 to discuss federal funding for public broadcasting, he didn’t just talk numbers, he talked from the heart. Read on for actionable advice on public speaking that engages your audience. Hint: Be kind to them.

The director of federal affairs at Everytown for Gun Safety discusses the critical work of reducing gun violence and how to elevate conversations around important issues. He also shares the story of his cross-country road trip that never was and his love of a very special New York neighborhood.


While the federal government slows its legislative action, states keep pace with over 100,000 bills introduced this year!

When it comes to online trolls, causing pain seems to be their singular aim. But like them or not, they are part of the political discourse across media formats. So, is ignoring online antagonists and hoping they go away really the wisest course?

Stay in the loop on the latest moves in public affairs! With new roles at Tyson Foods, National Multifamily Housing Council, LG Electronics and Gilead Sciences to name a few, see what those in your network are up to and where they’re landing.

EDITOR: Alan Pell Crawford
ART DIRECTOR: Conrad Tolosa
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Madalyn Flood, Helen Taylor
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Karla Chiang-Solis

Published September 2023
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