The Raben Group

The Raben Group We believe the best approach to complex public policy challenges is to understand them from the ground up – carefully considering the client, the substantive issues, the political environment, and the audiences our clients must reach to attain their objectives.
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From our founding in 2001 by former Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben, The Raben Group has grown to more than 80 employees with offices and staff in Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, El Paso, Cleveland, Detroit, Nashville, and Dallas. Our clients take advantage of a tailored suite of services including policy development, direct lobbying, coalition building, grass-tops campaigns, political counsel, and strategic communications. We pride ourselves on a unique approach that is unusually substantive and creative. Working with both Republican and Democratic Congresses and presidential administrations, we have used our range of experience, insight, and access to help our clients set and achieve their goals in fields as diverse as intellectual property, labor, health, education, financial services, multiculturalism, constitutional law, and social justice. We are united not only by our interest in public policy but by our shared values. Many of us volunteer for philanthropic organizations. Others serve on the boards of national and local nonprofits. As a firm, we help organize charity events and endeavor to donate a certain amount of our time to pro bono projects. We believe in treating people with honesty, courtesy, and respect. And we always keep our sense of humor.

Mission: The Raben Group is the nation’s largest majority-minority public affairs, strategic communications, and organizational consulting firm. With offices in Washington, DC; Los Angeles; New York City; Cincinnati, OH; and El Paso, TX, we are committed to solving problems and inspiring change across the corporate, nonprofit, foundation, and government sectors. Our practice areas include Government Affairs, Media & Communications, Issue Campaigns, Strategic Planning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Social Impact Entertainment. We lead by example, we support the values of our clients, and we believe in leaving the world in a better place than when we found it.

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The Raben Group is proud to announce that our Robert Raben, Estuardo V. Rodriguez, and Larry Gonzalez have been named to...
12/10/2020

The Raben Group is proud to announce that our Robert Raben, Estuardo V. Rodriguez, and Larry Gonzalez have been named to The Hill's "Top Lobbyists: Hired Guns" list for 2020!! bit.ly/3n6QElv

American Latino Museum
11/17/2020
American Latino Museum

American Latino Museum

TODAY at 10am ET, the Senate Rules Committee will hold a hearing on our legislation for a #LatinoMuseumNow. We have never been closer to making our vision for a museum a reality - it is time for the Senate to pass this bipartisan bill to honor centuries of American Latino history.

Join our Board Chairman Danny Vargas and Board Member Cici Rojas as they testify during the hearing. Tune in today! https://www.rules.senate.gov/hearings/hearing-to-review-s959-smithsonian-american-womens-history-museum-act-and-s1267-national-museum-of-the-american-latino-act

Raben Founding Principal Larry Gonzalez has been named as one of the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics' (NILE) ...
11/10/2020

Raben Founding Principal Larry Gonzalez has been named as one of the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics' (NILE) 2020 Top Lobbyists! Larry was one of 16 large firm lobbyists recognized for their impact.

Each nominee’s identifying information was redacted from their nomination form and considered via a blind judging process. NILE wanted this process to be based solely on merit.

¡Felicidades Larry!

https://lobbyinginstitute.com/2020/11/10/2020-top-lobbyist-recipients-announced/

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!
11/03/2020

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!

Raben Director Diego Sanchez and his partner dropping off their mail-in ballot in D.C.
11/03/2020

Raben Director Diego Sanchez and his partner dropping off their mail-in ballot in D.C.

Rebenite Cristina Hernandez Brown is a proud MD early voter!
11/03/2020

Rebenite Cristina Hernandez Brown is a proud MD early voter!

Rabenite Maria Beltran proudly shows off her "I VOTED" sticker (as well as repping the newly-minted World Series Champs!...
11/03/2020

Rabenite Maria Beltran proudly shows off her "I VOTED" sticker (as well as repping the newly-minted World Series Champs!).

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!
11/03/2020

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!
11/03/2020

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!
10/30/2020

Rabens put on their masks to vote in the 2020 election!

What's at stake for California, and the nation, as voters make their decision about Proposition 16?Against the backdrop ...
10/19/2020
The Case for Bringing Back Affirmative Action

What's at stake for California, and the nation, as voters make their decision about Proposition 16?

Against the backdrop of the national reckoning on racial injustice, voters in California will decide whether to reinstate affirmative action in public employment, education, and contracting by voting on Proposition 16 in the upcoming election. How has its predecessor, Proposition 209 — which banned affirmative action in 1996 — impacted communities of color in the past quarter of a century and what’s at stake for California, and the nation, as voters make their decision about Proposition 16?

Join us and our friends at The Campaign for College Opportunity on October 20 for this important and timely conversation with its president, Michele Siqueiros; Vincent Pan, co-executive director at Chinese for Affirmative Action; Eva Paterson, president at Equal Justice Society; and Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Michael Torra, principal at The Raben Group, will moderate the discussion.

What's at stake for California, and the nation, as voters make their decision about Proposition 16?

A must-listen to interview between Raben Founder Robert Raben and Slate.com’s Dahlia Lithwick on next week’s Supreme Cou...
10/10/2020
What Senate Democrats Need to Do Next Week

A must-listen to interview between Raben Founder Robert Raben and Slate.com’s Dahlia Lithwick on next week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Tune into this week’s episode of the “Amicus” podcast for a frank and real discussion on political strategy — what progressives and conservatives have historically done differently on federal judicial nominations, and a thesis for effective strategy, branding and action in the years to come.

Judicial nominations are political. Why has it taken Democrats decades to figure that out?

10/06/2020
Latinos for a Fair Judiciary

Tune in now!

Join Latinos for a Fair Judiciary for a virtual discussion on what’s at stake for the Latino community as the GOP led Senate attempts to rush through a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Supreme Court rulings on health care, education, voting rights, affirmative action, immigration and worker's rights have had long-lasting and far-reaching impacts on the lives of Latino families, for better or for worse.

The U.S. is going through a seismic shift in public opinion about policing. A recent poll found Americans were more trou...
09/21/2020
From Rodney King to George Floyd: The Evolution of Policing in America

The U.S. is going through a seismic shift in public opinion about policing. A recent poll found Americans were more troubled by the actions of the police by a more than two-to-one margin — but, how did we get here?

On September 22, join us for a discussion with Roy L. Austin, an alumnus of the Obama administration with extensive experience investigating and prosecuting hate crime and police brutality cases around the country, as he explains how we got here on policing from Rodney King to today. Justin Wilson, director at The Raben Group, will moderate.

The U.S. is going through a seismic shift in public opinion about policing.

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg, cosmically dying on Rosh Hashanah, leaves an enormous legacy — and a part of that is she'd like us...
09/19/2020
How We Fight in Honor of Justice Ginsburg

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg, cosmically dying on Rosh Hashanah, leaves an enormous legacy — and a part of that is she'd like us to fight like hell for her. For the tens of millions of women for whom she meant the world."

Our Robert Raben has ideas on how we do that.

My mother is 91, and Jewish. When I told her Justice Ginsburg died, she wept. I haven't seen my mother cry much since my father, her husband of 64 years, died seven years ago.

08/20/2020
They're 'ALL IN'

Political strategist and social activist L. Joy Williams, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, and Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés will join us to discuss the new documentary, All In: The Fight for Democracy. Set to premiere on September 9 in select theaters and globally on September 18 on Amazon Prime, Garbus and Cortés’ film exposes voter suppression as an insidious problem that has corrupted our democracy from the inception of our Nation. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.

08/20/2020
Made in America: What's Next for Dreamers, Asylum Seekers, and the Immigration Reform Movement?

The uncertainty for millions of Americans, immigrants and mixed-status families in the U.S. over the last three and a half years has been unprecedented. From attempts to terminate DACA to the termination of TPS programs for thousands of vulnerable immigrants to the reduction of the number of refugees allowed into the country, the U.S. under this Administration has been clear about who they do NOT want here. Yet, the U.S. also relies heavily on the immigrant workforce in the areas of agriculture to care giving, to service sectors, as well as science and tech, and more. Join us for a conversation with Julissa Arce, author, immigrants rights advocate and poet, and Greisa Martinez, Executive Director, United We Dream. The road has been rough, but leaders of the immigrant and Dreamer movement persist. In fact, support for DACA recipients has grown. What has changed? What can we expect in the next Congress? And, will the SCOTUS be there for us, again?

08/20/2020
The Low Down: A conversation about the importance of local elections

Power. A pipeline. Progress. That’s what we find when we go down-ballot, but we still don’t give enough attention to down-ballot races. Join us as some of America’s most promising young progressive voices share their experience as down-ballot candidates and the value in communities engaging beyond the top of the ticket.

08/20/2020
Messaging Makes a Movement

Using both memorable and milk-toast examples to guide the discussion, industry experts will perform a messaging autopsy on the campaigns that led us to mobilize and the ones that despite their importance, left us sitting at home. This will be a timely and much-needed discussion as we consider messaging the movements that will lead to a more just and equitable nation.

08/20/2020
What Should Black America Demand in the First 100 Days and Beyond?

The nation’s racial equity leaders continue to spotlight a hard truth: since America's founding, exclusion has been a defining characteristic of our country, undermining the very strength of our democracy. That exclusion is evident in the enduring policy decisions that have long harmed Black people and resulted in ever-widening racial disparities in employment, health, wealth, and education. It is a painful – and hopeful – time. A Black woman is making history as she joins a major-party presidential ticket just as a growing number of national and local leaders are speaking the truth about systemic racism and taking concrete steps to dismantle it.

But how do we translate this energy and momentum into a meaningful national agenda for Black America? How do we hold the next administration accountable – in the midst of an economic and public health catastrophe – to not only center Black people but to pursue racial equity in a way that benefits everyone? Join some of the nation’s leading civil rights and racial equity voices for a discussion of what the first 100 Days of the next administration – and beyond – should address and what we can expect the people marching will demand.

08/19/2020
Courting Our Future

Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent for The Nation; Elizabeth Wydra, CAC President; and Elliot Williams, CNN Legal Correspondent & Raben Group Principal will discuss the importance of the federal judiciary to the progressive policy agenda.

08/19/2020
Dismantle, Change, Build: Embodying the Spiritual Imperative of Our Times

...are we brave enough to imagine beyond the boundaries of “the real” and then do the hard work of sculpting reality from our dreams? – Walidah Imarisha

What is the spiritual imperative to change, build, and dismantle the systems of oppression that have led to so much violence, death, and deprivation in our world? We have brought together a group of powerful spiritual leaders who have been imagining and creating new spaces of belonging where the chasm between the change we long for and our capacity to make that change can be bridged. The systems of racial injustice, economic inequality and environmental degradation currently plaguing our national and global existence are not inevitable but to change them we have to commit to a new spiritual imperative this election cycle and beyond. This conversation will not just inspire you but will offer tangible suggestions for how we build the world we want not in the distant future but now.

08/19/2020
Moving Forward Amid the Torrent: A fireside chat with Alexis McGill Johnson

Moderated by attorney, podcaster, and Raben Group Director Abigail Omojola, this conversation Alexis McGill Johnson will dive into how basic healthcare needs of women have become one of the most divisive political issues of our time and how an organization like Planned Parenthood is able to stay focused on its mission amid the tweets and attacks.

08/18/2020
AIDS vs. COVID-19: How Painful Lessons Should Shape Today's Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as one of the worst public health crises the nation has ever faced. To make matters worse, the nation's current handling of the crisis has resulted in COVID-19 having a disproportionate impact on minorities and other historically marginalized communities. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, is not the first mysterious globe-spanning disease to ravage the country and fall unevenly upon our communities. This conversation among LGBTQ journalists, historians, and advocates will explore the government and medical response to COVID-19 compared to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic, as well as dive deep into the hard lessons the LGBTQ community was forced to learn, and how those lessons can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

08/18/2020
Who Decides? Making the Choice for our Children

While the current pandemic raises issues about how we provide a high-quality education for all students in a crisis, the question of how to provide equitable opportunities for all students, especially Black, Latinx and low-income students, is not a new one. Recently polling shows that a majority of Black and Latinx parents support charter schools; the very schools that serve a disproportionately high number of low-income students and Black and Latinx students. Please join us to hear directly from charter students, parents and school leaders about why they chose their school and what their schools are doing to provide a high quality education to all of their students.

08/18/2020
Unlock the Box | More than the Police: Criminal Justice Reform from the View of Survivors

Unlock the Box, a campaign to end the use of solitary confinement in America's prison system, brings activists and artists Johnny Perez and Reginald Dwayne Betts together to discuss the necessity of broadening the criminal justice reform debate beyond just policing to include both the judicial and correctional system.

Join us as these survivors of incarceration and solitary confinement provide a glimpse into their life’s work to blow up the culture of the correctional system and declare solitary confinement inhumane.

08/18/2020
Future Flow: Climate Change & Migration

The magnitude of climate change is forcing us to rethink our traditional approach to migrants and those seeking refuge, how we center people of color in creating solutions to address the impacts of climate change; and how we build a new movement that demands more from our elected officials in solving the climate crisis in 2020 and beyond. This conversation will highlight how Black/Indigenous/people of color are being displaced across the globe by climate change and how they are springing into action.

During the Democratic National Convention, join a virtual panel sponsored by our friends at the Auburn Seminary that wil...
08/14/2020

During the Democratic National Convention, join a virtual panel sponsored by our friends at the Auburn Seminary that will featurespiritual leaders and thinkers who are creating new spaces of belonging and bridging the chasm between the change we long for and our capacity to make it happen.

Register at https://bit.ly/3kGbGXl and join us on Aug. 18 at noon ET.

How can we contribute to a new national narrative that will dismantle mass incarceration and build healthy, resilient co...
08/14/2020
Justice on the Trail: The Future of Justice and Democracy

How can we contribute to a new national narrative that will dismantle mass incarceration and build healthy, resilient communities?

Join criminal justice advocates from Columbia Justice Lab, Yale University School of Medicine, Eviction Lab, Harvard University Center for Ethics & College & Community Fellowship as they answer these pressing questions and reimagine justice.

Don't miss the conversation on Aug. 18 at 3p ET!

Leaders, influencers, and policymakers from across the progressive spectrum, engaging in sharp dialogue that advances all of our thinking.

The magnitude of climate change is forcing us to rethink our traditional approach to migrants and those seeking refuge. ...
08/14/2020
Future Flow: The People, Politics, and Policies of Rising Tides

The magnitude of climate change is forcing us to rethink our traditional approach to migrants and those seeking refuge.

Poet Jordan Sanchez, Mustafa Santiago Ali of National Wildlife Federation Chief Shirell-Parfait Dardar & Nate Mook of World Central Kitchen will join our #RabenRespite2020 next week to discuss!

Register for the Aug. 18, 10:30a ET event 👇👇

Leaders, influencers, and policymakers from across the progressive spectrum, engaging in sharp dialogue that advances all of our thinking.

The Democratic National Convention​ is almost here and we are ready with three days of boundary-pushing conversations wi...
08/13/2020

The Democratic National Convention​ is almost here and we are ready with three days of boundary-pushing conversations with leading progressive voices.

Learn more and RSVP at http://rabenrespite.com before next week's event!

06/23/2020
#ShowingUp: Patty First

In today's #ShowingUp video, Raben Founding Principal Patty First speaks about how to make the world around us work for everyone and making all spaces, big and small, personal and communal, ready for everyone to thrive.

06/23/2020
#ShowingUp: Patty First

In today's #ShowingUp video, Raben Founding Principal Patty First speaks about how to make the world around us work for everyone and making all spaces, big and small, personal and communal, ready for everyone to thrive.

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The Raben Group is the nation’s largest majority-minority public affairs, strategic communications, and organizational consulting firm. With offices in Washington, DC; Los Angeles; New York City; Cleveland, OH; and El Paso, TX, we are committed to solving problems and inspiring change across the corporate, nonprofit, foundation, and government sectors.

Our practice areas include Government Affairs, Media & Communications, Issue Campaigns, Strategic Planning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Social Impact Entertainment. We lead by example, we support the values of our clients, and we believe in leaving the world in a better place than when we found it. And we always keep our sense of humor.

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