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The Raben Group We pride ourselves on a unique approach that is unusually substantive and creative. Many of us volunteer for philanthropic organizations.

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. From our founding in 2001 by former Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben, The Raben Group has grown to more than 80 employees with offi

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. From our founding in 2001 by former Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben, The Raben Group has grown to more than 80 employees with offi

Operating as usual

“I was physically present at yesterday's signing ceremony, as I was at the birth of the monster that necessitated it, bu...
12/14/2022
I Remember the Journey to "Love Wins"

“I was physically present at yesterday's signing ceremony, as I was at the birth of the monster that necessitated it, but yesterday's tears were differently motivated.

“When Congress and President Clinton codified needless bigotry in 1996, I was the just recently out[ed] Democratic counsel on the Constitution Subcommittee, charged with opposing this lightning strike of hatred. Openly gay Congressman Barney Frank was put front and center by squeamish Democrats happy to have him take body blow after body blow from impure, smug, and self-righteous conservative members of Congress, perfectly comfortable regulating, well, us.

“Yesterday, for me, was a trip down memory lane that required a seat belt, if not Percocet.”

Robert Raben shares his journey to “Love Wins,” including a look at his time as the just out[ed] Dem counsel charged with opposing DOMA. read it below.

President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act yesterday, repealing the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and providing statutory protection for a broad assortment of marriages – in*******al, interethnic, and gay — as long as the marriage involves only two consenting adults.

We formally recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month once a year, acknowledging how generations of Hispanic Americans ...
11/30/2022
Celebrating, reflecting and looking to the future after National Hispanic Heritage Month - Roll Call

We formally recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month once a year, acknowledging how generations of Hispanic Americans have influenced and contributed to our nation.

But it doesn’t have to end when that month is over.

Founding Principal Larry Gonzalez joined Equal Time with Mary C. Curtis to discuss key issues facing Hispanic Americans. Give it a listen:

Larry Gonzalez and Teresa Puente join the Equal Time podcast to discuss National Hispanic Heritage Month and challenges facing the community.

11/29/2022
After Roe

Kentucky voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot initiative that would have amended the state constitution to state that Kentuckians have no right to an abortion.

Michigan voters were presented with a ballot initiative to codify reproductive rights by adding protections to the state constitution rather than taking them away. Michiganders voted in favor of the initiative.

So, why are these results notable?

We discuss this and more in our After Roe newsletter:

ICYMI: Our founder Robert Raben appeared on  with Kathy Grillo to discuss our team’s approach to transcending cultural b...
11/28/2022
Kathleen Grillo on LinkedIn:

ICYMI: Our founder Robert Raben appeared on with Kathy Grillo to discuss our team’s approach to transcending cultural bias, the most courageous conversation he didn’t have, his love for the show Veep (!) and more.

Watch here:

is back! I was thrilled to interview Robert Raben for my video series on leadership. He’s an exceptional leader who founded and heads The Raben…

11/24/2022

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving from all of us here at The Raben Group!

Please join us in celebrating Raben Principal Jeremy Paris, who led a volunteer voter protection effort in Ohio on Elect...
11/22/2022

Please join us in celebrating Raben Principal Jeremy Paris, who led a volunteer voter protection effort in Ohio on Election Day — recruiting, training, and assigning poll observers to help ensure over a million voters in Cuyahoga County knew their rights and were not denied their ballot.

What a sacred duty. Thank you for your work, Jeremy!

We seek a Chief Operating Officer to build and scale The Raben Group’s internal systems and talent capacities to support...
11/22/2022

We seek a Chief Operating Officer to build and scale The Raben Group’s internal systems and talent capacities to support the firm’s long-term growth, sustainability, and effectiveness. Our successful candidate will be a strategist, able to align external brand and impact with internal systems and structures, in a manner that sustains and strengthens the firm’s unique culture. They will have strong leadership abilities, relevant contextual knowledge, and hands-on experience in managing the internal operations of a dynamic, fast-paced growing enterprise, and intellectual engagement in organizational strategy and leadership.

Learn more and apply -> https://bit.ly/3UYkglZ

11/21/2022
“For The Win” Podcast «

Héctor Sánchez Barba of Mi Familia Vota joined our For the Win podcast for an important conversation on misinformation in Spanish-Language media.

Listen here:

“For The Win” Podcast There are a lot of political podcasts, but For The Win is very different. The new podcast — powered by Raben and hosted by Yochi Dreazen, Elliot Williams, and Abigail Omojola — doesn’t just focus on the latest news or scandal. Instead, it talks about how to fight back...

Congratulations to our Founding Principal, Larry Gonzalez, who was recognized as a Top Lobbyist 2022 by the National Ins...
11/19/2022

Congratulations to our Founding Principal, Larry Gonzalez, who was recognized as a Top Lobbyist 2022 by the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics.

Larry was one of only 100 lobbyists — at all levels of government — to be recognized by his peers for his continued impact and success, and this is certainly a very well-deserved honor!

11/18/2022
We Got This. «

Now that the midterm elections are (nearly) behind us, it’s time to reflect.

Few of us expected the sustained support of so many voters, however they identified, voting Democratic in so many places. Few of us cut through the constructed fog of conventional wisdom.

Our very own Robert Raben shares some reminders and takeaways from this year’s better-than-expected midterm:

Nov 18, 2022 We Got This. Politics define the debate, and the conflict, for power. At Raben, we are organized to help shift our country toward a public policy that is more supportive of women, people of color, the disabled, LGBTQ, and many others. And so we are deeply focused on politics — the fig...

We’re pleased to share that Principal & Co-Founder Estuardo V. Rodriguez has been invited into the membership of The Cou...
11/02/2022

We’re pleased to share that Principal & Co-Founder Estuardo V. Rodriguez has been invited into the membership of The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

The Council is a world-renowned independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher, whose members are political thought leaders from all areas of academia, government and the private sector.

We applaud Estuardo's membership as well as his remarkable achievements in public affairs.

Election Day is just one week away. Make sure you’ve got a plan to cast your ballot, if you haven’t already. For more in...
11/01/2022
Everything You Need to Vote - Vote.org

Election Day is just one week away. Make sure you’ve got a plan to cast your ballot, if you haven’t already. For more information, visit

Register to vote. Check your registration status. Get your absentee ballot. Fast, free, easy, secure, nonpartisan.

Our colleague Carla Pierre Rynerson was promoted to director in our Government Affairs practice this month. Our clients ...
10/31/2022

Our colleague Carla Pierre Rynerson was promoted to director in our Government Affairs practice this month.

Our clients love Carla for her smarts and resourcefulness, but she's also a prime example of what our firm is about.

Carla is a Dreamer who came to the US with her family at age 13. We all benefit when fair public policies create opportunities for everyone to contribute. Congrats Carla!

09/20/2022
With Gratitude «

With Gratitude «

Sep 20, 2022 With Gratitude The movement for social justice for me became clear in third grade, at Madie Ives Elementary School in Florida when the mother of an eight-year-old named Kelsey attempted to integrate my thus far segregated elementary school. At the time, the parents in our school did wha...

We’re celebrating 20 fulfilling years of serving clients who share our passion for making America a more equitable place...
09/20/2022

We’re celebrating 20 fulfilling years of serving clients who share our passion for making America a more equitable place, and the people power that helped us get there.

Our founder, Robert Raben, takes a look at exactly what that has meant for him in a letter to our team.

Justice demands accountability in whatever time is left. This principle has guided America’s policy in extraditing elder...
08/11/2022

Justice demands accountability in whatever time is left. This principle has guided America’s policy in extraditing elderly Holocaust perpetrators in the belief that they must pay for their crimes however — and whenever — possible.

Yet, we have again failed Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was brutally lynched and murdered after a white woman falsely accused him of harassing her in 1955. The revelation this summer of a 1955 warrant for her arrest gave hope to Till’s family that justice might finally be served. But it was announced Tuesday that a grand jury had declined to indict her.

What does this say about us? Our society? Take a moment to read this NBC News THINK piece by our Robert Raben on the issue. https://nbcnews.to/3SKiPa8

04/11/2022
Who Are Your People? A conversation with Bakari Sellers on his new children's book.

Join us on April 11, 2022, for a conversation between New York Times Bestselling Author and CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers and fellow CNN analyst and Raben Group Principal, Elliot Williams. We will be talking about Bakari’s new children's book "Who Are Your People?,” about the importance of community and the power of representation.

The event will also feature a special virtual reading of the book by some special guest stars…the children of The Raben Group!

Join us on Monday, April 11, for a conversation between New York Times Bestselling Author and CNN political analyst Baka...
04/06/2022
Bakari Sellers: Who Are Your People?

Join us on Monday, April 11, for a conversation between New York Times Bestselling Author and CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers and fellow CNN analyst and Raben Group Principal Elliot Williams. We will be talking about Bakari's new children's book, "Who Are Your People?" which focuses on the importance of community and the power of representation.

The event will also feature a special virtual reading of the book by some special guest stars ... the children of The Raben Group!

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3LuVjJD

Join us for a conversation with Bakari Sellers on his new children's book featuring special guest stars: the children of The Raben Group.

In addition to being a Raben principal, Elliot Williams is a proud dad & husband, CNN Legal Analyst, regular SiriusXM gu...
01/11/2022
Meet the Spring 2022 GU Politics Fellows - McCourt School of Public Policy

In addition to being a Raben principal, Elliot Williams is a proud dad & husband, CNN Legal Analyst, regular SiriusXM guest host, and baker. And now, he's adding one more title to his list: McCourt School of Public Policy - Georgetown University Spring 2022 Fellow!

Elliot will be exploring "Politics and the Law Square Off. Which Wins?" His discussions will be informed by his public service, which includes time as deputy assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Department of Justice and as assistant director for legislative affairs at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Congrats!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/33lq3Mu

Each semester, GU Politics brings in leading practitioners to explore with students how to do politics better.

12/07/2021
Improving End of Life Options: One Law at a Time

Join us and Compassion & Choices on December 7th at 1:30pm ET to learn more about where your state stands on this urgent issue for terminally ill people, how it could impact you or your family, and what we collectively can do at the federal and state level to continue making historic progress on how we can all gain access to compassionate end-of-life medical care in our final days.

The past year has been a historic year for individuals gaining the legal right to decide how they manage their final days. With the passage of a landmark new law in New Mexico and improvements to California's law in 2021, hundreds of terminally ill people each year will be able to avoid needless pain and suffering at the end of life die peacefully on their terms, in their sleep, at home, surrounded by their loved ones. More than 1 in 5 Americans (22%) now have access to the full range of end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Multiple other states are considering similar laws to acknowledge this basic human right.

Congratulations go out to Raben's Estuardo V. Rodriguez, Larry Gonzalez, and Robert Raben for being named to The Hill's ...
12/02/2021

Congratulations go out to Raben's Estuardo V. Rodriguez, Larry Gonzalez, and Robert Raben for being named to The Hill's annual list of top lobbyists!

https://bit.ly/3piJRYk

We're thrilled to announce that Raben Founding Principals Estuardo V. Rodriguez and Larry Gonzalez have been chosen as N...
11/17/2021

We're thrilled to announce that Raben Founding Principals Estuardo V. Rodriguez and Larry Gonzalez have been chosen as National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics Top Lobbyists for 2021!

Everyone chosen as a 2021 Top Lobbyist showed significant success, took an innovative approach to their field, and demonstrated commitment to giving back to their community and profession, as well as adherence to the highest ethical standards.

"In a field dominated by the who's who, NILE aims to recognize those who have been working hard behind the scenes to enact meaningful change."

Please join us in congratulating them!

11/11/2021
Changing Perceptions of Latinos

A strong and recognized American Latino leads to a strong American economy🇺🇸

Join The Raben Group and Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino on Veterans Day at 2:15 pm ET to honor Latino and Latina veterans and discuss how we can change the current perceptions of our Latino community with Gloria Calderon Kellett, Mariana Atencio, Ana Valdez, Esther Aguilera, Danny Vargas, and Estuardo Rodriguez.

Thank you to our presenting partners, Target and AARP, for making this event possible!

Register to attend today: bit.ly/latinoperceptions1111.

We are proud to formally announce the addition of an awe-inspiring group of individuals to the Raben team. We are excite...
07/08/2021

We are proud to formally announce the addition of an awe-inspiring group of individuals to the Raben team. We are excited for them to share their talents with us and our clients as we continue to drive forward a more inclusive and progressive agenda.

Social and racial justice, climate, wealth equity, diversity, and health access — these are just a few policy debates for which we find ourselves on the front lines. These are the issues that we have committed ourselves to on behalf of our clients and allies for almost two decades. As many of you know, the opportunity to contribute to significant policy change is now. To do that, we must pull from the deep bench of those who have made these issues central to their character and their life's work.

Meet them all! https://therabengroup.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/8DA45C3054A8D9CF2540EF23F30FEDED

Today is National Gun Violence Prevention Day, which is the kickoff to  weekend. This year, Raben staff, family, and pet...
06/04/2021

Today is National Gun Violence Prevention Day, which is the kickoff to weekend. This year, Raben staff, family, and pets wear orange in honor of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who was shot and killed in 2013, only a week after performing at President Obama’s inauguration.

Our client Everytown for Gun Safety is leading the effort for Wear Orange weekend — an especially important initiative with gun violence on a tragic increase this year.

A Pride Month message from our founder, Robert Raben. "Google Doodle honored Frank Kameny this week."Which is astounding...
06/03/2021
Google Doodle

A Pride Month message from our founder, Robert Raben.

"Google Doodle honored Frank Kameny this week.

"Which is astounding.

"To those of us over 50, for most of our adult lives, Frank was a complete pariah. Shunned by polite society, arrested, even those of us who later were involved with pushing for gay rights kept him at bay, for many reasons.

"Frank was openly gay when it was criminal, at best. He invented the phrase "gay is good," led the charge to make the American Psychiatric Association take homosexuality out of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and sued the federal government for reinstatement after he was fired.

"Those are just the highlights. There was more."

Read his full note at the link below.

To those of us over 50, for most of our adult lives, Frank was a complete pariah. Shunned by polite society, arrested, even those of us who later were involved with pushing for gay rights kept him at bay, for many reasons.  

How were Democrats able to come together to defeat an incumbent president, in the remarkable period in history that was ...
05/18/2021
Democrats’ "Battle for the Soul": How they won in 2020 — book talk!!

How were Democrats able to come together to defeat an incumbent president, in the remarkable period in history that was 2020?

RSVP to join us on May 26 for a one-on-one conversation with Edward-Isaac Dovere, political correspondent for The Atlantic and author of the new book, "Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump," a titillating account of Democrats' ideological journey since Barack Obama's presidency, through the 2020 election. Raben Principal Jessica McCall will guide the discussion.

How were Democrats able to come together to defeat an incumbent president, in the remarkable period in history that was 2020?

Where does Jaime Harrison see the Democratic Party going, and what are the issues the DNC is emphasizing as it looks to ...
04/20/2021
The Future of Blue: Making New History in the Dem. Party w/ Jaime Harrison

Where does Jaime Harrison see the Democratic Party going, and what are the issues the DNC is emphasizing as it looks to win in the future? Join us on April 26 at 2 pm ET to find out!

The end of April 2021 marks the first 100 days of the groundbreaking Biden-Harris administration. While most Democrats will take stock of the progress made so far — and the work still left to do — one person, in particular, must look beyond and concentrate on the future of the Democratic Party. Jaime Harrison, the chair of the Democratic Party, needs to keep a razor-sharp focus on the 2022 midterms and 2024 presidential race, and on paving a path that ensures the Democratic Party’s long-term success.

Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Harrison and Raben Principal Elliot Williams for insight into the party’s future. RSVP below!

Where does Jaime Harrison see the Democratic Party going, and what are the issues the DNC is emphasizing as it looks to win in the future?

The racial hate crimes and murders in Atlanta are part of an unacceptably broader pattern in America, with deep historic...
03/18/2021
Countering Hate Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The racial hate crimes and murders in Atlanta are part of an unacceptably broader pattern in America, with deep historical roots. Over the past year, there has been a clear spike in first-hand accounts of violent anti-Asian hate incidents and other forms of harassment, including a significant number targeting Asian American elders. What trends — including racist rhetoric from political leaders — have fueled it? And what more should advocates and current leaders do to interrupt these patterns of discrimination and hatred?

Join a panel of leading experts and advocates to understand what role we can all play in countering hate against the AAPI community, and gain a deeper understanding of the resources and tools everyone can access to help in this moment. We will be joined by Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action; Margaret Huang, president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center; and Manjusha Kulkarni, executive director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, for our discussion.

Join a panel of leading experts and advocates to understand what role we can all play in countering hate against the AAPI community.

Join us for a virtual discussion with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), chair of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommitt...
03/09/2021
Shaping a Progressive Federal Judiciary with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Join us for a virtual discussion with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), chair of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Courts, on how to shape a progressive and diverse federal judiciary and combat right-wing court capture.

Committee for a Fair Judiciary Executive Director and Raben Principal Jeremy Paris will host the one-on-one discussion. RSVP below!

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse discusses how to shape a progressive and diverse federal judiciary and combat right-wing court capture.

As the U.S. continues to diversify in both its racial and religious make up, how have various religious traditions worke...
02/16/2021
Faith & the Family: Exploring faith as a core of the Black family

As the U.S. continues to diversify in both its racial and religious make up, how have various religious traditions worked to incorporate Black families into their communal life?

We are excited for our next on February 23 at 1p ET! Join us for a compelling conversation on the role religion plays in today's Black families. We'll be joined by Jewish Federations of North America’s Isaiah Rothstein, Howard University School of Divinity’s Dr. Yolanda Pierce & .L.M.’s (Intellect Love Mercy) Umar Hakim Dey for a dynamic panel moderated by Raben Principal Jessica McCall. RSVP-> bit.ly/378LsaQ

As the U.S. continues to diversify in racial & religious make up, how have various religious traditions incorporated Black families?

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

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In addition to being a Raben principal, Elliot Williams is a proud dad & husband, CNN Legal Analyst, regular SiriusXM guest host, and baker. And now, he's adding one more title to his list: McCourt School of Public Policy - Georgetown University Spring 2022 Fellow!

Elliot will be exploring "Politics and the Law Square Off. Which Wins?" His discussions will be informed by his public service, which includes time as deputy assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Department of Justice and as assistant director for legislative affairs at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Congrats!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/33lq3Mu
Join us and Compassion & Choices on December 7th at 1:30pm ET to learn more about where your state stands on this urgent issue for terminally ill people, how it could impact you or your family, and what we collectively can do at the federal and state level to continue making historic progress on how we can all gain access to compassionate end-of-life medical care in our final days.

The past year has been a historic year for individuals gaining the legal right to decide how they manage their final days. With the passage of a landmark new law in New Mexico and improvements to California's law in 2021, hundreds of terminally ill people each year will be able to avoid needless pain and suffering at the end of life die peacefully on their terms, in their sleep, at home, surrounded by their loved ones. More than 1 in 5 Americans (22%) now have access to the full range of end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Multiple other states are considering similar laws to acknowledge this basic human right.
Join us and Compassion & Choices on December 7th at 1:30pm ET to learn more about where your state stands on this urgent issue for terminally ill people, how it could impact you or your family, and what we collectively can do at the federal and state level to continue making historic progress on how we can all gain access to compassionate end-of-life medical care in our final days.

The past year has been a historic year for individuals gaining the legal right to decide how they manage their final days. With the passage of a landmark new law in New Mexico and improvements to California's law in 2021, hundreds of terminally ill people each year will be able to avoid needless pain and suffering at the end of life die peacefully on their terms, in their sleep, at home, surrounded by their loved ones. More than 1 in 5 Americans (22%) now have access to the full range of end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Multiple other states are considering similar laws to acknowledge this basic human right.
Congratulations go out to Raben's Estuardo V. Rodriguez, Larry Gonzalez, and Robert Raben for being named to The Hill's annual list of top lobbyists!

https://bit.ly/3piJRYk
We're thrilled to announce that Raben Founding Principals Estuardo V. Rodriguez and Larry Gonzalez have been chosen as National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics Top Lobbyists for 2021!

Everyone chosen as a 2021 Top Lobbyist showed significant success, took an innovative approach to their field, and demonstrated commitment to giving back to their community and profession, as well as adherence to the highest ethical standards.

"In a field dominated by the who's who, NILE aims to recognize those who have been working hard behind the scenes to enact meaningful change."

Please join us in congratulating them!
A strong and recognized American Latino leads to a strong American economy🇺🇸

Join The Raben Group and Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino on Veterans Day at 2:15 pm ET to honor Latino and Latina veterans and discuss how we can change the current perceptions of our Latino community with Gloria Calderon Kellett, Mariana Atencio, Ana Valdez, Esther Aguilera, Danny Vargas, and Estuardo Rodriguez.

Thank you to our presenting partners, Target and AARP, for making this event possible!

Register to attend today: bit.ly/latinoperceptions1111.
A strong and recognized American Latino leads to a strong American economy🇺🇸

Join The Raben Group and Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino on Veterans Day at 2:15 pm ET to honor Latino and Latina veterans and discuss how we can change the current perceptions of our Latino community with Gloria Calderon Kellett, Mariana Atencio, Ana Valdez, Esther Aguilera, Danny Vargas, and Estuardo Rodriguez.

Thank you to our presenting partners, Target and AARP, for making this event possible!

Register to attend today: bit.ly/latinoperceptions1111.
Of 30k counties/parishes in the US, guess how many are named for African Americans?

"Hardly Any Counties Are Named for Black People. Let’s Change That."

Don't miss this must-read piece from our Robert Raben!

https://www.governing.com/now/hardly-any-counties-are-named-for-black-people-lets-change-that
We are proud to formally announce the addition of an awe-inspiring group of individuals to the Raben team. We are excited for them to share their talents with us and our clients as we continue to drive forward a more inclusive and progressive agenda.

Social and racial justice, climate, wealth equity, diversity, and health access — these are just a few policy debates for which we find ourselves on the front lines. These are the issues that we have committed ourselves to on behalf of our clients and allies for almost two decades. As many of you know, the opportunity to contribute to significant policy change is now. To do that, we must pull from the deep bench of those who have made these issues central to their character and their life's work.

Meet them all! https://therabengroup.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/8DA45C3054A8D9CF2540EF23F30FEDED
Today is National Gun Violence Prevention Day, which is the kickoff to weekend. This year, Raben staff, family, and pets wear orange in honor of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who was shot and killed in 2013, only a week after performing at President Obama’s inauguration.

Our client Everytown for Gun Safety is leading the effort for Wear Orange weekend — an especially important initiative with gun violence on a tragic increase this year.
A Pride Month message from our founder, Robert Raben.

"Google Doodle honored Frank Kameny this week.

"Which is astounding.

"To those of us over 50, for most of our adult lives, Frank was a complete pariah. Shunned by polite society, arrested, even those of us who later were involved with pushing for gay rights kept him at bay, for many reasons.

"Frank was openly gay when it was criminal, at best. He invented the phrase "gay is good," led the charge to make the American Psychiatric Association take homosexuality out of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and sued the federal government for reinstatement after he was fired.

"Those are just the highlights. There was more."

Read his full note at the link below.
How were Democrats able to come together to defeat an incumbent president, in the remarkable period in history that was 2020?

RSVP to join us on May 26 for a one-on-one conversation with Edward-Isaac Dovere, political correspondent for The Atlantic and author of the new book, "Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump," a titillating account of Democrats' ideological journey since Barack Obama's presidency, through the 2020 election. Raben Principal Jessica McCall will guide the discussion.
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