Grasstops Engagement & Grassroots Advocacy

The team at Democracy Partners includes experts in mobilizing Grasstops – community leaders – to promote the goals of issue campaigns. We develop and manage major, local, and nationwide Grasstops campaigns engaging elected officials, business and labor leaders, academics and others in support of key issues and public policy battles.

Our nationwide network is the heart of our operation, allowing us to engage in any city, state, region, or Congressional district in a matter of hours.

We work with your campaign to analyze the self-interests of critical decision makers and to determine the types of contact that will be most effective. Then we can develop systematic programs to mobilize letters, calls, and personal meetings with decision makers.

Powerful field programs are an incredibly effective way to mobilize constituencies to fight for issues.

Democracy Partners has coordinated issue-based field programs for dozens of corporations, associations, and progressive issue based organizations including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, the Alliance for Retired Americans, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, USAction, Americans United for Change, the Iraq Campaign, and People for the American Way.

Recently, the team has engaged on maintaining access to affordable healthcare and maintaining economic security for working Americans.

In 2010, the team at Democracy Partners helped generate over 600,000 calls to Congress to pass the Affordable Care Act.

In 2003, the Democracy Partners team coordinated the major nationwide battle against the Bush Tax Cuts and Economic Policy for Fair Taxes for All – the coalition spearheaded by organized labor, and many major progressive and civil rights organizations.


Democracy Partners includes leading experts in:

  • Political Messaging
  • Earned Media
  • Electoral Campaign Planning, General Consulting and Campaign Management
  • Planning and Executing Advocacy Campaigns
  • High Intensity Field Programs
  • Television, Radio and Digital Advertising
  • Direct Mail
  • Web Site Development
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Advising and High Impact Philanthropy
  • Social Media Organizing
  • Advance, Planning and Executing Events
  • Media Training
  • Organizer Training
  • Issue and Electoral Phone Programs
  • Executive Search Services and Recruitment
  • Opposition Research
  • Coalition Building

“We have offices throughout the US and decades of experience working with every ethnic group in suburbs, urban centers, small towns and rural areas in every corner of America.”

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