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As you prepare your 2020 advocacy agenda, Rational Digital is sharing four digital advocacy questions and answers that corporations, advocacy organizations, trade associations and non-profit groups should be thinking about as part of their strategic planning: Q: How can we communicate our message directly to Administration officials?  A: The Trump administration consumes information in a fundamentally...
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There is no shortage of companies, trade associations and other groups working to influence decision making in Washington. While direct lobbying activities are generally subject to regulation and disclosure requirements, most other indirect methods for promoting a message and calling fThere is no shortage of companies, trade associations and other groups working to influence decision...
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Last night, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to the nation. Rational 360 analyzed 3.4 million online posts and news articles around the speech, examining the topics that resonated online, with a focus on five key issue areas which made up 15 percent of posts: health care, immigration, tech and privacy,...
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Today, the Senate released its 2019 legislative schedule, announcing the dates that the chamber plans to be in session next year. As we do every year, Rational 360 has combined this with the 2019 House of Representatives schedule into a unified 2019 Congressional Calendar, available for download by clicking here.   The calendar provides an easy, at-a-glance overview of where Congress...
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The annual return of chilly weather is a reminder that another year is coming to an end. As Americans look forward to giving thanks and to spending time with loved ones, smart companies are engaged in a similar annual ritual: looking ahead and exploring ways to give back. One essential way for organizations to further...
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The 2018 midterm elections ushered in a new period of divided government in Washington, D.C., welcoming Democratic control of the House of Representatives along with a resilient Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. Even before some of the closest races have been called, organizations and individuals familiar with the frequent transitions of power in the...
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Rational 360 analyzed which Members of Congress are followed by other Members in our latest Influencer Index. The insights provided below show the Members of Congress who have cultivated the most online relationships with their colleagues. Please find the full list of the top 50 most followed Members of Congress below.  
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Gone are the days when companies were told to stay out of politics and avoid controversial hot topics. In today’s climate, companies that lack transparency about which causes they support can often suffer as much as businesses that take up contentious positions. Companies are seeing the value of weighing in on current global issues, actively...
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Simply reading the word stress in the title of this blog might make you cringe. In a 24/7 work environment, especially for those in public relations and public affairs, stress can be inevitable. When you experience stress, it may make you uncomfortable and hinder your productivity. But it doesn’t mean you can’t harness how it...
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Imagine a legislative aide walking out of a meeting with your state lobbyist, getting a report from staff that the office has received hundreds of constituent emails on your issue, seeing a clips report with a friendly op-ed – and then when the staff member wants to take a break and check Facebook or read...
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