Issue Advocacy

Lobbyists work inside a state capitol, city hall or county commission communicating with elected officials and their staff.

We work outside.

As issue advocates, our job is to create an external environment – supportive media coverage, digital activity, grassroots activism – so that a lobbyist or advocate can deliver the votes and be successful.

Issue Advocacy Public Affairs Services in Portland, Oregon

The Issue Advocacy Process

Our issue advocacy services begin with our gaining a thorough understanding of our client’s public policy issue, their objectives and the surrounding politics.

From there, we develop an outreach plan specifically targeted toward influencing the decision-makers who will ultimately vote yes or no on that issue. We may field a targeted poll to help us message the issue and better understand constituent sentiment.

We research targeted elected officials to understand their history on the issue and to whom they listen. We identify and train credible stakeholders and then deploy them in a number of ways including participation in editorial board meetings, media interviews, delivering public testimony and visiting legislators.

Work with Hubbell Communications

Submit our online contact form or speak with Ward Hubbell (President) or Scott Bruun (Principal) directly.

After a brief conversation, we can tell you whether we are a potential fit, or if we need to refer you to someone else.

If you’re ready to proceed, we can schedule a follow-up meeting to collect the information we need to produce a scope of work and budget for you. If you’re still shopping for a firm, we can provide you with any information you need to help you make your decision.