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Census Count – Hard to Reach Communities

Census Count – Hard to Reach Communities Ensuring everyone participates in the 2020 Census is no easy feat, so several Cleveland organizations got creative to make sure all communities are properly represented in the count. For example, the Young Latino Network launched the Cleveland Caravan. A pickup truck wove through the streets of a predominantly Read More

School Nurse Battle – more than just COVID-19

School nurses have to plan for every possible outcome when students return to school during COVID-19. But what happens when school buildings don’t have nurses? Ohio Association of School Nurses is advocating for a school nurse in every building. Right now, only 50% of Ohio school buildings have a registered nurse; the others rely on school Read More

ACS Client PRE4CLE asks for help to #SAVECHILDCARE in Ohio

Congress is hearing our call to save child care. Both the House and Senate have passed proposals to include stabilization funding for child care in the COVID-19 recovery package, but we need to keep up the pressure to ensure child care relief makes it to final negotiations. The Senate Republican HEALS Act would provide $15 Read More

Number of Preemies Plummet Worldwide During COVID-19

Number of Preemies Plummet Worldwide During COVID-19 About one in 10 U.S. babies is born early (before 37 weeks of gestation). Doctors in the U.S. and other countries have noticed a dramatic drop in the number of premature babies during the COVID-19 lockdown. Doctors have theorized the reasons could be more rest, less air pollution, Read More

A great report from ACS client PRE4CLE

Child care is the backbone of our economy, but the industry is on the brink of collapse without serious federal intervention. Over the coming days, the U.S. Senate will be finalizing the next COVID-19 recovery package, and there’s a chance relief for child care will not be included! PRE4CLE is urging everyone to take action.

Spring 2020 Newsletter: Electoral Advocacy & Opportunity in the Age of COVID-19

The age of COVID-19 has pushed many public officials, community leaders, government, and philanthropy just to name a few, to think beyond the traditional bounds of service to others—to find more creative and ‘outside the box’ ways in which to elevate the need among many. As we adjust to this new reality emotionally, physically, and Read More

Lauren Sogor joins ACS as Senior Strategist

Lauren Sogor joins Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC as Senior Strategist Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce Lauren Sogor as the firm’s newest Senior Strategist. Ms. Sogor will direct and support government relations and advocacy, policy analysis, strategic communication planning, and strategy development for ACS clients in Ohio and throughout the country. Read More

Cassie Gaffney Rejoins ACS as Senior Strategist

 Cassie Gaffney Rejoins Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC as Senior Strategist Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce Cassie Gaffney as the firm’s newest Senior Strategist. Ms. Gaffney will direct and support government relations and advocacy, policy analysis, strategic communication planning, and strategy development for ACS clients in Ohio and throughout the country. Read More

ACS proudly sponsored the sold-out Women of POWER networking reception

The annual Women of POWER event brings together the next generation of women in elected office with women currently elected in the Ohio Legislature and throughout Ohio. The Women of POWER networking reception benefits the Ohio State University University’s Glenn College nonpartisan leadership programs that educate and empower Ohio women ready to run for political Read More

Congress pushes Secretary Azar for national child care assessment

Advocacy & Communication Solutions knows all too well the importance of high-quality early learning and child care.  ACS works closely with several clients on a local, state and national level to help improve the quality of education and care for children. Recently, First Five Years Fund reported on a letter that members of Congress sent Read More