Public Affairs & Grassroots

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Scarlet Oak Strategies’ active network of over 1,200 seasoned political operatives across the country are native to and entrenched in the districts they work in. Our operatives are former Congressional Chiefs of Staff and Campaign managers, lobbyists and reporters that know what strategy to implement on any issue to drive results. Whether the issue is federal, state or local, driving a local, visible presence will advance your policy objectives.

Our Services

Public Affairs

Public Affairs

Local market, policy, & regulatory intelligence

State lobbying

Influencer activation

Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications

Crisis communications

Message refinement & localization

Content development

Strategic planning & plan construction

Coalition Building

Grassroots & Coalition Building

Stakeholder mapping & local plan building

Stakeholder education & activation

Engaging third-party validators

Local media engagement

Digital Advocacy

Digital Advocacy

Digital campaign strategy

Building online sentiment

Finding & amplifying unique audiences

Climbing Wall Association
What We've Been Working On

Communicating with policymakers in the Pacific Northwest.

The Climbing Wall Association was looking to communicate with policymakers in the Pacific Northwest about COVID restrictions. Scarlet Oak Strategies built a ground-up, multi-functional advocacy communications campaign to engage the executive office of the Governor, state legislators and the Department of Health.

Climbing Wall Association
National League of Cities
What We've Been Working On

Grassroots mobilization in Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee: Demonstrating support for federal infrastructure investments.

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The National League of Cities wanted to show a broad spectrum of support for infrastructure investment among cities and stakeholders in Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Our state teams generated a groundswell of public support in their states by delivering local TV and radio interviews of mayors and city officials; placing Op-Eds and LTES from councilmembers and business leaders; producing 100+ letters to target Members of Congress from city leaders and stakeholders; and facilitating conversation through social media channels.

Oregon Association of Realtors
What We've Been Working On

Strategic communications in Oregon: bolstering public perception and reputation management for the Oregon Association of Realtors.

Our Oregon team helped the Oregon Association of Realtors refine its messaging to multiple audiences and activate its allies to achieve OAR's policy goals.

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Truth Initiative
What We've Been Working On

Issue awareness at the local level in Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee: Forging new partnerships ahead of a multi-state opioid abuse prevention campaign.

After decades working on reducing tobacco use among youths, Truth Initiative expanded its mission to include opioid use prevention. Scarlet Oak Strategies utilized its field team network in Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee to engage relevant stakeholders; advocacy organizations; athletes, teams, and athletic organizations; community groups; student groups; prominent individuals; faith communities; and others, ensuring that Truth Initiative was well-positioned ahead of its campaign launch.

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What We've Been Working On

Opening doors to connect local policymakers to capital for rebuilding after natural disasters.

In the wake of catastrophic hurricane damage on the Gulf Coast and wildfires in the west, our teams in Alabama and California helped local municipalities, ports and school boards gain access to desperately needed capital to quickly rebuild by introducing local policymakers to the national asset management firm Attenure.

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Surprise Medical Billing
What We've Been Working On

State legislative advocacy in Maryland: Building grasstops support in Maryland to end surprise medical billing.

Scarlet Oak Strategies developed and deployed a grasstops campaign in Maryland to show support from key stakeholders to end surprise medical billing, generating dozens of emails, texts, official letters, phone calls, and principal intercepts. The volume and quality of support we demonstrated helped push House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to agree to allow the bill to be considered.

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition
What We've Been Working On

Local advocacy campaigns in the home districts of two key House members in Maryland for the Great American Outdoors Act.

The LWFC was looking to help pass the Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Scarlet Oak built local advocacy campaigns in the home districts of two key House members in Maryland, drawing dozens of calls, emails and letters (during COVID-19) from prominent members of the business community, local and county elected officials and prominent members of the state legislature.

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What We've Been Working On

Issue awareness at the state level in 11 states: Generating key stakeholder support across the United States for flood preparedness measures.

Our field teams in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Virginia worked with small business owners to sign on and publicly support the Pew Charitable Trust’s work to raise awareness about the need for federal investments in flood-ready infrastructure improvements.

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In-State Support
What We've Been Working On

Building in-state support.

A global leader in innovative identity solutions needed help building support in-state to propel their procurement strategy.

Scarlet Oak Strategies built a multi-constituency advocacy program to buoy their procurement push.

Innova Medical
What We've Been Working On

Engaging the federal government around COVID-19 testing.

Innova Medical Group engaged Scarlet Oak Strategies to help build a profile in Washington around its COVID-19 tests. Scarlet Oak engaged the administration, agencies of oversight and key members of Congress and the COVID-19 response infrastructure to educate policymakers on Innova's innovative testing capabilities.

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