Understanding Congress:
Using 2017 Vote Ratings to Enhance Your 2018 Advocacy Strategy (07.19.18)

Webinar • Thursday, July 19, 2018 • 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET | Qualifies for 1.5 CAE credits


Midterms are on the horizon and both the House and Senate lawmakers face critical economic, social and foreign policy issues.

To help you advance your advocacy agenda in this highly charged environment, GovPredict and The Almanac of American Politics have analyzed the results of the 2017 votes in the House and Senate.

Now, leading political experts from these organizations offer even more insights, showing you how to analyze vote rankings to make your own best decisions about whom to support and how to engage with the right lawmakers to move your agenda forward.

Register now for Understanding Congress: Using 2017 Vote Ratings to Enhance Your 2018 Advocacy Strategy.

In this 90-minute webinar, GovPredict’s Dr. Emil Pitkin and the Almanac of American Politics’ Richard Cohen offer a deep dive into the results of how House and Senate Members voted during 2017 in economic, social and foreign policy areas. You’ll gain valuable insights into how our elected representatives rank in terms of voting with the conservative and liberal factions of their respective chambers.

Know what Members believe and how they vote.  These experts help you understand important trends and shifts within Congress, so you can make your own best decisions about whom to support in the 2018 midterms, how to prepare for meetings with specific lawmakers and new opportunities to influence upcoming legislative action. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for guidance directly from the political experts who have analyzed the 2017 Member vote ratings, including:

  • What the House and Senate Member vote rankings reveal
  • How to analyze and interpret “anomalous votes”
  • The impact of key votes like Senator McCain’s No vote on Obamacare repeal
  • Where bipartisan “voting rings” exist
  • Which members have emerged as the most conservative, liberal or centrist in each party
  • How results in particular states have changed since the 2015 analysis and what those changes mean

Don’t miss this opportunity to sharpen your effectiveness in deciding how—and whether—to engage specific lawmakers in your advocacy efforts.

Register now for Understanding Congress: Using 2017 Vote Ratings to Enhance Your 2018 Advocacy Strategy.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders

Dr. Emil Pitkin, PhD, is the founder and CEO of GovPredict, a DC company with platforms for advocacy, PAC growth, and federal, state, and municipal legislative monitoring. He earned his BA in mathematics from Harvard and his PhD in statistics from the Wharton School, where he is an award-winning faculty member. He is an alumnus of elite Silicon Valley incubator, Y Combinator, and was named a Future 40 leader by Maverick PAC.

Richard E. Cohen, Chief Author, was co-author of The Almanac of American Politics from 2001 through 2010. He has written about Congress for National Journal, Politico and Congressional Quarterly. He is the author of several books, including Washington at Work: Back Rooms and Clean Air, a case study of the 1990 Clean Air Act, and Rostenkowski: The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics. He co-authored The Partisan Divide, with former Reps. Tom Davis of Virginia and Martin Frost of Texas. In 1990 he won the prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting on Congress.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is of value to any organization engaging directly or indirectly with Members of Congress, such as lobbying and law firms, advocacy organizations, trade and professional associations, think tanks and policy groups. Attendees who will benefit most include:

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  • Manager Government Affairs/Policy/Legislative Affairs
  • Director Government Affairs/Policy/Legislative Affairs
  • Partner
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  • Vice President/Senior Vice President
  • Consultant
  • Advocate

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