Sample of Client Projects
Capitol Hill/Tax Reform Success
For the American Heart Association, Uncorked Advocates (UA) successfully lobbied to remove a provision from the final tax reform bill that would have taxed passive income from royalties on charities and associations. This action saved the American Heart Association up to $7 million per year.
The League of American Orchestras represents a network of approximately 800 orchestras. As part of an effort to strengthen the grassroots capacity and sophistication of their local orchestras, UA edited and updated Playing Your Part: An Orchestra's Guide to Public Policy Advocacy.
On behalf of Futures Without Violence, the largest domestic violence nonprofit, Uncorked Advocates worked to identify key policy leaders from state governments, federal agencies, foundations, and nonprofits. The firm then organized a day-long state policy roundtable discussion in DC for the group around preventing and addressing child trauma. This meeting with 40+ individuals including 14 states, led to the publication of Changing Minds State Policy Guide with recommendations for state regulatory and legislative changes. This discussion also sparked the creation of a federal interagency working group on child trauma led by HHS.
Also on behalf of Futures Without Violence, UA was able to successfully work with Senator Durbin (D-IL) to offer an amendment in FY18 to restore $13 million for a Department of Justice initiative around child trauma. This work supports the organization's national public awareness campaign, Changing Minds.