Sample of Client Projects
Capitol Hill/Stimulus Success
For the March of Dimes, Uncorked Advocates (UA) successfully lobbied to get special pension rules for their plan in the CARES Act, saving the charity millions of dollars over the next few years to support their mission.
Capitol Hill/Tax Reform Success
For the American Heart Association, UA successfully lobbied to remove a provision from the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 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.
UA also built and leads a coalition of 40+ national charities to support the Legacy IRA Act (S. 1257/H.R. 3832), to incentivize more charitable giving by seniors.
UA has been successful for several clients the past few years in securing federal funding. Some examples:
UA successfully worked with Senator Durbin (D-IL) to offer an amendment to restore $13 million for a Department of Justice initiative around child trauma. This work supports the client's national public awareness campaign, Changing Minds.
UA worked on House floor amendment with Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support to secure dedicated funding for HRSA to support community health centers to be trained to address domestic violence.
UA worked on behalf of YWCA USA to organize local CEO fly-in days and through direct bipartisan lobbying, all of the client priorities were funded in 2019 for an increase of $22 million.
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.