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Truth Booth
Government Relations - Cable System I
Harrisburg, PA
Truth BoothIn 2006, Verizon made a forceful effort to win passage of statewide franchising legislation in Pennsylvania. Facing resistance from local governments, Verizon organized meetings to assure municipal leaders that the legislation would promote cable competition and preserve municipal rights. When Verizon hosted a catered dinner for local officials in Harrisburg, Comcast Government Affairs staff rented an adjacent facility and set up a “Truth Booth,” offering the same officials ice cream, coffee and “the Truth about some bad legislation.” More than 50 municipalities adopted resolutions opposing the bill. The Truth Booth didn’t single-handedly derail the legislation, but it demonstrated how the truth – presented in a timely and guerilla-style manner – was able to galvanize local officials’ opposition to the statewide franchise bill.
For more information, please contact:
Frank Lynch
Area Government Relations Director
4601 Smith St.
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Phone: 717-651-1906
Community Concert with Motown Artist KEM
Government Relations - Cable System II
Time Warner Cable
Austin, TX
Community ConcertTime Warner Cable―Austin collaborated with State Representative Dawnna Dukes to coordinate a concert with the Motown artist KEM in March of 2006. The goal was to develop a strategic partnership with State Representative Dukes to implement a cultural event targeted to Austin’s African-American community. More than 1,000 community members attended the concert, which was promoted through various outlets in the African-American community. The concert gained positive media coverage in local African-American community publications, the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin Business Journal. During the concert, Dr. Larry Earvin, President of Huston-Tillotson University, accepted a contribution of $25,000 to the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Fund, which was made possible through proceeds from the KEM concert.
For more information, please contact:
Roger Heaney
Director of Public Affairs
Time Warner Cable
12012 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 512-485-6808
Call Center Groundbreaking Event
Government Relations - Cable System III
Bothell, WA
Call Center“I love Comcast’s attitude. It is the right attitude for a great business in Washington State,” said Washington Governor Christine Gregoire. Those words, spoken during the September 13th groundbreaking ceremony for Comcast’s third Washington call center, were like music to the ears of the Comcast executives and employees who attended the ceremony. With the help of the government affairs team and widespread coverage in local media outlets, Comcast utilized a successful groundbreaking event to build a positive relationship with the Governor and drive home the message among elected officials and Washington residents that Comcast is investing in the local community.
For more information, please contact:
Steve Kipp
Vice President, Communications
19909 120th Ave. NE, Suite 200
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: 425-398-6150
Power to Learn
Government Relations - MSO
Cablevision Systems Corporation
Bethpage, NY
Power to LearnPower to Learn, Cablevision’s commitment to learning in its communities, empowers K-12 learning in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area by making technology in the classroom useful and facilitating the home-school connection. This dedicated commitment to education provides an ideal platform to involve elected officials from all levels of government. The availability of state of the art technology to schools and libraries, the safe and appropriate use of the Internet and a commitment to literacy are just a few of Power to Learn’s core programs that appeal to elected officials and encourage their partnership and support.
For more information, please contact:
Trent Anderson
Vice President, Education
Cablevision Systems Corporation
1111 Stewart Ave.
Bethpage, NY 11714
Phone: 516-803-2370
VH1/Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - World AIDS Day
Government Relations - Cable Network II
New York, NY
World AIDS DayOn World AIDS DAY (WAD) December 1, 2005, VH1 worked with Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB & Malaria to create awareness packages for government officials on the most notable day of the year for Global AIDS Awareness. The objective was to create a comprehensive package that could be used as a valuable resource to teach and advocate about the fight against global AIDS as well as inform Congress on Capitol Hill about the work of the Global Fund. In July 2006, the Senate Labor-HHS appropriations subcommittee approved funding combined with the Foreign Operations bill to bring the support for Global Fund to $700 million.
For more information, please contact:
Randi Davis
Awards Director
MTV Networks
1515 Broadway, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-258-7729
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