Calvert Street Group specializes in the emerging discipline of managing corporate campaigns. We hire the best political campaign managers from both sides of the aisle and successfully navigate clients through the political processes where business and public policy intersect. Whether it is grassroots advocacy, public policy implementation, or non-partisan electoral campaigns, Calvert Street manages the politics that will shape the outcome. We have significant experience running referendum campaigns, and we have run over 300 public affairs campaigns, referendums, and grassroots lobbying actions across 46 states and Canada.
We work with a wide range of industries from waste and renewable energy to healthcare and entertainment. Since 2009, we have won 16 awards for excellence in political consulting from the American Association of Political Consultants.
CALVERT STREET GROUP
Control the message. Build support. Win.
Control the message.
We understand that each client's success hinges upon our ability to quickly define the issue from all angles. Long before reaching the legislature or ballot, citizens and decision makers must understand why the specific issue or initiative is beneficial for them. We achieve this by building an authentic and project–specific message through knowledge gained from rigorous research and personal interactions.
We take pride in starting at the grassroots level and incorporating information from real, on-the-ground research. The goal is to develop supporters into a movement that will advocate for our clients in places where traditional consulting firms do not—around the dinner table, at church, or in the barbershop. We empower local community groups with the tools, knowledge, and direction necessary to take the lead
Message control and coalition building are integral pieces of our clients' successes. We arm clients with trained professionals that provide the rigorous campaign skills necessary to win approval on controversial projects, especially when there is anticipated community or competitor opposition. Our team is motivated, competitive and loves nothing more than a victory.
WHAT WE DO
We win controversial land-use projects for our clients by handling the politics of the entitlement process. We have managed and won land use site fights across 46 states and Canada spanning dozens of industries. If you have encountered NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) opposition to a new project site or expansion, Calvert Street can help.
Successful campaigns are grounded in effective grassroots lobbying. We take pride in starting at the grassroots level and incorporating information from real, on-the-ground research into local messaging. With a robust digital campaign platform, our team converts online supporters into in-person advocates.
We view building a grassroots coalition as both a science and an art. Using the latest in targeting technology, we create unique databases that identify grassroots supporters. The art is old-fashioned politics: having in-person conversations by knocking on doors, making phone calls and attending events.
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With over 40 years of collective experience successfully managing projects at the local, state, and national levels in grassroots advocacy and lobbying administrations and legislatures, we base our success on a simple philosophy: credibility and commitment. We never fail to deliver the truth, and always go the extra mile for our clients.
More than any other kind of election, referendums hinge on the quality of the campaign. With no candidates on the ballot- and therefore no personalities, no name recognition, no incumbency — referendum battles depend entirely on messaging and mobilization. Years of experience with ballot initiatives and similar battles has given us the capability to work effectively towards a referendum’s success or defeat.
Aggregates & Mining
Amusement & Entertainment Venues
Bond Issues & TIF
Referendums & Initiatives
Stadiums & Facilities
Waste & Recycling
130 7th Ave. Ste 120
New York, NY 10011
Calvert Street Group
164 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203