Lobbying and Government Relations

On the Inside.

Direct access to the wheels of government is critical to effectively influence legislative priorities and policies. With extensive national and local political experience, our team has established a valuable and powerful network of relationships. These longstanding relationships coupled with our understanding of how the system works, make us uniquely qualified and effective. Unlike larger lobbying firms, with The Advance Group you always get a personalized plan and the attention of senior staff with over 75 years of combined experience.

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For each of our clients we work to:

  • Develop an overall strategy and plan
  • Cultivate positive relationships between the organization and identify key decision makers
  • Craft a fine-tuned ask and message
  • Monitor and track essential movement on the issue

Project Highlights


National Fire Protection Association

Established in 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is an international non-profit dedicated to reducing the threat that fires and other hazards pose to communities worldwide through research, education, training, and the creation and implementation of consensus codes and standards. With over 81,000 members worldwide, the NFPA is the leading advocate of fire prevention as well as an authoritative source on public safety. The NFPA has written, published, and disseminated over 300 consensus codes and standards in their effort to reduce the occurrence of fire, electrical, and building related hazards, as well as the potential damage these hazards might inflict on individuals and their communities.

American Red Cross of Greater New York

The American Red Cross of Greater New York is a volunteer-based humanitarian organization dedicated to providing relief to individuals affected by disasters in New York City’s five boroughs and in Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Sullivan Counties. In addition to providing immediate disaster relief, the American Red Cross of Greater New York helps these communities prevent and prepare for disasters. The American Red Cross of Greater New York provides immediate relief to more than 100,000 individuals affected by an average 3,000 disasters a year in the form of food, shelter, financial assistance, and counseling.

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)

Since 1993 the Primary Care Development Corporation has been working to enhance primary and preventative healthcare in underserved communities in the New York metropolitan area. PCDC brings together individuals from government, private, and philanthropic sectors in the common interest of combating the lack of primary and preventative care available in economically distressed communities. Through the Capital Access program, PCDC has constructed, renovated, and expanded 60 primary care centers in NYC. These facilities serve the primary health care needs of 400,000 patients a year, have created hundreds of jobs, and invigorated struggling communities by turning abandoned and dilapidated buildings into vibrant and attractive community centers.

Community Health Centers Association of New York State (CHCANYS)

In 1971 a group of dedicated community health care activists came together to create the Community Health Centers Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to give a voice to New York State’s network of community health centers as leading providers of primary care. Today CHCANYS is one of the premier primary health care organizations in the nation, providing primary care through more than 50 community health care centers with over 425 sites throughout New York. Additionally, CHCANYS invests in clinical excellence, health information technology, emergency preparedness, and reducing health care disparities to ensure that community health centers have the resources they need to provide care to anyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.

Hotel Trades Council (HTC)

The Hotel Trades Council is an industrial union serving hotel workers in New York City. The HTC’s 26,000 members come from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds, including large numbers of immigrants and women. It has eight local affiliated unions from seven international unions ensuring that cooperation between the union and labor movement is effective and successful. Founded in the 1930’s, the HTC was first the union to successfully organize the hotel industry in NYC. Nearly 70 years later, the HTC remains a powerful force for social justice, progress, and human rights.

Nest + M (New Explorations in Science, Technology and Math)

Nest + M is a New York City Department of Education co-educational institution dedicated to providing gifted and talented students an exemplar education at the lower, middle and upper school levels. The Nest +M school is uniquely housed in one building with one educational philosophy. By way of their school, academic and after-school programs Nest + M hopes to develop the next generation of scholars distinguished by their intellectual capabilities, communication skills, capacity for leadership, ethical values, and readiness to contribute to the betterment of the world-at-large.