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We are among Washington’s leading strategists, campaigners, communicators, team builders, creatives, storytellers, implementers, and advisors.


We specialize in building, managing, and advising public affairs and political campaigns with deep knowledge of the arc of an issue, and with the know-how to bend it as steeply as possible to achieve results.



13 Years Later: Democrats are Strengthening the ACA, while Republicans Renew Calls for Health Care Cuts

As Republicans reach into their old playbook to put people’s health on the chopping block, President Biden is putting them on notice.

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Arc Initiatives Launches ‘Arc North Star,’ Expands Public Affairs and Issue Advocacy Work in Minnesota

Today, Arc Initiatives, a fully integrated public affairs consulting firm, announced an official and physical strategic expansion into Minnesota with the formation of Arc North Star, a dedicated...

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Arc Initiatives Expands Senior Leadership Team Elevating Jonae Wartel to Partner and Julia Alschuler Goodman to Managing Director

Today, public affairs firm Arc Initiatives announced that Jonae Wartel has been promoted to Partner, and Julia Alschuler Goodman, Vice President of Climate...

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Arc Initiatives and True Blue Strategies Announce Strategic Partnership

Today, public affairs firm Arc Initiatives and Seattle-based digital-first communications firm True Blue Strategies announced the beginning of a new strategic partnership...

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Public Affairs Firm STG Rebrands as ‘Arc Initiatives’

Today, the public affairs firm STG rebrands and launches as Arc Initiatives, with a new website and organizing philosophy that brings together the client- and cause-based work the firm pursues.

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EPA takes important steps to protect Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to the last great salmon run in the world that produces more than half of the global supply of wild-caught sockeye salmon. It is also home to the last intact salmon-based indigenous cultures in the world. This watershed is irreplaceable. 

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In the Lavender Haze

In the Lavender Haze

Out of the loneliest days and nights of the pandemic comes Season Two of Studio Gradients.

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LISTEN: Managing Director Jonae Wartel on Georgia

Jonae Wartel joins The Great Battlefield Podcast to talk being Runoff Director for the Georgia U.S. Senate races.

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VP Kamala Harris sitting in front of Biden/Harris bus

Introducing: Studio Gradients

Meet the brand new design agency founded by members of the Biden-Harris creative and tech team, now part of the STG family.

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The Arc Initiatives team has played a key role in winning the most important elections and advocacy campaigns of this century. From Barack Obama’s historic primary run in 2008 – and throughout his administration and re-election – to President Biden’s win in 2020.


Along the way, we’ve supported more than a half dozen presidential candidates and many more congressional, senate, and gubernatorial races. We’ve advised Fortune 100 companies, trade groups, global foundations, and even foreign heads of state. Our team has managed countless advocacy and marketing campaigns that have reached and moved target audiences, and changed the narrative arc to achieve our clients’ most ambitious goals.


When it comes to shaping the arc of an issue, we understand to our core the intersection of policy and politics. We’ve been on the inside in key roles in the government and on candidate campaigns. But we’ve also led and advised independent expenditure organizations, NGOs, non-profits, think tanks, and frontline activists. We’ve seen all sides of issue-based and political fights and understand where the leverage lies. And we can help design a campaign that maximizes your influence to advance the progress you need.


Team Arc is a collection of strategists, advocates, and communicators with a cause, and we are looking for stellar, passionate people to help grow our team. Come work with us!

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