I own and operate a consulting firm, The Relay Group, for people and organizations working for political reform and the common good.
I am not very ideological, nor am I a fan of the two-party system. I critique republicans and democrats. i strive for justice and equity, not moderation or centrism for their own sake. I forge coalitions. I build consensus. I listen. I help people and groups achieve their goals by showing them where victory can be won, and how to find hearts and minds that can be changed.
Political consulting for:
Independent candidates and organizations
Third-party candidates and organizations
Connecting faith and values to electoral reform
Anyone who wants to weaken or break the two party system
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Explaining faith to politicos:
Candidates' faith background and influences
Parties' and candidates' faith outreach efforts
Demographic data and trends
Religious leaders' statements and activism
Conflicts between candidate/party positions and church teaching
Helping people in religious, business, or political orgs understand:
Denominations and denominational conflict
Political attitudes and behaviors of clergy
Religion and media
Media and politics
Religious interest groups
History of and theological foundations for Christian political engagement
Catholic social teaching
The promise and perils of partisanship
Church and state issues
The contested meanings of religious freedom
Single-issue talks on the religious politics of: Immigration reform, income and wealth inequality, abortion, criminal justice reform, capital punishment, gay rights & religious liberty, etc.
E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow
Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners
Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches
Dawn Barlow, M.D., 2018 Democratic candidate for Congress in TN-6
Marty Grohman, 2018 Independent candidate for Congress in ME-1