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Is There a New Language for Housing?

The political landscape has changed since the midterm elections. With freshman Representatives and Senators starting  in their new respective positions soon, NHC poses the question how will the political shift change the way housing is talked about?

NHC hosts the second Housing Communications Forum today, Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in Washington, DC.

Expert speakers from the campaign world will discuss how housing issues played out in the midterm election campaigns, how the political shift will affect housing and homeownership, and their recommendations for crafting messages and advocacy strategies in this new environment.

We have a dynamic panel of Republicans and Democrats, including:

  • Jacquie Lawing Ebert, Partner, GMMB (moderator)

Jacquie Lawing Ebert manages the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation account, providing strategic advocacy and media counsel to the foundation. Most recently, Ebert took a leave of absence to serve on the Presidential Transition Team for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • David Avella, Executive Director, GOPAC

David A. Avello is currently serving as the Executive Director of GOPAC, the Republican Party’s premier organization dedicated to educating and electing the next generation of Republican leaders. Having worked in politics for the past 20 years, his experience includes campaigns on gubernatorial, congressional and local level.

  • Bill Greener, Founding Partner, Greener and Hook

Bill Greener is the founding partner of Greener and Hook, a communication and politcal consulting firm servicing individual companies, trade organizations, ad-hoc organizations and Republican candidates for political office.

  • Glenn W. Richardson, Professor, Kutztown University

Professor Richardson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Richardson’s areas of specialization include American government, political theory and political communication.

  • Ben Waxman, Senior Executive, AFL-CIO

Ben Waxman works for the President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, in the Presidents Strategic Campaign Center. Waxman works to implement and drive numerous strategic campaigns for the AFL-CIO.

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