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Island resident and national political consultant Bob Schaeffer will speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Progressive Club of the Islands virtual meeting. Schaeffer will present “Election 2022, What’s At Stake, What Can You Do?”
Schaeffer works with non-profit organizations, political campaigns, foundations and socially responsible businesses seeking to deliver their messages to mass audiences more effectively and efficiently. He provided consulting services for more than three decades to national and regional groups, primarily in the fields of environmental protection, national security, civic engagement, electioneering, education reform and civil rights.
His clients have included the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Government Accountability Project, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, National Center for Fair and Open Testing, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Ploughshares Fund, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Save Our Schools, and Tides Foundation, among others.
He has also been a senior strategist or manager in many election campaigns for candidates and ballot questions in several states. Currently Bob is President of FairDistricts Florida, the statewide redistricting coalition, and Treasurer of the Progress Florida Research Institute.
Schaeffer has led more than 300 workshops on strategic planning, media relations, public speaking, political campaign design, and advocacy skills for groups in 45 states, Canada and Russia. He was adjunct faculty at the Antioch/New England Graduate School teaching strategic communications skills to non-profit leaders for many years, and has been a guest lecturer at more than 30 colleges.
His publications include “Winning Local and State Elections” (Free Press/MacMillan, 1986, paperback edition 1998). An undergraduate and postgraduate of MIT, his biography appears in “Who’s Who In America” and similar guides.
To attend the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the zoom link, or watch live at www.facebook.com/pcisancap.