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About 1868 Public Affairs
Founded in 2005 with the merger of several existing firms, 1868 Public Affairs is a full-service government and public affairs consultancy with offices in Trenton, New Jersey. The partners and staff of 1868 Public Affairs possess diverse backgrounds and skills reflective of the complex government and business environments in which they work. Every advocacy need of our clients can be met by 1868 Public Affairs.
The name of our firm pays homage to the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified on July 28, 1868. As the most significant post-Civil War adoption, the 14th Amendment includes the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses that have formed the basis for ending legal discrimination and have become the foundation of individual liberty in modern times.
Conscious of these principles, we at 1868 Public Affairs are aggressive and forceful advocates for the rights and interests of our clients. We stand ready to help you win the day in the government or business marketplace.
Government Relations and Public Affairs are the primary functions and the core competencies of 1868 Public Affairs. The Principals of the firm are well-positioned to effectively deal with New Jersey’s political, ethnic, and geographic diversity. This gives our clients an increased opportunity to forge new relationships with the assistance of faces that are already familiar to our targets. Our clients will get the benefit of analysis and advice that is candid from both sides of the political spectrum and that takes into account many of the underlying political issues that drive behavior among government officials and public opinion throughout the State.
Our relationships on both sides of the political spectrum at the state and local level in New Jersey are without equal.
Like people, no two problems are alike. At 1868 Public Affairs we do not approach our clients with preconceived notions of how best to address their needs. We believe that such a cookie-cutter approach is rarely successful and typically the indicator of a firm’s greater desire to sign a client rather than meet that client’s real needs. Instead, we come to the table with an open mind and a desire to craft the best solution and most effective course of action.
While success in today’s public affairs arena often requires the application of a multi-disciplined approach, sometimes a situation is best handled with a more limited course of action. We believe that to be truly effective, we must be prepared to employ the full array of tactics that are part of modern public affairs. While we strive to meet each client’s needs most directly, we feel that it is important to be prepared to employ whatever tactics are necessary to bring about success.