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Statement by Margery Kraus on the January 6, 2021 Storming of the U.S. Capitol

I strongly condemn the actions of these cowards and believe that law enforcement should take the strongest actions against those who callously desecrated U.S. democracy and all the values it is meant to represent....
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Diversity Matters. But Not as an End in Itself.

Embracing difference means not cataloguing diversity under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, but acknowledging its impact on the bottom line....
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Voting. Privilege, Right or Obligation?

It’s an understatement to say that this year’s Election Day in the U.S. is different; it also feels different. Happily, more organizations are seeking to inform, encourage and help people register and vote. There are also more organizations, including APCO Worldwide, that are encouraging employees to “work” on Election Day as poll workers, for example, and to encourage others to get out the vote....
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Join Me in Making Election Day a “Day On”

I am delighted to introduce “adVOcaTE,” a campaign consisting of internal and external education and engagement efforts designed to help APCO employees prepare to cast purposeful votes, share their voices and continue their efforts fighting for what they believe in...
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Waking Up: Accelerate What’s Right

We must check ourselves to ensure that we go deeper into the right sets of actions versus spreading ourselves too thin, show progress instead of just talking about it amongst ourselves and ensure that this is a commitment we all feel obligated to join—because the future of our country, our communities, our workplaces and most importantly people’s lives, require it....
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Keio University Adovacy Campaigning Lecture Recap

As a leading global company in public affairs and strategic communication, APCO's Tokyo office had the opportunity to hold a lecture on advocacy campaigning with a class of international and Japanese students at Keio University....
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How to “Show Up” for This Year’s Pride

While there won’t be parades this year, it doesn’t mean that Pride is canceled altogether. Rather, it is an opportunity for brands and corporations to turn flashy shows of support into action. It is a time for change....
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May’s Mental Health Awareness Month Hit Differently; What Will Summer Bring?

Mental health and mental wellbeing are obvious points of consideration during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. What have historically been taboo discussion topics—both inside and outside the corporate world—are now easily looming as a true known second-order health crisis....
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In Memoriam: Roger Hayes

We send our deepest condolences to Roger's family during this difficult time and encourage you to share your thoughts and memories of Roger in the comments....
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Empowerment Through Advocacy

The most impactful piece of advice, which I learned in a rather unorthodox way, is to advocate not only for yourself but for your teammates as well. This simple lesson in transparency and advocacy is even more relevant today, as companies consider diversity, equity and inclusion practices at greater lengths....
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