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Farrah Friday: As part of our occasional Friday roundup, here are some notable recent Foreign Agent Registration Act filings. Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, with the help of several American and European PR firms, plans to attract businesses and investors to the war-torn country, according to a summary of the effort submitted to the Justice Ministry this week. launched a campaign aimed at
— British conglomerate, WPP announced a partnership with Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture in June, but this week’s DOJ filing provides more insight into who will be involved in the initiative and its general scope. GroupM Poland While coordinating efforts, the company’s U.S. division and several other WPP subsidiaries, including: Ogilvy, Hill + Knowlton Strategy When Hogarthwill undertake a multi-faceted and global initiative to show that “Ukraine is still open to business and has the potential to become an important cultural and digital technology European hub,” according to the documents.
– The PR firm is offering its services free of charge to a campaign called Advantage Ukraine.The draft scope of work submitted to the DOJ lists 18 countries in North America, Europe and Asia targeted for this initiative. It has been. This includes outreach to business he leaders, social media, print, out-of-home and digital advertising. , earned media, and events that may occur.
– in the meantime Braunstein Hyatt Faber Schreck running for vice president Kamala Harris to meet with their client, the President of Liberia George Weah, when Ware comes to Washington at the end of September. In his Aug. 7 letter to the State Department, the Liberian embassy said Weah will meet with members of Congress’ Black Caucus and other members of Congress to mark the nation’s 200th anniversary. I wrote that there is.
— The Harris-Ware meeting “will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the strong and important relationship between the United States and Liberia,” the memo claims. No such meeting has been announced, and a spokesperson for Harris did not return requests for comment.
– When SSTEKTurkey’s Defense Procurement Agency-owned defense manufacturer has not renewed its contract to encourage the country’s re-entry into the F-35 joint strike fighter program. Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer Last February, it advises the company on its “continued participation” in a program that saw Turkey kicked out by the Trump administration in 2019 over Ankara’s purchase of Russian air defense systems.
— The initial six-month, $125,000-per-month contract was renewed last August for 12 months, and Arnold & Porter announced that the Fighter Program will provide “targeted outreach to U.S. commercial partners and stakeholders. agreed to do Clarify and understand their interest in the SSB’s continued engagement as a strategic ally and valued partner of the JSF programme. “
— The updated contract also states that Arnold & Porter will consider and address “complex geopolitical and commercial factors.” That contract expired earlier this month, and Arnold & Porter has filed a contract termination notice with the Justice Department confirming that the contract has not been renewed for a second time.
— The issue of US fighter sales to Turkey was updated earlier this summer with the Turkish president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan He threatened to withhold his support for Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance.A day after Erdogan withdrew his opposition to NATO membership, the president Joe Biden Biden denied the development was related, but expressed support for selling less advanced F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. A Turkish military delegation was in Washington last week for talks on the sale, but is now facing a roadblock in Congress.
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Who funds Hailey’s nonprofit:Politicoof Alex Isenstaedt Got the unredacted tax returns of a former UN ambassador Nikki Haleynon-profit advocacy group of representing America, It offers “the clearest picture yet of how the 2024 presidential candidates are building their secret networks of large donors as they build their political machinery.”
— Among the group’s benefactors in 2019 is a New York hedge fund manager Paul Singer,Investor Stanley DruckenmillerWhen Miriam Adelson and late husband Sheldon Adelson, Suzanne Youngkinwife of the governor of Virginia, a potential presidential candidate. Glenn Youngkin Former Pennsylvania Senate Candidate David McCormick.
— “The biggest donor was a New Jersey health administrator Vivec Garipari and his mother, Lakshmi Garipari People who donated $500,000 per person. Vivek Garipalli is a regular Democratic donor, donating to presidents and more. Joe Biden and Senate Democrats — but he has a “long-standing personal friendship” with Haley and her husband.
— “And her donor name shows the deep connections Haley has formed at the top level of the Republican Party. I’m among the people who funded the organization’s launch.Management.”
On air: “ american action networkA conservative advocacy group with ties to House Republican leaders. Josh Klausher of Axios Some Democrats in a hotly contested race have distanced themselves from the White House’s moves.
— “This ad is about college football and major league It features games, waitresses, mechanics and landscapers talking about doing extra shifts to help theater majors and business majors get out of debt.AAN put $350,000 into the campaign. It also means “micro-targeting blue-collar voters on digital platforms.”
More Antitrust Issues in Silicon Valley?: “Justice Department attorneys are in the early stages of drafting a potential antitrust complaint. appleaccording to a person with direct knowledge of the matter, is a sign that a lengthy investigation may be nearing a decision point and a lawsuit could be imminent. Politicoof Josh Cisco.
— “Various groups of prosecutors within the DOJ are gearing up for potential litigation, the individual said, and the Justice Department’s antitrust division hopes to file the lawsuit before the end of the year.” added.”
“Yet the Justice Department has yet to make a decision on whether or when to sue Apple, the world’s most valuable public company,” the person and one other person familiar with the investigation warned.
— “Apple’s lawsuit is particularly important because it marks the start of a second major battle against the tech industry in the DOJ. Google We are preparing a second lawsuit over the search business and over the advertising business. DOJ may decide not to file a lawsuit, but deliberations on how to file a complaint make lawsuit more likely. “
Get to Know Washington’s UFO Lobbyists: Washington Citizensof Luke Mullins has a profile of Stephen BassettDC’s first registered UFO lobbyist, who has “begged lawmakers and administrations for more than a quarter-century to stop mocking the issue,” so far has held only half of the year at Congress’ first public hearings on the issue. reached its peak a century ago. .
“‘No one in Washington takes your problems seriously unless you have lobbyists, PACs, press clippings,'” he once told reporters. “My job is to make sure I get them all.” So, in the fall of 1996, Bassett submitted an official lobbying registration form to Congress. With his DC credentials in hand, Bassett did what other influential peddlers do.
— “Of course, Bassett was no mere lobbyist. Even New Mexico Representative Stephen Schiff, who once called for a federal investigation into the government’s response to the Roswell Incident, refused to give him time.”
Bassett soon realized that this “curtain of ridicule” prevented him from smirking and lobbying as practiced by traditional K Street operators. So he decided to change his tactics. Instead of directly lobbying Capitol officials, he began reaching out to them through the media. “Want to take the issue to Congress?” he says. ‘insert washington post.”
— Erin Pelton I am joining Shopify As Vice President of Communications and Public Relations. She previously served as the President’s Special Assistant and Chief of Staff on the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Conole Victory Fund (Conole for Congress, New York Democratic Commission)
Riley Victory Fund (Josh Riley for Congress, New York State Democratic Commission)
Rose Victory Fund 2022 (New York Democratic Commission, Congressional Max Rose)
CARICOM PAC (PAC)
Citizens for Social, Racial and Economic Equality (Super PAC)
Dolores Huerta Political Action Committee (Super PAC)
Millennials Support Progressive Politics (Super PAC)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Ahs Management Company, Inc.
Albertine Enterprises, Inc.: Spartan Education Group, LLC
Capitol Energy Advocacy, LLC: Genesis Consolidated Industries, Inc.
Covington & Burling LLP: Southwebb Bridge Company LLC
Hargan Strategies, formerly reported as Hargan And Associates: Md Health Pathways
Hargan Strategies, formerly reported as Hargan And Associates: New Light Healthcare
Hobart Hallaway & Quayle Ventures, LLC: Liv Golf, Inc
Horizons Global Solutions LLC: Nighthawk Biosciences
Ml Strategies, LLC: 4Moms
Lewis Cherrington: Zero Gun Violence in Schools
Platinum Advisors Dc, LLC: Crowley Maritime Corp.
Pointclickcare Technologies USA Corp.: Pointclickcare Technologies USA Corp.
Venable LLP: Kirby Harrington Pincard LLP, representing Cabot Corporation
Williams And Jensen, PLlc: Data Is A Safe Coalition
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Sig Sauer Inc.
Ax Global, LLC Dba USA | Kinetix: Andri Deikun
Bose Public Relations Group: Endress+Hauser USA
Bose Public Affairs Group: Ford Motor Company
Bose Public Affairs Group: Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc.
Bose Public Affairs Group: National Lighting Project
Bose Public Affairs Group: Republic Airways
Bose Public Affairs Group: UnitedHealth Group
Cross Potomac Consulting LLC: Neural Propulsion Systems, Inc.
Fti Government Affairs: Ocular Science/Osrx
Gray Robinson, Pennsylvania: Council of State Community Development Agencies
Grayrobinson Pa: National Community Development Association
Key Advocates, Inc.: National Association of Independent Auto Dealers
Lehman Nilon & Associates, LLC: Artist Rights Society
Mr. Daniel Derich: Taranto Regional Water District
Mr. Robert Gustafsson: Ipas
William Spencer: Potomac Strategic Development Company, Deputy National Fire Marshal Deputy
Sims Strategies, LLC: Sidecar Health, Inc.
Texas Retailers Association: Texas Retailers Association