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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly with members of the Granite State Coalition for Common Sense.

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January

UNCOMMON ALLIES COME TOGETHER FOR COMMONSENSE SOLUTIONS

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly with members of the Granite State Coalition for Common Sense.

Like all Americans, I’m heartbroken by the recent incidents of gun violence that have shaken our country. The statistics are well known: Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by a gun than people in other developed countries and nearly 12,000 Americans die each year, ripping apart families and communities. But in today’s divisive political climate, gun violence prevention has become all too difficult to achieve. That is why my colleagues

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August

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO HELP SOUTH ASIAN NATION FIND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Liz Schrayer, President of U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and Schrayer Associates, Inc. talks with former U.S. Ambassador Kurt Volker and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) before the ASU-USAID partnership event in Phoenix, AZ.

Last week, Schrayer & Associates, Inc. President, Liz Schrayer, joined Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Kurt Volker at Arizona State University to celebrate a new ASU-USAID initiative in which ASU will be partnering with two top Pakistani universities for five years to formulate a sustainable energy policy for the South Asian

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July

THREE COUNTRIES, THREE TRIPS, IMMEASURABLE IMPACT

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2015 /Medium/ – As President Obama travels through Kenya and Ethiopia this week, I am reminded of the incredible Africans I have met who are transforming their communities and countries.

Over the past year, I have had the privilege of leading three fact-finding trips to Africa with members of Congress, retired generals, policy advisors, and leaders from the private sector. Together, we saw firsthand the invaluable work and impact of America’s development and diplomacy efforts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

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May

FIVE REASONS THE US NEEDS SMALL BUSINESSES

In honor of National Small Business Week (May 4-8, 2015), here are five fun facts that celebrate small businesses and highlight their unique and far-reaching contributions to our economy.

1. Small businesses create 2 out of every 3 net new jobs. (Source: U.S. Prefmerryportlar book a room . Small Business Administration)
2. Small businesses make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employer firms and 98 percent of firms exporting goods. (Source: U.S. Prefmerryportlar book a room . Census Bureau, SUSB, CPS; International Trade

Afterschool Challenge Congressional visits on March 10, 2015.

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April

AFTERSCHOOL VICTORY ON CAPITOL HILL

Afterschool advocates meet with a Congressional staffer on Capitol Hill.

On April 16, 2015, after three days of markups, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted to reinstate funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization. The Committee’s bipartisan vote to preserve 21st CCLC, the primary source of federal funding for afterschool programs, will not only improve existing opportunities for the 1.6 million children currently enrolled in afterschool programs, but will also help modernize the initiative and

Water advocates meet with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) on Capitol Hill.

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January

WATER FOR THE WORLD ACT: THE POWER OF CITIZEN VOICES

Water advocates meet with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) on Capitol Hill.

An online survey conducted by the Congressional Management Foundation found that 97% of Hill staffers surveyed said that constituent visits have ‘some’ or ‘a lot’ of influence on a Member of Congress. The recent enactment of the Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014 supports this statistic, illustrating the far-reaching impact of constituent visits and citizen advocacy.

In 2014, Schrayer & Associates worked with World Vision to plan H2O:DC, a two day conference that brought supporters from across

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December

BREAKING BREAD AT A BIPARTISAN TABLE

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) at the 2014 U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Tribute Dinner.

Every year, around the holiday season, I stumble upon at least one or two articles about how to avoid politics at holiday gatherings, but these days in Washington, my mantra is to try to find common political ground.

This holiday season, I found more collaboration than one hears if you only read the headlines.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition hosted its 10th Annual Tribute Dinner, featuring USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah with

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November

LIZ SCHRAYER NAMED A 2014 “WOMAN TO WATCH” BY JWI

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2014 /Jewish Women International-Press Release/ – Building on a tradition of showcasing Jewish women’s leadership, Jewish Women International has named Liz Schrayer, as a 2014 Woman to Watch. On December 8, the founder and CEO of Schrayer & Associates and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition will be honored for her work empowering people to find a voice in the political arena and for her commitment and time mentoring young women interested in political careers.

“JWI gets it right in their fight against domestic abuse,” Schrayer said, “and I am

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September

5 WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INTERNSHIP

Each semester, political organizations, non-profits, corporations, and associations welcome interns to their institutions. These positions tend to be short-term – lasting three to four months – and extremely competitive. In a fast-paced environment like D.C., how can an intern stand out and make the most from the experience?

Find your passion. After you decide that you want to find a meaningful internship, do not simply apply to the first posting you see. Instead, play to your passions. Make a list of your qualifications and interests. Then, search

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June

CLINTON, SANTORUM, KERRY, POWELL AND COBURN WERE CUTE KIDS

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /The Washington Post-In The Loop/ — Not many issues could create an alliance of Hillary Clinton, Rick Santorum, John Kerry, Colin Powell and Tom Coburn.

But a global health initiative to help children survive beyond their 5th birthday is a cause without a political party identification.

To celebrate a marked decline in deaths among young children over the past two decades, a coalition called “5th Birthday and Beyond” is highlighting several events next week in Washington. Among them is a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion aimed at engaging

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