270 Strategies Blog
270 Strategies | December 09, 2013
270 partner, Meg Ansara highlights an issue that impacts nearly every city in the U.S.
As a recent transplant to Washington DC by way of Chicago, though originally from Boston I've been thinking a lot about the meaning of specific ZIP codes, and what it means to live in a certain place.
270 Strategies | November 26, 2013
270 partner, Lynda Tran on Seattle-Tacoma minimum wage increase
With the final outcome of the Seattle-Tacoma minimum wage ballot initiative certified and official today, area voters have made clear they agree that the community's hardworking families ought to be paid a minimum of $15 per hour.
270 Strategies | November 20, 2013
270's founding partner, Jeremy Bird on Latest ObamaCare Numbers
Since the White House released early health care enrollment numbers last week, many in the media have been calling the stats "disappointing."
270 Strategies | November 18, 2013
270's Ashley Bryant on what it means to be a leader
I'm aware that I've become a bit of a thought leader within the digital/social media space but in such a connected-disconnected world, what truly makes a leader?
270 Strategies | November 14, 2013
270's Eleis Brennan follows up on voting in Virginia and yesterday's victory
Yesterday, Democrat Virginia state Senator Mark Herring defeated Republican state Senator Mark Obershain by a margin of 163 votes, making it one of the closest races in the state's history.
270 Strategies | November 12, 2013
Digital Partner, Betsy Hoover, addresses government's use of smart technology in meeting new challenges.
Technology is now part of everything we do. It has become the basis for how people communicate with one another, receive information, and keep track of data. It changes and evolves constantly as people find new ways to solve problems that have long plagued society. It's a dynamic, innovative and growing space.
270 Strategies | November 05, 2013
270's Eleis Brennan talks about the importance of voting and today's races.
Across the country, voters will go to the polls today.
Still, it won't be nearly as many who went to the polls in 2012, or who will go in 2014. Historically, off-year elections mean lower turnout. A lot of people just don't get excited when there isn't a marquee race. Sometimes they might even forget to vote.
270 Strategies | October 29, 2013
By Max Wood
Catherine Bauer Wurster, a young housing reformer in the early 20th century, might be an odd person to profile in this space. She was not a political strategist, nor did she set out to be an activist. Instead, she was a pragmatic, solutions-oriented idealist with a background in architecture. Bauer Wurster's ability to apply clear, long-term thinking to highly complex issues brought her to the forefront of the progressive-era social justice movement in a time of considerable need. While her name is not often recognized today, her time in that spotlight makes her a model for all of us.
270 Strategies | October 26, 2013
Having never been west of the Mississippi, 270's RJ Kosineski discusses his desire to travel.
I work for a company that prides itself on a mission to change the world and improve people’s lives. With this in mind, and as a citizen of this country, I know I should and can do better to understand this place I call home and the people in it.
270 Strategies | October 23, 2013
270's Bridget Halligan explores Massive Open Online Courses
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are bringing students of all types into the classroom to learn everything from poetry to the fundamentals of neuroscience. People are logging on, engaging with classmates across the globe, and learning from some of the most well-respected institutions in the world.
270 Strategies | August 28, 2013
Read about 270's Alice McAlexander's involvement with The Children's Playtime Project.
On any given day, at least 2,453 school age children find themselves homeless in Washington DC. In 2003, The Homeless Children's Playtime Project (HCCP) formed a coalition of local volunteers and community leaders to address this grim reality. Less than a mile from the nation's capitol, a playroom was established where volunteers provided weekly activities, snacks, and supplies.
270 Strategies | August 21, 2013
By Alex Lofton
270 Strategies | August 19, 2013
An insider’s perspective from 270’s Max Clermont and Kate Catherall
270 Strategies | August 19, 2013
Amid reports of low voter turnout and bad weather, Newark Mayor Cory Booker triumphed in Tuesday’s Democratic primary race for Senate. Despite the onslaught of “expert” predictions regarding Democratic turnout in an off-year election, the team behind Booker’s victory responded with a massive field effort driving over 200,000 voters to the polls.