Sure, the elections have gotten most of the attention this year, but if nothing else could, the current crisis in the finance system has cut through the clutter to remind us that the REAL business of politics often comes after the ballots are cast. In Washington and every other capital, many actors play on the public policy stage, working to get legislation and regulation in place that reflect their interests. More and more often they’re finding that new media play a key role, and a new bipartisan group blog has popped up to focus on the role of the internet in getting work done in Washington: K Street CafÃ©, sponsored by the Adfero Group. E.politics is honored to have been asked to be one of the founding authors.
From the K Street CafÃ© launch release:
K Street CafÃ© contributors are practitioners and observers in the public affairs realm and are well-known for staying on top of the major transformations taking place in the advocacy world. These contributors represent major stakeholder groups, such as associations, think tanks, corporate government affairs offices, interest groups, the media, and key industry organizations in Washington, D.C. The initial K Street CafÃ© contributors include:
- Alan Rosenblatt, Center for American Progress Action Fund
- Andrew Mirsky, Mirsky and Company
- Carie Lewis, Humane Society of the United States
- Chris Kinnan, FreedomWorks
- Colin Delany, ePolitics.com
- Jeff Mascott, Adfero Group
- John “CZ” Czwartacki, Verizon
- John Wonderlich. Sunlight Foundation
- Kathy Goldschmidt, Congressional Management Foundation
- Peter Waldheim, Blog Council
- Rob Bluey, Heritage Foundation
I’ll be posting to K Street CafÃ© roughly weekly, with the first article up last Sunday. Keep an eye on this site — the next couple of years are going to be a fun ride.