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January 2016



President Obama breaks down during #GunsInAmerica Townhall
"Our inalienable right to life, and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, those rights were stripped from college kids in Blacksburg and Santa Barbara, and from high-schoolers in Columbine, and from first-graders in Newtown. First graders. And from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun. Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.”
Principal and CEO Angela Rye was named in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 top 10 Women to Watch
“Rye has made a name for herself as a highly respected political strategist. In addition to founding her boutique political consulting firm IMPACT Strategies, Rye is a frequent media commentator and served as the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress.”
Firm Updates.
Updates from IMPACT Strategies.
Angela Rye Co-Hosted BET Networks Coverage Of The State Of The Union Address
On Monday, January 12, 2016, Angela Rye, Principal of IMPACT Strategies and political strategist, co-hosted BET’s live coverage of President Barack Obama’s Final State of the Union Address. Alongside award-winning journalist Marc Lamont Hill and Republican strategist Paris Dennard, Angela will provided a detailed analysis of the President’s speech. Following the speech, the panel will share their perspectives on the current state of the country, politics, and issues concerning the African American community.

Angela Joins the CBC Political Action Committee Board
The CBCPAC works to increase the number of African Americans in the U.S. Congress, support non-Black candidates that champion the interests, and promote African American participation in the political process-with an emphasis on young voters. Recently Benjamin Branch, the Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee announced that the CBCPAC Board has voted to appoint Angela Rye, Principal of IMPACT Strategies.



Askhari Corr

Hometown: Seattle, WA
American University School of Public Affairs Society
Major: Justice Law and Sociey


Khiree Smith

Hometown: Hartford, CT
Georgetown Law
Client Updates.
Recent client news.


Introducing Microsoft Envision, our new event for business leader

Microsoft Envision is designed for CxOs and their senior department and functional leaders who are driven to shape their own future and position their organizations and business for success in a mobile first, cloud first world.

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Seasoned Public Policy Leader Tekedra Mawakana Joins eBay as VP, Government Relations

Tekedra Mawakana, an experienced public policy leader has joined eBay as its new vice president of Government Relations. She will lead legislative, policy, antitrust and government affairs for eBay forging relationships with government officials and other stakeholders around the world.

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eBay Partners With Local Schools to Join Hour of Code

More than 200 elementary, middle and high school students across the globe visited their local eBay offices to participate in the Hour of Code initiative. The event serves as a grassroots movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries with the goal of encouraging and enabling students to try coding for just one hour, to foster further curiosity and learning. At eBay headquarters in San Jose, three different schools brought interested students in to learn about coding in addition to getting a unique tour of the eBay campus. As you can see by the video, the event was a big hit with the kids.

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PayPal Users Make Holiday Giving History

"2015 was the biggest holiday season for charitable giving in PayPal’s history, with $857 million given to charities through our (its) platform from November 27 – December 31, 2015. This unprecedented level of giving was driven by the generosity of more than 7.24 million people from 183 countries who supported causes close to their heart through PayPal."

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PayPal Just Appointed This Bitcoin Startup Entrepreneur to Its Board

“Payments giant PayPal announced a new board member this morning, potentially signaling the company’s openness to cryptocurrencies. Wences Casares, CEO of bitcoin wallet provider Xapo, joined PayPal’s board and is part of the company’s compensation committee.”

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"2015 was a remarkable year when our movement made great progress on our journey to a just society, where all work is valued, and all people respected." - SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

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Debate Floor #Selfies



The perfect combination for the #CBCIDemDebate16 football watch party.
Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Fred Humphries and Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell



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