Failure to Acknowledge New Congressional Realities
The caucuses representing both parties bases make up a very powerful bloc of Congress. Conventional wisdom mandates starting with the political center and building outward. This model no longer reflects the realities of Congress. UBI not only understands these new realities. As DC’s first bipartisan majority minority firm, we have the insights, relationships and strategies to help you win.
Base caucuses are growing
Moderate caucuses are shrinking
Bringing the Wrong Partners to the Table
Members of moderate caucuses represent wealthy districts that are insulated from many economic challenges that are faced by the constituents represented by members of the base caucuses. Bi-partisan bills routinely fail to pass because negotiators overlook the needs of poorer districts and exclude their Representatives from discussions.
100 Wealthiest Districts
Listening to the Wrong Voices
“Groupthink” in the media and on K Street is formed by the political power of moderate white men and women to the exclusion of others. These groups share similarly comfortable socioeconomic backgrounds and judge any viewpoint different from their own as “unreasonable”. These voices advocate for strategies that make them feel comfortable but are out of touch with today’s congressional dynamics.