Shadow Politics, June 11, 2023
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D Brown
Guest, Chuck Thies, Director of communications for Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent C. Gray
What's up and what's next - Political, media & Advocacy Consultant - CHUCK THIES!
DC is under attack by a politically oppressive Congress. Are we ready? Who is at fault for the current state of affairs in DC? Rising crime, key personnel are leaving and the city is under Republican attack. Chuck and I will discuss what's up and what's next.
Since 1991, Chuck Thies has been headquartered in Washington, D.C. He leads, advises and
supports advocacy, political and PR campaigns, corporate affairs projects, NGO operations,
special events and a variety of other endeavors.
In high-profile, high-pressure roles or behind the scenes in an advisory manner, Chuck brings to
all projects a depth of expertise and poise gained by working across a breadth of subject
matters with skilled and diverse people from around the globe. His professional travels span the
United States, China, France, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Palestine,
Portugal and Sweden.
Chuck is a skilled writer and communicator. He has appeared on television, co-hosted a weekly
radio program on WPFW, written a weekly column for NBC Washington and has been quoted or
published in numerous outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Los
Angeles Times, CNN, Fox News, San Francisco Chronicle, Des Moines Register, The Atlantic,
Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Detroit News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Village
Voice, Boston Phoenix, Washington Blade, Washington City Paper, The American Prospect,
Wired, techPresident, Washingtonian, Washington Business Journal, DCist and elsewhere.
Chuck’s experience and expertise in event management is far-reaching, from promoting and
coordinating large-scale rallies on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and in Central Park,
New York City to providing comprehensive meeting and exhibition services for businesses,
NGOs and technical associations around the world. Chuck has also served as a vice-president
for one of the world's premier conference, exhibition and event management firms, The
Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.
We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.