Repairing America’s Broken Democracy: Bridge Alliance Members Take Action - Gregory Joseph, Communications Director, American Promise


Interviewed by David Nevins

Gregory Joseph

As part of a new series on citybiz, Repairing America’s Broken Democracy: Bridge Alliance Members Take Action, each month David H. Nevins, president & CEO of Nevins & Associates, will interview leaders from different Bridge Alliance member organizations doing work to support and protect our democracy around the country. The Bridge Alliance is a coalition of more than 100 organizations working together as active stewards of our democratic republic. Bridge Alliance member organizations span the ideological spectrum, but are unified to work efficiently, outside arbitrarily defined political lines. The Bridge Alliance supports the democracy ecosystem and advances the healthy self-governance movement. The Bridge Alliance nurtures consistent and open communications between its members, developing a foundation of trust to foster collaboration. For more information, visit

Gregory Joseph serves as Communications Director with American Promise.

American Promise assembled the first cross-partisan Advisory Council to speak out for the creation of the 28th Amendment. These American leaders represent thoughtful viewpoints from a variety of political, economic, and demographic perspectives. The proposed 28th Amendment empowers American voters to end the escalating influence of big money that dominates our elections.

Gregory Joseph is a seasoned communications professional and writer. With experience working within non-profit, political and advocacy media, Gregory has managed numerous political and advocacy campaigns, as well as directing communications, research and policy departments. Most recently, Gregory served as Communications Director for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), the nation’s oldest non-profit solely devoted to ending capital punishment. Prior to NCADP, Gregory served as a Director with the Washington-DC based communications firm, Spitfire Strategies. Gregory has worked on statewide campaigns in North Carolina, California, Texas, New Jersey, New York and Minnesota. In addition, Gregory served as Senior Staff on Bill Bradley’s 2000 Presidential campaign. Gregory got his professional start as an aide to former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun.

Interview Questions:

Q1: Tell us a little bit about your inspiration for joining American Promise.

Q2: Tell us more about American Promise and its mission.

Q3: As a cross-partisan organization, your work is more important today than ever in bridging divides. Where does the 28th Amendment issue stand today?

Q4: Following the events of January 6th in Washington, D.C., many companies are looking more closely at their campaign spending and political contributions. Tell us a little more about this growing movement and how American Promise is supporting it.

Q5: American Promise has some exciting events on the horizon. Tell us about your upcoming conference.

Q6: I understand you also have a Citizen Lobby Day coming up in May. Tell us about it and how people can get involved.

Q7: Finally, how can individuals, organizations or businesses learn more about American Promise and your work and get involved to help?

The Bridge Alliance is a coalition of over 90 organizations dedicated to rejuvenating America. With each organization focusing on a different sector of the movement, our members represent a combined three million supporters in the burgeoning field of civic reform and civil discourse. In addition, more than one billion dollars has been invested towards improving government effectiveness nationwide.

The Bridge Alliance acts as a hub of information and connectivity for over 90 civic action organizations.

We provide the infrastructure for our members to expand individually, collaborate on shared goals, and inform others that are invested in democracy revitalization. This generates a collective impact for greater than any one group could make alone.

David Nevins is president & CEO of Nevins & Associates, a highly regarded strategic communications company and proactive public relations partner. The firm’s regional and national client base is a unique mix of organizations across a variety of industries including: healthcare, professional service firms, finance, not-for-profits, distributors, state agencies, national media companies, technology, political and grassroots campaigns, real estate development, sporting events, and more.

With more than 30 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and community and government relations, David is a talented and seasoned executive. Prior to founding Nevins & Associates in 1983, David served as the Director of Marketing for both Towson University and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he was tapped by the CEO of Comcast to employ his marketing expertise as President of the company’s regional sports network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. David is a Past President of the Board of Governors for the Center Club and is a former Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland, a position to which he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland. David has chaired the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Loan Corporation, served as President of both the Jewish National Fund and the Towson Business Association and was a member of the PNC Bank board.

David is highly involved in the business, civic, and political communities, and his many years of active leadership in numerous organizations have built a network of contacts that he regularly puts to use for the firm’s clients. For more information, visit

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