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Margaret Lawson

As a broadcast and print Journalist, Margaret covers news and politics. In her media relations role, she advises on local, state and national political campaigns, advocates for the disabled and is a Certified Peer & Family Mentor at The Reeve Foundation. She is a member of the National Press Club, and the Society of Professional Journalists DC Chapter. She is a Past Editor of Dateline. Margaret has judged the Green Eye Shade Awards, the Dateline Awards and the DMA Excellence in Journalism Awards. She writes a monthly column for the Washington Women in Public Relations blog.

Chavetz Accelerates the Republican War on Women

Given that Chafffetz has been married to a woman since 1991, and has two daughters, his demeanor yesterday was shocking. What is life like in that household? Is he as venomous towards the three women in his household as he was to Cecile Richards? It appears to be timely for the Utah child protection agency to pay a visit to his house.

The Refugee Crisis

The Gulf States have not been welcoming at all to refugees. There is no focus on that fact in the main-stream media. Why not? Simply put, these are extremely wealthy countries with access to the best in PR messaging. Their response to date has been that they are donating funds to refugee organizations.

The United States of Public Relations  

The image of Texas as a great state has been severely damaged in recent years, first by former Governor Rick Perry, who campaigned for the US Presidency in 2012. During that campaign, he failed to distinguish either himself or his state. Initially denying charges of racism which were subsequently proven to be accurate, he infamously failed to remember the name of a government agency he planned to get rid of during the course of a Presidential debate.