Restoring Arizona, last year's effort to support the restoration of Medicaid in Arizona, has won the “2014 Campaign Excellence Public Affairs/Advocacy Campaign of the Year” award from the American Association of Political Consultants. The prestigious award was announced at the AAPC's Annual Pollie Awards Gala Dinner on April 4th.
Restoring Arizona was a full public affairs effort driven by a broad coalition of business leaders, health care professionals, social groups, conservatives and many others who worked hard to make Medicaid restoration a reality. We were honored to work with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Molera Alvarez, and many others to help this effort achieve success. Most importantly, we would also like to thank Governor Brewer for her support. Without her, this victory for Arizona would not have been possible.
HighGround also took home a Gold Pollie award in the Internet, Public Affairs Division for Best Web Video, State/Local category for the “Do the Math — Arizona Medicaid Made Simple” white board video.
“This year's Pollie Awards were especially competitive for an off cycle with over 1,600 entries. We were pleased to see innovative voter contact and persuasion strategies applied in all segments, especially in our Internet and social media categories, which saw a significant increase in number over last year,” said AAPC President Art Hackney.
About the Pollie Awards
The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the AAPC to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes. A blind jury of their peers selects AAPC award winners. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies as “…the Oscars of political advertising.”