Current Clients

Compassion & Choices (C&C) 2005 – Present Media Relations Director for premier nonprofit working to give Americans better end-of-life care and choices. Death with Dignity - media relations for laws in Washington, Oregon and Montana; End-of-Life Choice communications campaign management and media strategy.

“Hopcraft Communications bridged the gap between simply having a message, and using that message for social change. We owe our voice in the public dialogue to the Hopcraft team. Your attention to detail is reassuring to me every day.” —Barbara Coombs Lee, President, Compassion & Choices

California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Media Director 2003 – Present
Media Director for statewide advocacy organization in support of California injured workers’ rights, medical care and disability compensation.

“Steve and his team have embraced our cause, and pursued our goals with tireless passion and great professionalism. Our association, and the injured workers of California, have been very well-served by Hopcraft Communications.” —Sue Borg, past president, California Applicants Attorneys Association

California Federation of Teachers 1992 – Present Media Relations Consultant for statewide union of educators, from preschool through higher education. Informing the media and the public about how those who work in the schools would improve them.

“Hopcraft Communications has delivered solid media support for the California Federation of Teachers for more than fifteen years.” —Fred Glass, California Federation of Teachers Communications Director

Voters Injured At Work (VIAW) 2004 – Present Media relations and communications assistance for California injured workers’ nonprofit advocacy group working to improve medical care and disability compensation for injured workers.

“Hopcraft Communications, has and continues to bring, attention to the injustices of workers injured on the job in California, with professionalism and always with compassion.” —Jesse Cineceros, Voters Injured At Work

California Premature Infant Coalition - 2009 Fundraising effort for statewide coalition working to reduce premature infant births and improve care and public education

“Hopcraft Communications is the premier public relations firm for children’s and health advocacy.” —Steve Barrow, Results Strategies and Advocacy Institute

Former Clients

Hopcraft Communications has provided flexible, creative and potent communications services for ballot measures, candidates, and a broad array of nonprofit organizations over many years of working toward social change.

Communications, media relations and campaign management for candidates and ballot measures

  • Solar and Clean Energy Act – Proposition 7 – 2008
  • Angelides for Governor 2005–2006
  • Fix Three Strikes, Yes on Proposition 66 – 2004
  • United Steel Workers of America (USWA) 1999–2004
  • Liveable Wage Coalition, Proposition 210 – 1996
  • Californians Against Fraud! No on Proposition 199 – 1996
  • Californians for Medical Rights, Proposition 215 – 1996
  • Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG) – 1996 & 1998
  • Californians for Health Security, Proposition 186 – 1994
  • Californians Against Initiative Fraud, No on Proposition 136 – 1990
  • Dan Hamburg for U.S. Congress – 1991–1992
  • Michael Dukakis for President – 1988
  • Californians for McCarthy – 1982 and 1986

Communications consulting for non-profit organizations: issue/cause marketing

  • Kids' Plates – 1999–2006
  • 100% Campaign – 2002–2005
  • Sierra Health Foundation - The Dental Health Foundation 1998–2002
  • Partners for Clean Air, The Smog Squad 1991–1999
  • Golden State Mobilhome Owners League (GSMOL), No on Proposition 199 – 1991–1996
  • Californians Against Fraud! No on Proposition 10 - 1996.
  • California Coalition for Childhood Immunization (C3I) – 1996
  • California Wilderness Coalition – 1996
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District – 1992–1993
  • California Association for Bilingual Education – 1991–1995
  • CBS News – 1989, Researched and produced a story on child cancer in California.

Fundraising - Innovative programs call for innovative solutions

  • St. Hope Academy Youth Development Center/ Founded by NBA All–Star Kevin Johnson – 1991–92
  • California Premature Infant Health Coalition

Organizational Support, non profits, environmental groups, cities, tax-payer protection groups, unions

  • Congress of California Seniors – 1999–2003
  • American Planning Association, California Chapter (APA) 1997–2006
  • California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians – 2004
  • California Chiropractic Association – 2003
  • California Labor Federation – 2003
  • Forests Forever Foundation – 2003
  • North American Alliance for the Mentally Ill, California 2002–2004
  • Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign (SNFPC) – 1998
  • California Division of Fairs and Expositions, Department of Agriculture – 1996
  • Valley–Foothill Alliance for Healthy Air – 1996
  • Safe Energy Communications Council – 1996
  • City of West Hollywood – 1994–1995
  • City of Santa Monica – 1994–1995
  • Zero Emissions Vehicle Environmental Alliance – 1994
  • Consumers and Lawyers Against Censorship – 1994
  • California Tax Reform Association – 1991–1994
  • California Homeless and Housing Coalition – 1990–1993
  • California Abortion Rights Action League – 1993
  • California Democratic Party – 1992
  • California School Employees Association – 1992–1993
  • California Coalition for Rural Housing – 1990–1992
  • Coalition for a Better California ( A Coalition of 41 Organizations) – 1991
  • California Faculty Association – 1991
  • Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Washington, DC – 1991
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice – 1990
  • Hollywood Policy Center Foundation – 1990
  • Project Ocean – 1990
  • Ocean Alliance – 1989–1990
  • San Francisco Baykeeper – 1989
  • Taxpayers for California – 1981

Services

Campaign Management

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Public/Media Relations

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Issue Marketing/Advertising

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