Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Spends $30K on Republican Lobbyists for Immigration Reform

Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:38pm

The lobbying firm Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock reported it was paid $30,000 to lobby during March on behalf of FWD.us for comprehensive immigration reform. FWD.us, an advocacy organization using public policy grassroots education, was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and eleven other Silicon Valley CEOs.

The Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock lobbyists were Aleix Jarvis (former legislative director to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and former staff assistant to Rep. Charles Taylor, R-N.C.), Billy Piper (former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky), Danielle Maurer (former Deputy to the Associate Director of OMB, and former professional staff on House Rules, and former Republican director of Member Services for the House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio), and Kate Hull (former staff director of Senate HELP & subcommittee on Aging, and senior legislative assistant to Sen. Tim Hutchinson, R-Ark.).

Also on the Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock team are Kirk Blalock (former special assistant to President George W. Bush, and former deputy director of Public Liaison at the White House), Kirsten Chadwick (former assistant to the President George W. Bush for legislative affairs), Mark Isakowitz (former press secretary to Rep. Paul Gillmor, R-Ohio), and Mike Chappell (former deputy chief of staff to Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss.).

Peck Madigan Jones also registered to lobby for FWD.us but their report for the first quarter has not yet been filed.