Count, Inc. was one of the first firms in Texas to focus specifically on grass-tops
activation as a source of influence on the legislative process. Since 1994 we
have cultivated thousands of direct contacts that have assisted many legislative
and regulatory efforts; and have ultimately played a role in the success of many
key issues such as electricity deregulation, telecommunications issues, health
care and health insurance issues and environmental issues just to name a few.
Hard Count has also played a role in numerous contract awards including a Veterans
Nursing home in 1997, and numerous Transportation awards and main street renovations.
In today’s’ increasingly complex legislative environment in which the margin between
victory and defeat is normally razor thin - the ability to communicate your position
to decision-makers through individuals whom the decision-maker knows and trusts
can be an invaluable resource to develop the majority necessary to win on any
issue. Hard Count is an innovative company which offers assistance in representing
your interests before Congress, State Legislative Bodies, Federal and State regulatory
agencies, City/County governmental bodies, the media and the general public. Hard
Count provides you with a state-of-the-art fully computerized grass-tops, grass-roots,
public relations organization. This organization offers a full range of services
including the experience of more than 35 years in public relations / governmental
affairs / legislative experience. The experience of the staff includes: grasstops
and grassroots organizing, legislative monitoring, legislative staff experience,
numerous capacities within many State Agencies, issue development experience,
State contract awards, Federal contract awards, city and county political analysis,
assessment and recommendation of governmental assistance resources, re-districting,
media relations and more than 50 years of political campaign experience.
Count will provide you with a dimension that is likely missing from your business,
community, lobby team or initiative - it will provide you with a formidable public
relations / governmental affairs tool which will deliver your message directly
to decision-makers utilizing the conduit of key influentials from within the officials’
community, district, political party or business. It has become increasingly difficult
to compete and succeed in today’s complex legislative, regulatory environment.
However you can now access another tactical weapon which will assist in solidifying
a winning “hard count” for the issues, contracts and/or clients that you or your
entity are promoting at the Local, State or Federal level. Hard Count would like
to become the component that helps you realize your Governmental Affairs objectives.