For-profit

20/20 Vision

Website:

2020visiondc.org/

Location:

Washington, DC

Type:

For-profit Consulting Firm

Principal:

Dana Chasin

20/20 Vision is a Democratic-aligned consulting firm that provides fiscal and economic policy consulting services to corporate and nonprofit clients as well as lawmakers. The firm was founded by Dana Chasin, who worked as a fiscal policy advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign and has seven employees who come from a variety of Democratic campaigns and left-of-center policy organizations. The firm also endorses Democratic candidates for office, with principal Dana Chasin donating to many of the congressional candidates supported by the firm. The firm also supports elimination of the Senate filibuster in the 117th Congress in order to pass Democratic-backed federal election administration legislation including the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and H.R. 1 For the People Act. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Background

20/20 Vision is a left-of-center consulting firm catering to Democratic-aligned politicians and organizations. The firm was formed in January 2017 by Dana Chasin, a Democratic political operative and congressional aide who worked as a policy advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign immediately prior to founding the firm. The firm currently states that it provides economic and fiscal policy consulting services to academics, left-of-center advocacy organizations, and legislators. [5]

Activity

20/20 Vision’s blog archive chronicles newsletter updates it has sent to its clients on issues such as tax policy, inflation, banking, and monetary policy. The firm closely tracks the activities of organizations including the Treasury Department, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee and advocates for liberal and Democratic Party positions on economic policy issues. [6]

Filibuster Elimination

20/20 Vision has joined many other left-of-center groups and activist organizations in calling for the elimination of the Senate filibuster rule to help Senate Democrats pass left-of-center election administration legislation including the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the H.R. 1 For the People Act. The firm also supports passing a $15 minimum wage through filibuster elimination. [7]

The firm keep a running tally of Democratic Senators’ statements on the filibuster and calls the filibuster an “arcane” rule. The firm stated that if the two election-related bills proposed by democrats in congress fail, that “our democracy will suffer and may never recover.” [8] [9]

People

20/20 Vision is led by Dana Chasin, who started the firm in 2017. Chasin worked as a policy advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and was previously a fiscal policy advisor to United States Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Jon Tester (D-MT). Chasin also worked as a policy advisor for Americans for Financial Reform and OMB Watch. Chasin attended Harvard Law School and worked as an attorney for large law firm Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler and worked in international finance as a vice president for international bank Societe Generale. [10]

Other employees of the firm include chief of staff Morgan Nemec, a 2019 University of Georgia graduate who worked for Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for Georgia Governor and Jon Ossoff’s campaign for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, and Julia Larkin, a former president of the American University College Democrats and College Democrats of America programming director. [11]

References

  1. “Calls for Accountability and Reform.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/calls-for-accountability-and-reform ^
  2. “About.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/about ^
  3. “2020 Endorsements.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/2020-endorsements ^
  4. “Dana Chasin.” Campaign Money. Accessed January 13, 2021. https://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/dana-chasin.asp?cycle=20 ^
  5. “About.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/about ^
  6. “Archive.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/archive ^
  7. “Calls for Accountability and Reform.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/calls-for-accountability-and-reform ^
  8. “Calls for Accountability and Reform.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/calls-for-accountability-and-reform ^
  9. “Senate Democrats Filibuster Support Status.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/senate-democrats-filibuster-support-status ^
  10. “Dana Chasin.” LinkedIn Profile. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dana-chasin-a42abb8/ ^
  11. “About.” 20/20 Vision. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://2020visiondc.org/about ^
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