Stand With Parkland

Omnicom’s Mercury Public Affairs unit is representing the Stand with Parkland advocacy group that aims to prevent school shootings.

Organized following the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, FL) that left 17 dead and 17 injured, SwP says it promotes “practical public safety reforms focused on the safety of our children and staff at school, improved mental health support and responsible firearms ownership.”

It hired Mercury to pitch its position that school shootings are “an American tragedy” that affect both Republican and Democratic districts.

Senior VP Rodney Emery, who was legislative assistant to Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. and chief of staff to Congressman Steven Horsford, works the account with Mercury director Kaylee Otterbacher.