Require A Good Foundation
California | Ohio | Washington DC
is a full-service political and public affairs firm with national, statewide, and local experience including:
33 Ballot Measure Campaigns
US Presidential Campaign
National Issue Advocacy
State Legislative Advocacy
Legislative Caucus Campaigns
State, County, and City Candidate Campaigns
Foundation Public, LLC was founded by Chris Lehman who developed a reputation over 22 years in political and public affairs for repeatedly winning David vs. Goliath upset victories over the tobacco industry and for co-creating the national Need to Impeach campaign that resulted in the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Foundation Public LLC’s founder
Chris Lehman co-created the Need to Impeach campaign with Tom Steyer, Chris Lehane, and Kevin Mack.
2003-2020 - Senate Democrats - For 16 years, Foundation Public LLC’s Chris Lehman served as a top consultant and strategist for four consecutive leaders of the California State Senate and Senate Democrats. In 2004, under the leadership of Senator Don Perata, the Senate Democratic Caucus emerged as the progressive tip of the spear in opposition to Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Legislative and Issue Advocacy
2020 - Stopping Flavored Tobacco Including Menthol - Foundation Public, LLC was hired by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids to oversee strategy and media for California’s historic SB 793 that banned flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes.
2016 - Proposition 56 -
A coalition of public health groups, the largest healthcare union in the world (SEIU), and California medical providers hired Foundation Public LLC’s Founder Chris Lehman as Lead Strategist to design and pass a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes.