Founded in 2015, Balestra is a full-service communications firm exclusively elevating the voices of progressive community, with an emphasis on voices of color and others traditionally excluded from the media narrative. We offer high-impact communications counsel: strategic planning, media relations support (proactive and rapid response), messaging, writing, digital strategy, media training, design, video and even website support.
Our projects weigh in on issues at the forefront of the progressive movement with a racial justice lens - how technology policy affects people of color, the Jim Crow roots of our criminal justice system, and how immigration enforcement disproportionately impacts black and brown immigrants. Everything that we take on focuses on new frontiers and battlegrounds - such as tech and new media - where the civil rights struggle continues for the next age.
Our team is comprised of communicators with experience with the different levers of power from the halls of Congress, to the boardrooms, to community activism. With these backgrounds, we bring an understanding of how to tell powerful stories through media to achieve regulatory, legislative and corporate change.