Sean Trambley

Sean Trambley

Sean Trambley was a contributor for The Well News from 2018-2021. He is a seasoned communications and policy professional with more than a decade of communications experience in Washington, D.C., and California. He served as the communications director and legislative assistant for former Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., from 2008 until his retirement in 2012. Later, he joined the Democracy Initiative — a coalition of 60 environment, labor and civil rights organizations committed to democracy reform — as the senior communications strategist. Sean now resides in Martinez, California, where he founded SMT Strategies and works as a communications and public affairs consultant for campaigns, nonprofits and corporations. In 2016, he was appointed to the Martinez Planning Commission and also serves on the board of the Contra Costa Young Democrats.

Recent Work

February 12, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Bipartisan Bill to Protect Miners from COVID-19 Exposure

WASHINGTON – This week, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Mark Warner, D-Va., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Tim Kaine,... Read More

WASHINGTON – This week, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Mark Warner, D-Va., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Bob Casey, D-Pa., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., introduced the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act.  The legislation requires the U.S.... Read More

February 11, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Announces Medicaid Expansion Bill Funded By Medical Marijuana

TOPEKA, Kan. – This week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced legislation to expand Medicaid, known as KanCare, and provide health... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. – This week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced legislation to expand Medicaid, known as KanCare, and provide health insurance for 165,000 Kansans. The legislation also establishes a regulatory framework to make Kansas the 48th state to legalize medical marijuana. “After nearly a year of... Read More

February 5, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Wyden Urges Biden to Remove Executive Director of US Interagency Council on Homelessness

WASHINGTON – This week, in a letter to President Joe Biden, Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., requested the removal of Dr.... Read More

WASHINGTON – This week, in a letter to President Joe Biden, Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., requested the removal of Dr. Robert Marbut from his post as the executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. In the letter, Wyden asserts that Dr. Marbut, a... Read More

January 15, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Wisconsin Reps. Urge Federal Leadership to Ensure Rural Communities Aren’t Left Behind

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, D-Wis., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., sent a bipartisan letter to Operation Warp... Read More

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, D-Wis., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., sent a bipartisan letter to Operation Warp Speed leadership urging them to consider the unique challenges of vaccine distribution to rural areas across Wisconsin and take steps to support timely and equitable vaccine... Read More

January 4, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Senators Collins and Hassan Protect Funding for Nearly 200 Rural, Low-Income School Districts

WASHINGTON — Last week, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., announced they successfully reversed a Department of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Last week, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., announced they successfully reversed a Department of Education decision that jeopardized funding for nearly 200 rural, low-income school districts.  A provision they negotiated was included in the year-end government funding bill and signed... Read More

January 4, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Newsom Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide Pfizer Vaccines to Long-Term Care Facilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the country’s largest and most populous state has opted... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the country’s largest and most populous state has opted in to the federal COVID-19 Pharmacy Partnership, providing no-cost Pfizer vaccines to residents and staff in long-term care facilities. At no cost to the state or... Read More

January 4, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Whitmer Signs $106 Million Bipartisan Relief Bill

LANSING, Mich. – This week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the bipartisan relief bill that the legislature passed after she... Read More

LANSING, Mich. – This week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the bipartisan relief bill that the legislature passed after she urged them to provide support for Michigan families, frontline workers, and small businesses.  The relief bill includes $55 million to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19.... Read More

January 4, 2021
by Sean Trambley
Northam Commits Additional $20 Million to Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund

RICHMOND, Va. – This week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam allocated an additional $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. – This week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam allocated an additional $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to the Rebuild VA economic recovery fund to meet demand for the program and fulfill pending grant applications.  This new funding will bring the program total to... Read More

January 4, 2021
by Sean Trambley
House Legislation Provides Rental Assistance to Families in Response to Recessions and Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., introduced the Crisis Housing Act establishing a new automatic housing assistance program... Read More

WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., introduced the Crisis Housing Act establishing a new automatic housing assistance program to provide emergency rental assistance vouchers to households during natural disasters or economic recessions.  “When responding to an unforeseen disaster like a pandemic, hurricane, or economic... Read More

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