At The Raben Group, Eduardo Soto advises corporate and nonprofit clients on lobbying and advocacy strategies, including congressional relations, regulatory procedures, outreach to third-party organizations, and coalition management. He finds the right message for campaigns and thinks of creative ways to deliver it to the intended audience.
Through his work on behalf Wounded Warrior Project and partners, he helped to secure access to reproductive health care assistance, including in vitro fertilization, for critically wounded veterans unable to start a family on their own. Working closely with a coalition of dozens of organizations, he helped coordinate a civil rights push to extend a crucial discount for broadband access to eligible low-income households across the country.
In Congress, he worked with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to strengthen and reintroduce a repeal of mandatory minimum sentences. He also coordinated a delegation visit from students affected by closures at a higher education institution who were seeking relief from crushing student loan debt. The Department of Education eventually extended to these and other students the ability to avoid repayment of certain loans.
Eduardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government from American University and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.