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National Hockey League (NHL®) and FiscalNote Partner to Ice Out Inequality in Sports

The two organizations have united to spur action around diversity and inclusion in hockey and society

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 31, 2019) – The NHL and FiscalNote, a global technology and media company, will host an ongoing event series starting in November 2019 to address diversity and inclusion in hockey and society.

To kick off the series, FiscalNote and the NHL will host a special screening in November of “Willie,” an award-winning documentary about longtime NHL Diversity Ambassador Willie O’Ree and his experiences as the first black player in the League. Senators Tim Scott and Debbie Stabenow and Representatives Mike Quigley, Ayanna Pressley, Tom Emmer, John Katko and Pete Stauber are also supporters of the screening.

“We are delighted to partner with the NHL to shed light onto previously untapped conversations around diversity and inclusion throughout the world of sports and their impact on the world’s leading companies,” said David Curran, Chief Business Officer at FiscalNote. “As the League looks to bolster this discussion in Washington D.C., we are poised to bring this dialogue to Capitol Hill and key decision makers to drive the discussion around these cultural issues forward.”

The partnership will pair the NHL’s corporate social responsibility goals to address cultural issues based on race, gender, and economics with FiscalNote’s thought leadership work around key issues impacting corporate environments. FiscalNote’s perspective is driven through its Executive Institute platform, which pushes global companies discuss and promote strategies for navigating societal issues at work.

“The NHL’s partnership with FiscalNote is an exciting step forward in the conversation around diversity and inclusion in sports,” said Kim Davis, Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth, and Legislative Affairs at the NHL. “The NHL believes that ‘Hockey is for Everyone™,’ and we want to celebrate every person involved in the league. These efforts provide the opportunity for us to fully showcase our commitment to diversity, while taking intentional steps toward achieving equality in hockey and beyond.”  

The documentary screening will be held at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on November 13. For more information, email

About FiscalNote

FiscalNote is a technology-powered global software data and media company that uses powerful machine learning to provide clients with the right policy information and insights, and at the right time so that they can better navigate market risk and uncertainty and maximize new opportunities.

As the premier hub of domestic and global information for more than 5,000 clients worldwide, FiscalNote’s tools, analysis, news, and award-winning journalism delivers context, clarity, and a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world.

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About the NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 31 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League's international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters, vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Every year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 151 million followers - league, team and player accounts combined - across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube; and more than 100 million fans online at The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN and the NHL Network™ in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, Viasat in the Nordic Region and CCTV and Tencent in China. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL.TV™. Fans are engaged across the League's digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™; and on, available in eight languages and featuring unprecedented access to player and team statistics as well as every regular-season and playoff game box score dating back to the League's inception, powered by SAP. The NHL is committed to building healthy and vibrant communities through the sport of hockey by increasing youth participation and engagement; fostering positive family experiences; promoting inclusion, positive culture and leadership; and supporting sustainable community impact.

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