Lobbyists for the World’s Poor
Many new members of Congress have been attempting huge cuts to funding that improves conditions for the world’s poor. The Borgen Project is working to protect funding that assists millions of the world’s poor.
We’ve all heard of Big Tobacco, Big Oil and a variety of other industries whose influence over Congress is infamous, but what if there was an entity fighting for the world’s poor? What if those living on less than $1 per day had an influential ally on Capitol Hill? Meet The Borgen Project… K Street for the starving kids.
With a tiny budget, and an all-volunteer team that spans 80 U.S. cities, this tech-savvy, Seattle-based organization is advocating for the world’s poor and has gained a level of political access that rivals most Fortune 500 companies.
Clint Borgen developed the concept for the organization after witnessing the dire need for it while volunteering in Kosovo refugee camps during the war and ethnic-cleansing. In Kosovo, Borgen was empowered to see how few resources were needed to improve conditions for thousands of refugees, but he was also deeply frustrated that U.S. leaders weren’t doing more.
After college, Borgen set out to create an organization that could function as a political ally for the world’s poor. For startup funding, the former United Nations intern took a job living on a fishing vessel in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, a remote island in the Bering Sea where the Deadliest Catch is filmed. From there, with early focus on web-based strategies, The Borgen Project grew, and thousands of people have since joined the fight.
In May, Borgen reached a landmark 500 congressional meetings since The Borgen Project began. Borgen averages over 100 congressional meetings per year while advocating for international programs that assist millions of people globally. The Borgen Project has also secured cosponsors for legislation ranging from the Water for the World Act to the Global Poverty Act.
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Hunger and Poverty Relief
The Borgen Project
The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.
- This charity has raised $48,000 in the past year
- 500 congressional meetings advocating for the world’s poor.