BENEFITING: BORGEN PROJECT
I recently started writing for the Borgen Project because I believe in their work to put global poverty at the forefront of US foreign policy. While humanitarian assistance is important, the real change happens with targeted legislative policies.
The Borgen Project focuses on political change, and has managed to have a level of political access that rivals Fortune 500 companies. Even small donations have a major impact in fueling the cause and building a political powerhouse for the world’s poor.
They played a key role in getting the Global Poverty Act passed in the House of Representatives. Although the bill didn’t pass the Senate, President Obama has incorporated its objectives into his foreign policy strategy and has made global poverty and development a greater component of U.S. foreign policy.
They have also secured cosponsors for the following legislation: The Global Poverty Act; Newborn, Child and Mother Survival Act; Global Food Security Act; Stop TB Now Act; Water for the World Act; Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act.
The Borgen Project consists of an almost all-volunteer team that operates from donated office space. So your donation goes fully to their public awareness campaigns, mobilizing people to take action and building support for poverty-reduction legislation among political leaders.