Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

The Borgen Project

aka Borgen Project

Seattle, WA


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.

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Mr. Clint Borgen

Main Address

1416 NW 46th St Ste 105 PMB 145

Seattle, WA 98107-4622 USA


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1. Improve living conditions for those living on less than $1.25 per day.
2. Improve the United States response to the global poverty crises.
3. Build a network of volunteers that spans all 50 U.S. states.

1. Meet directly with members of Congress.
2. Build public awareness, primarily focusing on web-based strategies.
3. Build a national network of advocacy-focused volunteers.
4. Mobilize public action.

The Borgen Project has built a strong and influential platform to advocate for the world's poor. In 2014, The Borgen Project met with over 80 percent of U.S. Senate offices. The Borgen Project's online public awareness strategies drive over 70,000 people to every month. Over 1,800 monthly emails are sent by constituents to their members of Congress via

1. Access to Congress/number of Congressional meetings.
2. Political actions that take place after Congressional meetings.
3. Policy changes.
4. Web traffic.
5. Number of volunteers.
6. Impact of volunteers.

On May 2nd 2014, the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to include $35 million in additional cash 202(e) flexibility in the Food for Peace Title II program. The amendment narrowly passed by two votes. Of those who voted yes, 9 out of 16 had met with The Borgen Project in the 48 hours leading up to the vote. The amendment is projected to help an additional 200,000 hungry and malnourished people.

On May 8th, 2014 the Electrify Africa Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 297-117. In sub-Saharan Africa, 589 million people – 68% of the population – do not have access to electricity. The purpose of the legislation is to provide first-time electricity to 50 million people by 2020.
Of the Congressional Leaders who Cosponsored the Legislation…
• 25 Cosponsored after meeting with The Borgen Project.
• 13 Congressional leaders cosponsored after receiving emails from Borgen Project constituents in their district.

Of the Congressional leaders Voting Yes for the Legislation…
• 75 had met with The Borgen Project.
• 78 had received emails from Borgen Project constituents in their district.

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