THE POLITICAL TEAM HELP DESK

Questions and weekly reports:

RDs and Advocates   [email protected]

Political Affairs Interns   [email protected]

 

Welcome to the Political Team Headquarters!

You’ll find key links and documents here. Be sure to bookmark this page!

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OUR STORY

Section One – Program Overview

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HOW WE OPERATE

  • Congressional Relations: We meet with U.S. leaders to build support for life-saving legislation and effective poverty-reduction programs.
  • Mobilize: We mobilize people across the globe behind efforts to make poverty a political priority.
  • Educate: We teach basic advocacy skills that allow citizens to communicate with their government.
  • Issue Message: We build awareness of global issues and innovations in poverty-reduction through our online and community presence.

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  • State Of The Union – The link will be sent out at the beginning of each month. Please be sure to go through all the information and provide your manager with your summary.

 

Section Two – Advocacy

Resources 2021 – Information on finding Members of Congress, House & Senate calendars & floor schedules

Find Your Representative

Find Your Senators

 

Contacting Foreign Policy LA

Know when Congress is in session or back home for Recess

Lobby Report Back Form

Congressional Meetings to date spreadsheet

Current Legislation

Global Poverty & AID101 

Lobbying 101 sessions held by the Policy Team

 

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Find Town Hall meetings near you

The Federal Budget Process

 

Section Three – Mobilizing

How to Mobilize people

Mobilizing groups to email congress

Find congressional phone numbers

Interview with Top Mobilizer Winner for August 2016

How I Train & Engage People

Speaking Presentations

The Borgen Project

 

Section Four – Fundraising

Fundraising Ideas

Online Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising Letters

Fundraising 101 sessions

Where does your donation go?

Fundraising Talking Points

How to donate to a Nonprofit

Online Store

 

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

General
Change and Print Call Congress Sheets
Letterhead

Military & Business Leaders Support for Aid
2017 Business Leaders Letter
U.S. Chamber Letter
Robert Gates Letter
Military Leaders Letter

Other
Faith-based Leaders Letter
Faith Leader Letter – COVID-19
Legislation Background and Resources

 

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Memes & Logos
Learn about networking events

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Misc. Tools
Create business cards
Resize large images

Faxzero.com

SquareUp: Accept donations to The Borgen Project via your iPhone or Droid.

1. Order a free swipe card at SquareUp.com

2. Let us know if you get a card and we’ll send you an invite. People will then be able to swipe their credit card against a device attached to your phone and the donation will go directly to The Borgen Project’s account. This is a handy device for fundraisers and allows you to accept credit cards at the door.

 

ISSUE RELATED NEWS

USAID Impact Blog
The Hill: Congress Blog

The Hill: Global Affairs
State Dept. Blog
The Guardian: Poverty matters Blog
Oxfam: Politics of Poverty
ONE Blog
USGLC
GOOD
UN News
AlertNet.org