Letters to the President

President Obama took the oath of office for a second time in January, at a moment in history where critical progress is being made on reducing poverty and improving livelihoods worldwide. InterAction's members, more than 190 U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) supported by the American people, are on the front lines of this change. 

Where do they think the president can have the biggest impact over the next four years? Several of our members put pen to paper to answer that question. Click on the links below to hear what leading NGOs think should be at the forefront of the administration's global agenda.

And if you read something you think the president and others should hear too, please share it.

Click on the boxes below to read articles from InterAction members. Check back for the most recent articles, which will be made available here as soon as they are published.

Learn more about InterAction's advocacy work here.

The Morality of Drones

Africa Is Calling

Tackling Corruption

Investing in Women:
A Greater Return

Food Security
Human Trafficking

Environment & Climate

WASH: Integrating Across Sectors

Poverty in the U.S.

Importance of Reducing Poverty

Reproductive Health

Obama's Legacy

Investing in the Middle East 

Effective Foreign Assistance

Public/Private Partnership:

Tracking Letters to the President


Paper letters sent to President Obama each week


Letters read by the president each day


Calls to the president each day


Emails sent to the president each day

Source: Mike Kelleher, Director of Presidential Correspondence, 2009