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Billy Aouste

Billy Aouste is the new media specialist for The Heartland Institute.

Aouste is responsible for many projects at Heartland, including producing and managing social media outreach; pitching op-eds to print and digital publications; producing Heartland's weekly email; editing Heartland’s blog, the Freedom Pub; and tracking Heartland experts’ media hits.

Aouste is a graduate from DePaul University with a B.A. in political science. While studying, he participated in the Fund for American Studies program in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Heartland in 2015, he was a staff intern on Bruce Rauner’s successful Illinois gubernatorial campaign. Aouste resides in Hainseville, Illinois.

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 15, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018
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Week of October 1, 2018
October 1, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018
By Billy Aouste
Week of September 17, 2018

2016 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
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of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
“The Heartland Institute [is] the world’s most prominent thinktank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist
May 26, 2012
2.4 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2017
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
91 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching 14,711 guests
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week