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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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January 13, 2020
By Billy Aouste
Week of January 6, 2020
October 17, 2019
By Billy Aouste
National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar LeBron James took to Twitter on Monday to vent his frustration about the latest controversy over the NBA's decision to grovel before the Chinese government.
October 14, 2019
By Billy Aouste
The China-symp appeasers at Google and the NBA have much to learn from these honorable players.
May 13, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of May 6, 2019

2018 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
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.
3.2 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2018
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
158 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching over 34,000 guests in 2018.
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week