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State of the Union July 2021

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, July 31st, 2021, you’re invited to BORGENFEST! Musical Guests: 99 Neighbors // Kitty Coen   Guest Speakers: Congressman Adam Smith // Natalie Gill-Mensah // Clint Borgen    BORGENFEST is the organization’s virtual event of the summer benefitting the fight to end global poverty. Don’t miss our featured musical artists, special guest […]

State of the Union October 2018

Note from the President: Hi everyone, I want to apologize if you’ve experienced issues with the website recently. We’ve been told by our web hosting provider that the issue is fixed and we shouldn’t see ads or layout issues. We’ve had a remarkably, smooth run this past 15-years without website disturbances and this glitch was an […]

State of the Union September 2018

Note from the President: Register to vote! Enough said. The people voted into Congress in two months will either be allies for the world’s poor or foes. Your advocacy is crucial in getting leaders more engaged in the issue, but electing people from the start who are interested in helping the world’s poor is critical. […]

State of the Union August 2018

Note from the President: Amazing work everyone! July was a record month for both grassroots lobbying and fundraising. We’ve already had more lobbying meetings this year than all of last year! Let’s keep this momentum going. With Congressional leaders back in their districts and the mid-term election approaching, this is a crucial time of year […]

State of the Union July 2018

Political Updates   Lobbying Efforts Total # of Lobbying Meetings in June:  79 Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2018:  452 – We are already 80% to our goal this year! Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2018:  560 Advocacy Emails Number of Advocacy Emails in June: 11,610 – A new record! The highest number of emails sent in one month. […]

State of the Union June 2018

Note from the President: Welcome to summer excitement! When it comes to advocacy this is my favorite time of year. Members of Congress spend the majority of the summer back in their districts meeting with constituents and finding out what issues to focus on. What makes this year extra interesting is the mid-term election in […]

State of the Union May 2018

District Work Periods:  May 25th through June 1st The May recess is the perfect time to schedule meetings with your congressional leaders, since they will be back from D.C. and in their home district and state.  For all team members who are required to lobby during the program, please schedule meetings with your leaders or members […]

State of the Union April 2018

  Note from the President: The AGOA and MCA Modernization Act just passed in the Senate! The bill now heads to the President to be signed into law. We’ve done lots of lobbying on this bill and it’s great to see it pass in Congress. Great work to everybody who has emailed Congress in support of […]

State of the Union March 2018

  Note from the President: Bitter sweet news out of the State Department. For those of us passionate about the International Affairs Budget, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been a major disappointment. During his brief time at the State Department, more than 60 percent of the organization’s top personnel have left the agency. Imagine if […]

State of the Union February 2018

  Note from the President:  Forbes recently published a story that utilized a Borgen Project article written by Sarah Prellwitz of Idaho. We see this happen frequently, where a major news site references an article written by our Content Team members. Keep up the great writing! You never know who is reading your article. We recently […]