What to Expect: These sessions and all Borgen Project meetings are done via video conferencing. Please ensure that you are in a quiet place, with no disturbances and dressed professionally. In most cases, you won’t have to talk but you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions. Check back regularly for the latest meetings and training sessions.



What: Lobbying 101
When: Tuesday, October 20th @ 10 AM PST
Where: Zoom Webinar ID: 930 6598 6142 / Passcode: 426709
Who: This training session is open to all team members.  Political Affairs and Nonprofit Leadership team members need to attend one Lobbying 101 session.
Inside Scoop: The Policy team will share their tips and tricks for lobbying. The focus of this training is to help volunteers and interns feel more confident and prepared for doing grassroots lobby meetings with their local Congressional offices.

What: Fundraising 101
When: Thursday, October 22nd @ 9 AM PST
Where: Zoom Webinar Passcode: 426709
Who: Recommended for all team members.
Inside Scoop: Need fundraising help? Hear from our donor relations department and past team members who raised great numbers during the program. Come prepared with questions and make the most out of this opportunity.

What: Media Outreach 101
When: Wednesday, October 28th @ 8 AM PST
Where: Zoom – Meeting ID: 350 985 3746
Who: This training session is only open to the Media Outreach team members from the PR/Marketing department.
Inside Scoop: Learn more about the importance of your role within the Media Outreach team. In our book, there’s no dumb question, so come prepared and make the most out of the session.

2020 Federal Holidays


Date Holiday
Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 17 Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3 Independence Day
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day


SENATE RECESS 2020: (tentative)

February 17th – 21st
March 16th – 20th
April 6th – 17th
May 25th – 29th
July 3rd – 17th
August 10th – September 7th
September 28th – 29th
October 12th – November 6th
November 11th
November 23rd – 27th
December 21st – 31st



February 17th – 21st
March 16th – 20th
April 6th – 17th
May 4th – 8th
May 25th – 29th
June 29th – 30th
July 3rd – 17th
August 3rd – September 7th
October 5th – 30th
November 2nd – 13th
November 23rd – 27th
December – N/A