State of the Union May 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in April: 23
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 141
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in April: 5,798
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 23,318
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 93%

 

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexis Koerner Sabul and her swarm

 

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Elena Ajluni held two class presentations

HR Team member, Lory Duplessis, presented at a library and gave some flyers to attendees

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Charles Wiener

Mia DiPaola

Mateo Useche

Farouk Bongo

Angeles Campa

Karolina Kapron

Karolina Kapron’s Mile Marketing campaign

Haley Dupre

 

Amethyst Cecil (with furry friend, Ginger)

Political Team

Itzel Mialma

Shawn Edelstein in Greenbelt, Maryland

Callie Sua implemented her Mile Marketing campaign in Columbus, OH

Laine Ford

Morgan Delacruz implemented her campaign in Boston, MA

Regional Director Hugo Villanueva

 

 

Katherine Tschopp implemented her Mile campaign. She wrote ‘The Borgen Project’ on her cups while making drinks for her customers!

PR/Marketing Team

Christopher Bell in San Francisco, CA

Jack Casolani in Yaphank, NY

 

Kyra Schlueter in Midlothian, VA

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Catherine Caldwell

Fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member, Mara Joseph

Political Affairs Team member, Miles Reaves, organized a virtual walk-a-thon and raised over $500!

Political Affairs Team member, Rania Chakaki, held a FUNDrive, collecting and reselling old clothes and household items, raising $339!

 

Here are some great tips from Political Affairs Team member, Hannah May, who raised $950 in her first week with The Borgen Project.

I have been involved in fundraising for many years due to partaking in many extra curricular activities and playing collegiate golf. In college, we would host a week of giving fundraisers where the different athletic teams would compete to raise the most money for your team. Due to being exposed to different methods of fundraising for many years, I have picked up a few tricks.
Primarily, I have kept a list of donors who have supported my endeavors throughout my entire academia and professional development. These individuals are always the first to hear about the new projects and developments I am working on. Secondly, I am very straightforward with my approach. I provide all needed information on the project, ask if they are willing to donate and leave it open for further discussion (mobilizing while fundraising).
Lastly, I am constantly brainstorming new ideas and methods for fundraising. It involves calling lots of businesses to see if they would like to partner and or seeing how I can create a free event that would yield substantial donations. While most ideas or methods are obtainable, it helps highlight then possible options.

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State of the Union April 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in March: 36
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 118
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in March: 6,826
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 17,520
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 150,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 89%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Amy Pettigrew, Senior Program Manager, Abdullah Ibrahimzada, Program Manager, and Nonprofit Leadership Team Members Makennah Troy and Michael Rodriguez met with Edward Adutwum, Legislative Correspondent for Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) to discuss the importance of the International Affairs Budget and the Keeping Girls in School Act. Edward is bringing the legislation to Sen. Padilla for review and, hopefully, a cosponsorship!

 

Updates from DC

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Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, April Jaca

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hannah Benoit

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hannah Alfano

PR/Marketing Team member, Obianuju Azenabor, based in Nigeria

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Harrison van Echten

Political Affairs Team member, Jeny Khadka

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Michael Rodriguez

Political Affairs and Content Team member, Sylvia Eimieho, implemented her one-mile campaign in Everett, WA

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Griffin Kowalski

Political Affairs Team member, Erica Grening, implemented her one-mile campaign in Wilmington, DE

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, April Jaca walked around Washington D.C. handing out flyers during the Cherry Blossom Festival to the public to increase/spread awareness.

Political Affairs Team member, James Milholen implemented his one-mile campaign in Rogers, AR

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Charles Wiener

Political Affairs Team member, Sydney Sheffield

HR Team member, Caitlin Jackson

Regional Director, Selin Sema

PR/Marketing Team member, Jazz Souphom’s dog helps raise awareness

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 

 

Media Outreach

PR/Marketing Team member, Mara Joseph

PR/Marketing Team member, Kyra Schlueter

PR/Marketing Team member, Janice Ye

PR/Marketing Team member, Douglas Burkitt

PR/Marketing Team member, Nicholas Bavaro

PR/Marketing Team member, Olivia DeStio

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Li

PR/Marketing Team member, Chloe Sullivan

PR/Marketing Team member, Kathleen Pile

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexis Koerner Sabul

PR/Marketing Team member, Nicholas Downing

HR Team member, Leshaune Williams

PR/Marketing Team member, Lauren Bonner

PR/Marketing Team member, Jacob Eastlick

 

 

 

 

 

 

TikTok

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State of the Union March 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in February: 35
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 82
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in February: 5,035
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 10,694
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 150,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 66%

 

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

 

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • PR/Marketing Team: Jacob Eastlick
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Sylvia Eimieho
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Mackenzie Armstrong, James Milholen, Sylvia Eimieho
      • Article of the Month:

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Podcasts

Listen to Kim Thelwell, VP, discussing the work of The Borgen Project with Givology

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carmen Martinez

HR Team member, Rebecca Veirs

HR Team member, Amber Scallan

Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica implementing her one-mile campaign in Denver, CO

HR Team member, Afi Djissenou

 

HR Team member, Domenica Molina

HR Team member, Avery Eller and her dogs helping the cause!

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 

HR Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Shira Ben Ami, posted fliers in her dorm.

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, Abbie Amsler

 

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Lauren Bonner

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Morgan Tadish

PR/Marketing Team member, Christopher Bell

PR/Marketing Team member, Kyra Schlueter

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Harrison van Echten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Alexis Mitchell

Political Affairs Team member, Erica Grenig

Political Affairs Team member, Christopher Jean-Louis

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Jeny Khadka Valentine’s Day Fundraiser raised almost $300!

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Mia DiPaola is making and selling these coasters as part of her fundraiser

 

 

State of the Union February 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in January: 47
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 47
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in January: 2,106
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 2,106
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 150,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date:

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

The Borgen Project’s VP, Kim Thelwell, with Griselda Pachuca-Garcia and Justyna Moskal, Nonprofit Leadership Team members, met with James Johnson, Legislative Director for Represetative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6)

The Borgen Project’s Kim Thelwell, Amy Pettigrew and Adbullah Ibrahimzada, along with Rachel Johnston, Nonprofit Leadership Team member, met with staffers from Senator Mike Lee’s office (R-UT).

Kim Thelwell and Erica Grening, Political Affairs Team Member, met with Rachel Colucci from Representative Katherine Rice’s office (NY-04) about the Keeping Girls in School Act and the Girls LEAD Act.

Kim Thelwell and Matthew Asker, Political Affairs Team Member, met with Aneeb Sheikh from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s office (MA-07) and discussed COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the Keeping Girls in School Act.

 

Updates from DC

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Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Political Affairs Team member, Aarya Rajesh organized a massive swarm with 24 of his cousins!

Political Affairs Team member, Jeny Khadka

Regional Director, Hennessey Star held a pizza night and swarm last week

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Murphy Boccer

Regional Director, Lucy McKay

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Bridget Beavin’s mile campaign in downtown Bowling Green

Regional Director Shannah Sacco

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica transformed an empty window

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Michael Rodriguez of put up flyers in shop windows to spread the word

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Selina Hanna

PR/Marketing Team member, Amaya Walker

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, Wonni Dong

PR/Marketing Team member, Victoria Cole

Another of Victoria’s creations!

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Selina Hanna created these Instagram stories

 

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Matthew Garnder collected shoes for his shoe drive to fundraise for The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Team member, Nicole Presti

Political Affairs Team member, Maxwell Asker raised money for the cause by hosting a raffle

HR Team member, Caitlin Jackson, designed and ordered business cards from VistaPrint with dog walking services for donations!

 

 

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica has been making fleece tie blankets for her fundraiser. This one raised $50!

 

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

Videos

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco

State of the Union January 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in December: 20
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 327
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in December: 3,635
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 166,120
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Vice President Kim Thelwell met with Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-09) to discuss COVID-19 vaccine equity as well as the Girls LEAD Act and Keeping Girls in School Act. Rep. Hollingsworth reiterated his support for the Global Fund and women’s rights.

Updates from DC

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Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Political Team: Elizabeth Pasqual
        • Content Team: Aimee Eicher
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Jacinda Pinnock and Kasey Fountain

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez

HR Team member, Bianca Reyes

HR Team member, Sarah McCormack

Political Affairs Team member, Lucy McKay

HR Team member, Charles Bowlby

Political Affairs Team member, Ryan Weston

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco undertook her 1-mile campaign in El Salvador

Political Affairs Team member Kasey Fountain’s hamster, Mr Beans wishes all at The Borgen Project a Happy Holidays

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Griselda Pachuca-Garcia

Regional Director, Megan Marie Owens

Regional Director, Brett Fawer

 

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

Videos

Regional Director, Caroline Radocaj

Political Affairs Team member, Jackson Lydon, implements his mile marketing campaign

State of the Union December 2021

Wishing everyone at The Borgen Project a very happy holiday season and best wishes for the New Year.

You are welcome to take two weeks off from December 20th until January 3rd. Please let your manager know your plans.

 

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in November: 47
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 303
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in November: 7,061
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 162,479
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member, Emiliano Rodriguez met with Zack Brown, the Defense Fellow from Representative James Cooper’s office (D-TN-5)

Political Affairs Team member, Aylin Avagyan met with Tony Tran, Representative Nanette Barragán’s Legislative Assistant (D-CA-44)

Political Affairs Team member, Jash Desai presented to his City Council last week

Updates from DC

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Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Content Team: Jeramiah Jordan
        • PR/Marketing Team: Carlos Crawford
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Kayla Armbruster, Jackson Lydon

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Political Affairs Team member, Rylie Taylor held a swarm with her horse riding group

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team Members:

Malcolm Johnson

Kylie Dimario

Kyla Foley

HR Team Members:

Ana Casillas

Ana outside her Representative’s office

Anih Anyangwe

Fatou Kendrick

Jason Clingensmith

Liethes Ortiz

Daniel Umberger

Amelia Qasem

Nonprofit Leadership Team Members:

Charles Berg

Natalie Robinson

Alana Wilck

Mary Catherine Sperrazza

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Content Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Dominique Wyche  

PR/Marketing Team member, Marleisha Reid

HR Team member, Delaney Sears-Webb

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Corinne Mwengwe

 

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Kayla Armbruster held a garage sale and raised $225!

Regional Director, Selena Liu is getting creative for her fundraising campaign

Media Outreach

 

 

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A post shared by Griselda (@gris.pachuca.g)

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Grisleda Pachuca’s reel on Instagram for finding your Congressperson

Griselda’s dog supporting the cause

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

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Videos

PR/Marketing Team member, Savanna Schwartz

PR/Marketing Team member, Rogelio Valdovinos

State of the Union November 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in October: 32
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 256
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in October: 7,605
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 155,458
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • HR Team: Fatou Kendrick
        • Political Affairs Team: Jacob Bourgault
        • Content Team: Makena Roberts
        • PR/Marketing Team: Harrison Paletta
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Adriana Calvo Salinas
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Jacob Bourgault, Yasmin Salerno, Shane Jinadasa, Michael Trimm, Rebecca Lieber, Cheik Ouedraogo

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Political Affairs Team Member, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez’s phone call swarm

Regional Director, Caroline Radocaj cooked up some food and held a living room summit for her family

Political Affairs Team member, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez held a swarm

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Regional Director, Hennessey Star put up posters around the residence halls at Santa Clara University

Political Affairs Team member, Kakudji Umba implemented her one-mile campaign in Atlanta, GA

Political Affairs Team member, Kyla Foley

Political Affairs Team member Lucy McKay implemented her one-mile campaign in Raleigh, NC

Political Affairs Team member, Shira Ben Ami implemented her one-mile campaign in Los Angeles, CA

Regional Director, Brett Fawer

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

A fantastic branding campaign idea from Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Mary Catherine Sperrazza

Maria Benincasa, Regional Director, created this MINDS Act infographic

Fundraising

 

 

 

Political Affairs Intern, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez created and sold custom dog collars to fundraise money for the cause!

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Lisa Miller is making these gorgeous wood and stone beaded bracelets for her fundraising campaign

HR Team member, Aana Ahsan created an Instagram Story post for donating to The Borgen Project

Media Outreach

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

Videos

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco.

Regional Director, Caroline Radocaj calling Congress.

PR/Marketing Team member, Alessandra Di Nicola

PR/Marketing Team member, Audrey Gorman

PR/Marketing Team member, Elizabeth Bosanko

PR/Marketing Team member, Harshita Somani

State of the Union October 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in September: 18
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 224
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in September: 9,982
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 147, 813
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Regional Director, Aria Davis held a Living Room Summit to get the word out about our cause

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Kyla Foley, held a presentation about The Borgen Project

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Melissa Rostran implemented her one-mile campaign in San Francisco, CA

Melissa created further materials for her outreach

Political Affairs Team member, Tim Lyons

Political Affairs Team member, Emily Osman

Political Affairs Team member, Suzy Ott implemented her one-mile campaign this past week in Montclair, NJ

Political Affairs Team member, Rahaf Albateni

Political Affairs Team member, Shannah Sacco implemented her one-mile campaign in Chicago, IL

HR Team member, Kirsta Rodriguez-McKee

Regional Director,
Paulina Jachimski

HR Team member, Pooja Patel

Political Affairs Team member, Tejas Das implemented his one-mile campaign in Annandale, VA

Political Affairs Team member, Will Gorringe

HR Team member, Miata Smith

Political Affairs Team member, Imaan Chaudhry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Regional Directors and Advocates

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Intern, Konya Bangura made a t-shirt with The Borgen Project logo and wore it at a neighborhood event in support of the organization.

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

Political Affairs Team member, Julia Haas

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Nemshick held a Labor Day Weekend Mini-Flea Market

Content Team member, Anna Prafcke created these fantastic cards for her fundraiser

Political Affairs Team member, Sophie Morey hosted a fundraising event where all proceeds from her concession stand at a volleyball game at her school were donated to The Borgen Project!

Sophie’s concession stand prepped and ready to go!

 

 

 

TikTok

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@sophmorey#theborgenproject #reduceglobalpoverty @theborgenproject♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz


Political Affairs team member Sophie Morey

Videos

PR/Marketing Team member, Noor Esseili

PR/Marketing Team member, Ethan Chen

PR/Marketing Team member, Brooke Whipple

PR/Marketing Team member, Alexis LeBaron

State of the Union September 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in August: 34
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 207
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in August: 14,411
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 137,831
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rose Charlotin, bird-dogged Senator Edward J. Markey [D-MA] at an event in the New England Aquarium. Rose asked him his position on the Keeping Girls in School Act, and asked him to cosponsor this bill.

Rose also met with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley [D-MA-7] and discussed the International Affairs Budget and the COVAX Initiative

Political Affairs Team member, Hennessey Star met Representative Derek Kilmer [D-WA-6] and presented about The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Danon bird dogged Representative Ro Khanna [D-CA-17]

Updates from DC

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Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

        • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
          • Political Team: Jesse Davis, Juliet Costell
          • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Sophie Picozzi
        • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
          • Political Team: Taryn Campbell, Ayaan Ali, Renee Pierson, Sarah Damhof, John Coogan, Kaylee Deland
          • Content Team: Hin Lok Brian Yue
        • Bird-Dog Award: 
          • Political Team: Saumya Gunampalli, Shruti Nair, Jack Coogan, Brooklyn Samuels, Jenna Birnbohm-Kaminski
          • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Rose Charlotin
        • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
          • Political Team: Shruti Nallappa, Saumya Gunampalli, Sean Dedmon, Taryn Peterson, Zoe Brewin, Hannah Velarde, Jack VanderSloot, Josh Chaiken, James Marculitis, Alek Mehta, Mckenzie Perkins, Sarah Danon, Gabriella Waddington, Samantha Gabay, Riley Farmer, Riley Konrad, Rose Hertz, Ryan Kobe
        • Articles of the Month:

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Advocate, Emily Brown was moving, so she used the moment to get her helpers to call Congress!

Regional Director, Jenna Birnbohm-Kaminski, hosted an outdoor living room summit!

Political Affairs Team member, Casimir Stopa has raised $1,200 for the cause, and is seen here doing a family swarm to contact Congress

Political Affairs Team member, Cat McGuire successfully mobilized her friends

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Sean Dedmon gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Lexington, SC

Regional Director, Venus Wang, hosted an Olympics party and raised awareness for The Borgen Project

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Anabel Makover hosted a presentation

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Damhof gave a presentation to the St. Cloud Kiwanis Club. Sarah is with Club President Cathy Wogen

Regional Director, Jessica Huang, gave a class presentation about The Borgen Project

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

 

Political Affairs Team members, Sarah Danon, Clare Macmillan and friends

Political Affairs Team member, Sumer Perratti, implemented her one-mile campaign in New Fairfield, CT

Political Affairs Team member, Langley Sebastian

HR Team member, Claire Peterson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Bita Mosallai

Political Affairs Team member, Isabel Jardiniano

Regional Director, Necati Uygun

HR Team member, Sarah Hasan

Political Affairs Team member, Saydie Ferris

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Damhof implemented her one-mile campaign in Otsego, MN

HR Team member, Rachel Wolf

Political Affairs Team member, Meagan Kitsinian

Regional Director, Mey Olesya Tarim

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Muhammad Arsal Yousafzai

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Isabella Tjan implemented her one-mile campaign with the help of her sister and friends

HR Team member, Sylvaine Bucher

Political Affairs Team member Megan Wysocki

HR Team member, Juliette Mortenson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carlos Snellenberg-Fraser

Political Affairs Team member, Eliza Garcia

HR Team member, Kaley Burg

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Naomi Rynne

Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair

HR Team member, Mya Stafford

HR Team member, Chenjie Qui

Political Affairs Team member, Melissa Bornovali

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Paulina Miranda

Content Team member, Hope Browne

Content Team member, Vyas Nageswaran

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Xuan Zhu

Political Affairs Team member, Abby Schultz

HR Team member, Maya Shankar

Political Affairs Team member, Renee Pierson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Janelle Scillia

HR Team member, Emma Reuling

HR Team member, Taylor Mynear and her dog!

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Leah Daniels

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Andrea Peterson

Political Affairs Team member, Rachel Yeung

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Vincent En, had help from his friends, Ryan and Elvis, postering in Charlotte, NC

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kaitlyn Evans

Political Affairs Team member, Louisa Palker

HR Team member, Lucienne Vintaer

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rachel Harvey

Political Affairs Team member, Elisa Thomas

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Julia Drake

Political Affairs Team member, Selin Baytan, implemented her one-mile campaign  in Ann Arbor, MI

HR Team member, Molly Tierney

Political Affairs Team member, Anna Richardson, put up flyers for the cause around downtown Des Moines, IA

Political Affairs Team member, Tolulope Owokoniran implemented her one-mile campaign in Houston, TX

Political Affairs Team member, Taryn Peterson implemented her one-mile campaign in New Orleans, LA

Political Affairs Team member Shalin Mehta implemented his one-mile campaign in Plano, TX

Political Affairs Team member, Daniel Anderson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Anabel Makover

 

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

  • Anabel Makover in The Day
  • Carrie Miller

Content Team 

HR Team 

HR Team member, Sarah Hasan’s letter to the editor was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer. She received a letter in the mail from Senator Sherrod Brown saying that he read it and liked it!

PR/Marketing Team

Regional Director

 

Glowing Graphics

Shout-out to these team members who made incredible graphics last month

Nonprofit Leadership Team: Dominique Prisinzano, Adrienne Thayaparan, Rose Charlotin, Vincent En, Abigail English, Kayla Hoelscher, Jeanne Guirlin-Piron, Sydney Rusche, Soledad Sanchez, Isabella Tjan

PR/Marketing Team: Michelle Jennings, Dillon Paigen, Shauqie Hishamuddin

Political Affairs Team: Gwynn Mak

Here are some examples of our team’s creations:

HR Team member, Aana Ahsan

Political Affairs Team member, Elisa Thomas

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carrie Miller

Political Affairs Team member, Diane Bao, designed this series of posts for social media

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Jeffrey Laguerre

HR Team member, Aana Ahsan

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Andrea Peterson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Liliana Medel

PR/Marketing Team member, Noor Esseili

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Deanna Michaels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team member, Alexandra Singer

Political Affairs Team member, Alexandra Singer, raising support and awareness for the Girls LEAD Act

HR Team member, Angela Mramba

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rachel Harvey

 

Political Affairs Team member, Julia Haas

HR Team member, Ari Augafa

Fundraising

HR Team member, Isabelle Kirkwood made a crochet bunny to sell for fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Isabel Jardiniano has been selling these amazing tote bags for her fundraising efforts

Political Affairs team member, Dana Hudgins organized a yard sale to raise funds and spread the word

Political Affairs Team member, Josh Jochem, held his fundraiser at Panera Bread

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carrie Miller’s poster for her fundraiser

 

 

TikTok

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Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

 

State of the Union August 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in July: 10
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 172
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in July: 21,061
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 123,420
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Danon, bird dogs Representative Ro Khana [D-CA-17]

Regional Director, Jaisnav Rajesh, met with Representative Lauren Underwood [(D-IL-14] virtually as a part of her Youth Council to discuss new initiatives and possible solutions to existing problems.

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Honors Award (raised $3,000 or more):
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Kaitlyn Evans
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Political Affairs Team: Stephen Crotty
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Macklin Fishman, Ripra Gupta
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • HR Team: Roseanna Grega, James Kostick, Rachel Wolf, Abby Rodler
        • Political Affairs Team: Josh Chaiken, Asha Prabhat, Alexandra Singer, Jesse Davis, Langley Sebastian, Louisa Palker, Katherine Catulle, Parker Brandt, Sarah Danon, Casimir Stopa, Catherine McGuire, David Koster, Juliet Costell, Annie Berlin
        • Content Team: Ava Shusteman, Alessandra Heitmann, Jaya Patten, John Dunkerley, Mariam Abaza, Hayley Welch
        • PR/Marketing Team: Rachel Lambros, Grace Mead, Katherine Ardesia, Sofia Stillman, Jordan Fisch,
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Sophie Picozzi, Julia Drake, Julia Bous, Andrea Peterson, Rachel Harvey, Ella Bamer, Kayla Hoelscher
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Venus Wang, Elisa Thomas, Leila Nam, Patrick Hotchkiss, Olivia Acosta, Abbie Levine,
          Olivia Berman, Sarah Danon, Rachel Yeung, Jaisnav Rajesh
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Vasti Carrion, Shruti Nallappa, Saumya Gunampalli, Sean Dedmon, Taryn Peterson,
          Zoe Brewin, Sarah Danon, Riley Konrad, Rose Hetz, Ryan Kobe, Gabriella Waddington
      • Articles of the Month:

Congratulations to Regional Director Venus Wang who completed her Editor’s Certificate Training last week. Venus is the second person to complete the program and is now an editor for the Blog and Magazine! Well done, Venus!

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Regional Director, Jaisnav Rajesh, did a mega swarm with his family

Regional Director, Taryn Campbell, mobilized a calling swarm!

Advocate Lison Boris, held a calling swarm

While working a merchandise tent at the College World Series in Omaha, Political Affairs Team member, Bailey Wilson, informed her co-workers about The Borgen Project and mobilized them to call their local representatives.

Political Affairs Team member, Nathan White’s swarm

 

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Morgan Evans, held a class presentation

Political Affairs Team member, Megan Wysocki tabling at her local library

 

Political Affairs Team member, Shalin Mehta, gave a presentation to a Political Science Club

Regional Director, Colby Mathe presented to San Luis Obispo Rotary Club

Political Affairs Team member, Manuella Romero, presented to the Rotary Club of Great Neck

Manuella also presented our internships to fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member, Myah Diekema

Regional Director, Brianna Landrud, posted flyers near Senator Tina Smith’s [D-MN] office

HR Team member, Kaitlin Lovejoy’s dog undertakes the mile-marketing campaign!

HR Team member, Kaitlin Lovejoy

Political Affairs Team member, Stephen Crotty, did his one-mile campaign in Seattle, WA

HR Team member, Sofia Rodriguez

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Morgan Lilly

HR Team member, Jannik Pesch

Political Affairs Team member, Parwiz Waziry

HR Team member, James Kostick

 

 

 

 

Regional Director, Kyla Vida

HR Team member, Jacqueline Shen

Political Affairs Team member, Ryan Ratzlaff

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Tharma Philogene

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Ciera Dalton

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Pheobe Cykosky

HR Team member, Catherine Porta

HR Team member, Pravi Jain

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexandra Salamone

Content Team member, Serah-Marie Maharaj

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rachel Najdowski

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Casey Munguia

HR Team member, Ashaki McDonald

Political Affairs Team member, Sushila Thind, did her one-mile campaign in Antioch, California

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alex Yarinsky

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kassandra Hernandez

Regional Director, Zofishan Zahid

HR Team member, Maya Shankar

Content Team member, Mckenzie Howell, held a car wash to raise awareness about poverty

Political Affairs Team member, Elone Mengistu, posting signs around her town promoting The Borgen Project Internships

Political Affairs Team member, Jillian Shaw

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

  • Cassidy Vangieri in The Reading Eagle

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Regional Director

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

HR Team member, Sabina Jimeno

Content Team member, Serah-Marie Maharaj

HR Team member, Sarah Hasan

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

Political Affairs Team member, Jillian Shaw

Regional Director, Claire Olmstead

The following set of 5 infographics were created by Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair, for the Keeping Girls in School Act

 

 

Nonprofit LeadershipTeam member Vera Rousseff’s infographics for Global Health Initiatives

Political Affairs Team member, Sean Dedmon

PR/Marketing Team member, Angela Cano Lloret, got a share on Instagram from a user with 148K followers!

Mey Olesya Tarim, Regional Director, pitched her Girls LEAD Act infographic to an Instagram Influencer: unapologeticallyasian_, who has 15,3K followers. They reshared the story!

 

Fundraising

HR Team member, Mariana Rojas

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Damhof, did a “Chicken Dance for Charity” event

Sarah in action!

Content Team member, Ella LeRoy, has raised more then $100 using this fundraising technique

Political Affairs Team member, Paula Gonzalez Barreto held a bake sale as part of her fundraising efforts

Political Affairs Team member, Imaan Chaudhry, is selling necklaces and bracelets for her fundraising campaign

Political Affairs Team member, Renee Pierson fundraised at the the coffee shop where she works in Scottsdale, Arizona She raised $80 in 4 hours and spoke to several people about The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Team member, Sushila Thind held a garage sale as part of her fundraiser

Political Affairs Team member, Mellissa Bornovalli, held a garage sale as part of her fundraising campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team members, Sarah Danon and Kate Macmillan, held a bake sale

Sarah is also hosting a movie night

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Isabella Randle

Political‌ ‌Affairs‌ ‌Team‌ member, Diane‌ ‌Bao‌‌, is‌ ‌collecting‌ ‌shoes‌ ‌to‌ ‌raise‌ ‌money‌ ‌via‌ ‌Funds2Orgs,‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌already‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌250‌ ‌pairs!‌

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carrie Miller, created this great ‘hour a thon’ infographic for her fundraiser

TikTok

Jordan Worthington, PR/Marketing Team

@jworth44It takes less than 30 seconds to show your support:) @theborgenproject #globalpoverty #endglobalpoverty ##PrimeDayDealsDance #AsSceneOnTubi #foryou♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic

 

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