State of the Union for September 2016
● Total August Meetings = 25
● Year-to-date Total = 265
● Annual Goal = 340
● % of Annual Goal = 78%
● No new cosponsors for the month of August as the summer recess wraps up.
● Congress is back in session on September 6th, 2016
● Total August Emails = 4,696
● Year-to-date Total = 24,676
● Annual Goal = 24,000
● % of Annual Goal = 103% [ANNUAL GOAL EXCEEDED!]
We had over 3 times the number of people emailing Congress this month compared to August 2015.
Normally it’s us Tweeting Congress, but Kyle Birns, from the PA team has been name dropped by his Congressman!
Great mtg with Kyle Birns, a constituent from #DixHills who fights poverty as a volunteer for the @borgenproject pic.twitter.com/T8RK5pvq3G
— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) August 25, 2016
Warren’s Address Update from D.C.
Lester Goes to Town!
“I went on their website and looked for when they were going to meet. I knew from the site, but also from my dad, that they allow the public to give comments during part of their meetings. The meetings are open to the public and when you get to the meetings, you just sign your name on a sign-in sheet for city governance.” – Lester Stone II
Guest Speaker from the Volunteer Team
Listen to Ajay’s tips on lobbying Congress and his overall experience as a Borgen Project Political Team member.
Content Team Updates
- Year to date, we’ve had 1.8 million visitors to borgenproject.org
- In August alone, 201,000 visitors to borgenproject.org and 51,000 visitors to borgenmagazine.com
HR Team Updates
A very big, warm welcome to all of our new Borgen Project interns! We hope that you have a fantastic internship with us. August was another bumper month of recruiting for the HR team, seeing yet more recruitment records broken. In August 2015, we received applications from 201 candidates. Here’s the breakdown of August 2016, a very different picture. Well done team!
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That being said, we are still struggling to recruit to the following states, so if you know of anyone in the area or have any bright ideas as to how we can reach out to these states, do let us know: Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nevada, New Mexico and Mississippi.
This month 14 of our interns have managed the incredible feat of raising over $1,000. Well done and a very big thank you to Mary Friedman, Carrie Clower, Leigh Scaglia, Lona Sniderman, Mark Rasmussen, Madasen McGrath, Kristyn Rohrer, Charlie Tomb, Connor Borden, Emma Foster, Madison Peterson, Abigail Szkutak, Maiya Weber and Amy Pettigrew!
Taking things one step further, Katherine Schauer achieves the Capital Achievement award, raising over $2,000!
Mobilizing: It’s easy, it’s what we’re about, get to it!
More than happy to tell some fellow tourists about @borgenproject in Calbayog, Philippines! #borgengetsout pic.twitter.com/9u8uq4x4gI
— Aislinn Dresel (@aislinn_dresel) August 26, 2016
Day Out at the Beach or Fundraising Opportunity?
15 Minutes of Fame!
Tanya Thomas, an HR intern from Canada, has raised the bar wth her media outreach. During her 12 weeks with us, she appeared live on Canadian TV, was interviewed on the radio and could be found in print in her university’s online publication. This is what can be achieved just by reaching out.