Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts
- Total # of Lobbying Meetings in July: 109
- Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2019: 334
- Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2019: 775
- Number of Advocacy Emails in July: 19,304
- Advocacy Emails Goal for 2019: 80,000
- % of Congress Emailed in July: 97%
Congressional Office Meetings
Political Affairs Team member Manan Shah secured three successful lobbying meetings!
Listen to the latest from Warren about the goings-on in D.C.
Content Team Updates
Website traffic continues to grow, thanks to the great content created by our Content Team. We’ve already had more than 4 million visitors to borgenproject.org this year! We are projected to surpass last year’s record of 4.5 million visitors in the next 30 days.
Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition.
- Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more): Lucy Rosenberg, HR Team. Political Affairs Team members: Caty Fortin, Matthew Powell, Ryan Hodge, Jake Mengarelli, Martina Rethman, Leah Lindstrom, Indiana Lau, Nicole Kerrigan and Grace Vaule. Content Team Members: Breana Stanski, Emma Uk, Haley Myers, Nupur Vachharajani, Julian Mok and Alex Schulman. PR Team Members: Ashley Delgado and Aparna Marathe.
- Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more): Rachel Warren, Political Affairs Team member.
President’s Circle (held 3 congressional meetings): Political Affairs Team members YoungJu Moon and Manan Shah.
- Public Outreach Award (30 or more people mobilized): Political Affairs Team members Sophia Serafin, Sarah Clark and McKenna Holtz. Content Team members, Gillian Buckley and Breana Stanski.
- Article of the Month: What U.S. Assistance Does in Central America by Sydney Blakeney
Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.
Getting the Word Out
Letters to the Editor
Political Affairs Team
- Felix De Simone, in the Harbor Country News: An act worth supporting
- Xavier Celestino, in the New Haven Register: A need to help the world
- Allison Dean, in the Houston Chronicle: Immigration and foreign aid
- Hope Diauto, in the Tucson: Re: the June 24. article “Letter: International Affairs Budget”
- Jeremy Sanville, in The Morning Call: Solve border crisis by attacking root causes
- Victoria Bond, in the Lexington Herald Leader: Fix root of border crisis
- Blue Kirkpatrick, in the Daily Hampshire Gazette: Make an impact in 30 seconds, contact Congress
- Minh Vo, in the Journal Review: Giving foreign aid benefits U.S.
- Sarah Clark, in the News and Record: Foreign aid can help to prevent extremism and It would benefit us all to end global poverty
- Madison Gonzalez, in The Virginian Pilot: Shift immigration focus to foreign aid
- Emily Young, in the Finger Lakes Times: ‘Keeping Girls in School Act’ essential to U.S.
- Jacob Bridges, in the Statesman: Cutting aid to nations would worsen crisis
- Megan Takeda, in the Castle Rock News-Press: Make sure you are heard
- Josie Peplinski, in the Charlotte Observer: Address root cause of immigration
- West Gardner, in The Highland County Press: Looking at immigration in the long run
- Jillian Turkmany, in The Beach Reporter: Poverty reduction
- April Burton, in The Columbus Dispatch: International Affairs funds boost national security
- Shelby Prizer, in the Courier Times: LTE: Casey, Toomey must fight to end family separations
- Hannah Williams, in The Cavalier Daily: How to extend our commitment to excellence across the world
- Omara Castillo, in the Sun Sentinel: Separating families wrong
- Seth Cunningham, in the Traverse City Record Eagle: Don’t cut IA budget
- Emi Cormier, in the Cape Cod Times: Providing foreign aid benefits everyone
- Jacob Stubbs, in the Indy Star: Urge Indiana senators to help close digital gap
- Gwendolin Ann Schemm, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Support online access
- MacKenzie Dougan, in the Kirkland Reporter: Spending on female empowerment
- Annabel Gregg, in The Post Star: Consider why people come to the US
Outreach & Mobilizing Materials
PR Team member Sydney Blandford created a branding campaign for Instagram
PR Team member Omara Castillo shows us a glimpse of global poverty in her hometown of Honduras. Find out why she wants you to contact Congress.