State of the Union July 2017
- Total Lobbying Meetings in June: 29
- Total Lobbying Meetings Since the Start of the Year: 236
- 2017 Goal: 400
- Total Advocacy Emails in June: 7,826 – the highest monthly total in Borgen Project history!
- Total Advocacy Emails Since the Start of the Year: more than 31,000!
- % of Congress Emailed Since the Start of the Year: 93% – which is the entire total for 2016! Let’s take this number to 100% by the end of the year.
Meeting Members of Congress
2017 Mobilizing Competition: Mobilizing Star Award & Mobilizing Master Award
The 2017 mobilizing competition is under way!
The Mobilizing Star Award will go to any volunteer or intern that mobilizes 20 or more people within one of the Key Congressional Districts listed in the chart below. Mobilizing Star Award winners also receive a $25 Amazon gift card (multiple winners may be selected).
The Mobilizing Master Award will go to the volunteer or intern that mobilizes the most people (a minimum of 50) to email Congress by the end of the competition. The winner will receive a free trip to Seattle – including two nights stay at a hotel, a visit to The Borgen Project headquarters, and dinner with Clint Borgen and his wife. In the event the winner lives in the Seattle area and/or would prefer a trip to lobby in Washington, D.C. that can be arranged alternatively. The winner will be announced on September 8, 2017.
Important Eligibility Criteria:
- Only individuals emailing their leaders via the advocacy templates on borgenproject.org
will be counted
- Emails must have been sent between June 19, 2017 through August 31, 2017
- Names of those you have mobilized must be submitted in the Mobilizing List spreadsheet format by September 1, 2017 – contact your team manager for the spreadsheet
Key Congressional Districts for Mobilizing Star Award
|Congressional Leader||District||Congressional Leader||District||Congressional Leader||District|
|Rep. Royce, Edward R.||CA-39||Rep. McCaul, Michael T.||TX-10||Rep. Cicilline, David N.||RI-1|
|Rep. Brooks, Mo||AL-5||Rep. Poe, Ted||TX-10||Rep. Bera, Ami||CA-7|
|Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana||CA-48||Rep. Mast, Brian||FL-18||Rep. Frankel, Lois||FL-22|
|Rep. Cook, Paul||CA-8||Rep. Rooney, Francis||FL-19||Rep. Boyle, Brendan F.||PA-13|
|Rep. Yoho, Ted||FL-3||Rep. Garrett, Tom||VA-5||Rep. Schneider, Brad||IL-10|
|Rep. Smith, Christopher H.||NJ-4||Rep. Engel, Eliot L.||NY-16||Rep. Suozzi, Thomas||NY-3|
|Rep. Zeldin, Lee||NY-1||Rep. Meeks, Gregory W.||NY-6||Rep. Espaillat, Adriano||NY-13|
|Rep. Donovan, Dan||NY-11||Rep. Sires, Albio||NJ-8||Rep. Lieu, Ted||CA-33|
|Rep. Chabot, Steven||OH-1||Rep. Deutch, Ted||FL-22||Rep. Keating, William||MA-9|
|Rep. Perry, Scott||PA-4||Rep. Wilson, Joe||SC-2||Rep. Duncan, Jeff||SC-3|
|Rep. Aderholt, Robert B.||AL-4||Rep. Newhouse, Dan||WA-4||Rep. Womack, Steve||AR-3|
|Rep. Granger, Kay||TX-12||Rep. Moolenaar, John||MI-4||Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff||NE-1|
|Rep. Simpson, Michael K.||ID-2||Rep. Serrano, Jose E.||NY-15||Rep. Fleischmann, Chuck||TN-3|
|Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario||FL-25||Rep. Bishop, Sanford D.||GA-2||Rep. Cuellar, Henry||TX-28|
|Rep. Lee, Barbara||CA-13||Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime||WA-3||Rep. Pingree, Chellie||ME-1|
|Rep. McCollum, Betty||MN-4||Rep. Harris, Andy P.||MA-1||Rep. Quigley, Michael||IL-5|
|Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie||FL-23||Rep. Young, David||IA-3|
2016 Mobilizing Contest Winner from The Borgen Project on Vimeo.
Here is the latest from Warren about the goings-on in Washington D.C.
Content Team Updates
HR Team Updates
Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors and Recognition.
Capital Achievement Award: Preeti Yadav, Content team.
Chief Closer Award: Charlotte Wallis, PR/Mktg team; Laurie Gold, Content team; Nora Hanson, Political Affairs team; and Zena Saleh, Advocate.
Public Outreach Award: Cameron Jones, Political Affairs team.
Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.
Getting the Word Out
Here are some ways our team members are getting the word out about The Borgen Project.
Letters to the Editor
PR/Marketing team member, Batul Dalal – Tackle global poverty for a better tomorrow
Advocate, Erin Heltz Derby – US should start acting like global superpower
PR/Marketing team member, Lauren Jurczyszyn – Wilfred Williams is an example to follow
PR/Marketing team member, Katie Quaste, asks Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to support the READ Act.
Madeline Wiles, fellow PR/Marketing team member, asks her Congressional leaders from Michigan to support the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education Act.
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Brittany Walls, PR/Marketing team member, designed these labels and thank you cards as part of her fundraising campaign.
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The Borgen Project LIVE!
PR/Marketing team member, Maggie Carrig, hosted a Snapchat Takeover to raise awareness about her internship with The Borgen Project.
Tom Pandolfo, Political Affairs team member, livestreamed a Facebook concert as his final fundraising event. Anyone that donated or called/emailed their representatives was able to request a song for him to play. For donors that contributed $100, Tom wrote personalized songs for them and performed the songs live during the concert. Tom also demonstrated for his concert-viewers how easy it is to call Congress. This screenshot is of Tom leaving a voicemail for Senator Marie Cantwell of Washington state.