State of the Union May 2020
Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts
- Total # of Lobbying Meetings in April: 47
- Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 158
- Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710
- Total # of Advocacy Emails in April: 7,984
- Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 28,040
- Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
- % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 94%
Congressional Office Meetings
Listen to the latest from Warren about the goings-on in D.C.
Content Team Updates
Articles of the Month: Radio Education in Rwanda by Tiara Wilson and Healthcare in Malaysia by Annie Kate Raglow.
Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition.
- Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more): Political Affairs Team members Betsey Love, Jonah McGarvey and Melia Reyther-Espinoza; Content Team member Amanda Ostuni.
- Bird Dog Award: Political Affairs Team members Liquan (Joyce) Jiang, Michael Villani, Julia Sosnivka and Meredith Kahan.
- President’s Circle: Nonprofit Leadership Team members Rebecca Collins and Christian Brown. Political Affairs Team members Michael Villani, Elizabeth McMahon, Hannah McLain, Julia Anderson and Regional Director Hannah Reznik.
- Public Outreach Award (50 or more people mobilized): Political Affairs Team member Daniella Cardinale-Weinberg.
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
- Matthew Bado in The Courier: Foreign aid is necessary to fight COVID-19
- Melia Reyther-Espinoza in the Lakewood Sentinel: Borgen Project can help
- Anne Bennett in the Severna Park Voice: Band-Aids On Bullet Wounds
- Gabriel Weldron in the Macomb Daily: What about the homeless?
- Jessenia Sanchez in the San Francisco Chronicle: Preventing pandemics
- Amanda Ostuni in Newsday: U.S. must not forget poor countries
Outreach & Mobilizing Materials
On Tuesday, May 5th, as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Borgen Project participated in Giving Tuesday’s #GivingTuesdayNow initiative for a global day of giving and unity. While #GivingTuesdayNow is just one square on the calendar, we will continue to be an influential ally for the world’s poor in U.S. foreign policy decisions year-round.
In April, we kicked off our first virtual series event with Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women in Global Health, Dr. Roopa Dhatt, who shared her work in her field as it relates to the gender gap in global healthcare.
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Political Affairs Team member Alex Baldwin created a podcast arguing for the increase of the International Affairs Budget. Featured: Program Manager Amy Pettigrew.
Political Affairs Team member Annie Bennett: Money is M(aid)