Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts
- Total # of Lobbying Meetings in August: 86
- Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2019: 443
- Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2019: 775
- Number of Advocacy Emails in August: 12,951
- Advocacy Emails Goal for 2019: 80,000
- % of Congress Emailed in August: 98%
Congressional Office Meetings
Town Halls and Events
Political Affairs Team member, Sophia Serafin, attended Rep. Eshoo’s town hall meeting in Redwood City. Watch this video of her bird-dogging.
Listen to the latest from Warren about the goings-on in D.C.
Content Team Updates
Website traffic this year has been incredible, thanks to the content created by our Content Team members.
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 Jacob Bridges, Taylor Hawkins, Xavier Celestino, William Liscomb and Juan Artega. PR Team member Jillian Turkmany and Breana Stanski from the Content Team.
- Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more): Political Affairs Team members Emma Smith and Martina Rethman.
- President’s Circle (held 3 congressional meetings): Political Affairs Team members Dante Smith, Abigail Mescher, Candice Schofield, Liana Wang, Charles Zinn, Gillian Jijon, Madison Gonzalez, Suzan Nassar, Lujain Alotaibi, Matthew Powell, Roshan Natarajan, Harry Keller, Gifty Agana, Taylor Hawkins, Breanna Green, Meredith Walker,
Molly Logan, Will Wise, Jessica Martinez, Ryan Kerestesy, Ryan Hodge, Jonathan Molina, Erika Chun, Henry Chandonnet, Sarah Clark, Nate Braun, Kother Maru, Emily Young, Patrick Benka, Jenna Tracy, Tyler Meyer, Michaela Murray, Juan Artega, McKenna Holtz, Ben Brown, Samantha Levy, Rachel Warren, Patrick Morrison, Farrah Hassan and Maris Thomson.
- Public Outreach Award (30 or more people mobilized): Gabriella Gonzalez, Content Team Member and from the Political Affairs Team, YoungJu Moon, Sophia Serafin, Patrick Benka, Avery Ngo, Ben Brown, Nate Braun, Ann Fulton and Josie Peplinski.
- Bird-Dog Award: Geethapriya Kumaraguru, HR Team member and from the Political Affairs Team Keily Ramirez, Josie Peplinski, Ava Pecora, Avery Ngo, Sophia Serafin, YoungJu Moon, Hannah White and Danielle Moore.
- Article of the Month: Julian Mok, Staple Crop Biofortification Might Be the Key to Solving Hidden Hunger
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
Rachel-Rose Komanapalli in the Bristol Phoenix: Federal act will make it safer for women to deliver children
- Megan Takeda in the Castle Rock News-Press: Act could lower global danger level
- Felix De Simone in the Harbor Country News: An act worth supporting
- Danielle Moore in Democrat & Chronicle: Global poverty needs our immediate attention
- Manan Shah in the Washington Examiner: International aid as a lever to curb immigration in the U.S.
- Charles Zinn in the Daily Hampshire Gazette: Increase foreign aid to keep America safe
- Molly Logan in Times-News: Helping others to help us
- Emily Young in Finger Lakes Times: Fighting international poverty benefits U.S.
- Emilee Kerr in The Athens News: Support bill to keep girls in school across the world
- Lindsey Forrester Archer in The San Diego Union-Tribune: Foreign aid actually helps the U.S. economy
- Aparna Marathe in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Foreign aid can be mutually beneficial
- Deni Barrington in The Gainesville Sun: Great organization
- Maggie Aulman in The Post Star: Peace is possible with compassion
- Ashley Strand had two pieces published: Foreign aid is good for our economy and Funding for the border wall
Outreach & Mobilizing Materials
Political Affairs Team member Jessica Martinez had a radio interview with Marc Radio Group! MRG manages several local radio stations in Gainesville, FL. Listen below:
Where Are They Now?
Following her internship with The Borgen Project, former HR Team member Jasmine Hooper volunteered at a village in Africa. Jasmine donated Borgen Project t-shirts to the villagers. Check out the photos below: