State of the Union January 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in December: 3
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 1,137
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in December: 20,169
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 275,789
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
  • % of Congress Emailed 2020: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Our In-Office team met with Representative Derek Kilmer, who then Tweeted about the call.

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Christopher Millard, Maryam Tori, Zachary Kunze
        • PR/Marketing Team: Sara Reid Lewis, Bridget Caffrey, Julian Bryant, Tyler Lu
        • Political Affairs Team: Christine Thomas, Maryam Khan, Jacqueline Zemba, Morgan Turner
        • HR Team: Rylee Perkins, Natalie Greetham
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Caroline Custis
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Team:  Rosalind Coats, Megan Goyer
      • President’s Circle:
        • Political Affairs Team: Noah Bray, Mollie Ping, Kyle Peterson
      • Articles of the Month: Foreign Aid in Congress’ December Stimulus Package by Bardia Memar

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Informational Events

PR/Marketing Team member, Mina Naziri, hosted an information event on Zoom attended by more than 40 people

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Madison Routledge

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hailey Foster

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Meg Gonzalez

Political Affairs Team member, Lucia Grant

Political Affairs Team member, Morgan Turner

PR/Marketing Team member, Pilar Willis

Regional Director, Hieran Andeberhan

Regional Director, Kevin Grasell

PR/Marketing Team member, Mina Naziri

Political Affairs Team member, Claire Forsythe and her cat, George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

  • Anya Dougherty in issuu

HR Team

PR/Marketing Team

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Erica Loy

PR/Marketing Team member, Yiyang Sun

PR/Marketing Team member, Mikayla Smith

HR Team member, Porscha Levi

 

 

Fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member, Sacha Coleman made sugar scrubs for a fundraising campaign

PR/Marketing Team member, Erica Loy, hosted a dog treat bake sale fundraiser

 

 

 

 

Media Outreach

Interviews and Media Features

-PR/Marketing Team member Reghan Callahan secured a shoutout for The Borgen Project on Watchable: An Entertainment Podcast. Listen here.

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

PR/Marketing Team member, Ally Styers

PR/Marketing Team member, Mikayla Smith

Instagram

Social Media Outreach

PR/Marketing Team member, Trey Steckline, got a story reposted by @aaron_yacht (31k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Tiana Oster, got a story reposted by @erinthumann (156 k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Julian Bryant, got an influencer with 87k followers on Instagram to repost a graphic on their story

PR/Marketing Team member, Owen Whetstone, got a story reposted by an account on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Adrian Ku, got a story reposted by @disneyfriendsclub (18.6 k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Jabria Scott, got a story reposted by @lovesimplydave (34 k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Sydney Norton got a story reposted by @novanationer (36.7 k followers) on Instagram

Regional Director, Julia Lupariello, got a story reposted by @activislam (98.2 k followers) on Instagram

 

 

 

 

Twitter

PR/Marketing Team member, Jabria Scott, generated a tweet from @Ebonie_QT (22.3k followers) on Twitter

Jabria also generated a tweet from @KeyshaMilana (10.1k followers) on Twitter

 

Videos

The Borgen Project President, Clint Borgen, on C-SPAN

The War on Global Poverty by Regional Director Matt Aston

The Borgen Project Kahoot by Writer Jillian Reese

State of the Union December 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in November: 18
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 1196
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in November: 25,389
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 255,620
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Political Affairs Team member, Caleb Kebede, presented to a Rotary Club

Political Affairs Team member, Kayla Garcia, presented to members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

PR/Marketing Team member, Julian Bryant presented to the City Council

Political Affairs Team member, Jasmine Thomassy bird dogged Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA)

Political Affairs Team member, Maggie Walsh received a handwritten letter from her Senator about The Borgen Project

 

 

 

 

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Honors Award (raised $3,000 or more): 
        • PR/Marketing Team: Lillian Bertelkamp
        • Content Team: Jack Silvers
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • PR/Marketing Team: Robert Rogers
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):
        • Political Affairs Team: Alexander Vanik, Devin Wallner, Jamie Davis, Madison Coleman, Madison Routledge, Conor McGrane, Hana Zalvan, Lucia Grant, Noah Whitman, Asia Rose DuVernay
        • Content Team: Eva Pound, Violet Chazkel
        • PR/Marketing Team: Ian Gibbs, Matthew McCormick, Tai Robinson, Lauren Hartley
        • HR Team: Naina Vyas, Olivia Lender
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Monique Towns, Kayla Crow, Lora AL-Hammood, Alessandra Ayers
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Affairs Team: Madison Rosewall
      • President’s Circle (50 or more people mobilized): 
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Kenneth Huynh
        • Political Affairs Team: Kyle Peterson, Madison Coleman, Margaret Walsh, Marie Leone, Mollie Ping, Nishan Kafle, Rachel Sun, Rose Stewart-Maddox, Rycki Cruz, Sean Panajotovic, Siobhan Nolan, Stephani Hutson, Thomas Kwon, Vera Muzzio, Vojsava Ramaj, Ximena Eguia, Noah Bray, Mollie Ping, Lily Sellers, Madison Rosewall, MeiLi Haan
      • Articles of the Month:

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

Informational Events

PR/Marketing Team members, Kacey Mapp and Lillian Bertelkamp tabled on their university campus to raise awareness about The Borgen Project

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Content Team member, Jillian Reese

Content Team member, Mary Qualls

HR Team member, Carlie Suggs

HR Team member, Sofia Bicho

Political Affairs Team member, Lucia Grante

Political Affairs Team member, Kayla Garcia

Political Affairs Team member, Luisa Klein

Political Affairs Team member, Emre Kantarci

Political Affairs Team member, Marie Leone

Political Affairs Team member, Stevanna Sargeant

Political Affairs Team member, Rani Lauwers

Political Affairs Team member, Mollie Ping

PR/Marketing Team member, Miguel Mendes

Content Team member, Emma Jessica Maytham

Political Affairs Team member, Joseph Thompson

Political Affairs Team member, Abigail Shearer

Political Affairs Team member, Madison Coleman

Political Affairs Team member, Caroline Greene

Political Affairs Team member, Margaret Walsh

PR/Marketing Team member, Gabriela Cortez

PR/Marketing Team member, Anakaren Maldonado

PR/Marketing Team member, Kacey Mapp

PR/Marketing Team member, Joshua Massaquoi

PR/Marketing Team member, Jessica Gobble

PR/Marketing Team member, Lauren Hartley

PR/Marketing Team member, Nayab Abbas

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Belasco

PR/Marketing Team member, Zhilin Jiang

Political Affairs Team member, Megan Morrison

PR/Marketing Team member, Tai Robinson

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarina Lavon

PR/Marketing Team member, Briana Nguyen

PR/Marketing Team member, Rachel Daniel

PR/Marketing Team member, Ian Gibbs

Advocate, Kawsar Yasin

PR/Marketing Team member, Reenua Jones

HR Team member, Omar Baki

 

Swarms

Political Affairs team member, Lejla Dervišević, and her friends doing a swarm

Political Affairs Team member, Maryam Khan, hosted a swarm

Letters to the Editor

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member,
Mikayla Smith

PR/Marketing Team member, Anakaren Maldonado

PR/Marketing Team member, Matthew McCormick

 

Political Affairs Team member, Sadie Fleig

PR/Marketing Team member, Wanting Su

Content Team member, Johana Vazquez

 

HR Team member, Porscha Levi

Nonprofit Leadership team member, Paige Hamilton

PR/Marketing Team member, Julian Bryant

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs intern, Maryam Khan, baked to raise money

Political Affairs Intern, Rani Lauwers, designed some handmade stickers for her fundraising campaign

PR/Marketing Team member, Kacey Mapp, made stickers for her fundraising campaign

Regional Director, Melia Reyther-Espinoza sold customized tote bags

Content Team Member, Zachary Kunze, created candles for his fundraising campaign, with a little bit of help from his children!

Media Outreach

Interviews and Media Features

-PR/Marketing Team member Reghan Callahan secured a shoutout for The Borgen Project on Watchable: An Entertainment Podcast. Listen here.

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

Instagram

Social Media Outreach

Joanna Barbero, PR/Marketing Team member, got a story reposted by @sportshumor, an account with 220k followers

PR/Marketing Team member, Rachel Daniel, got a story reposted by @theangelchante, an account with 19.5k followers

PR/Marketing Team member, Lissette Cabral, got an influencer to post her graphic on their Instagram page

Political Affairs Team member, Morgan Turner, reached out to @nowsimplified with 89.9K followers on Instagram who tagged The Borgen Project on their story

PR/Marketing Team member, Jessica Gobble got a story reposted by @dandydoodlez (11.4 k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Lillian Bertelkamp, got a story reposted by an account with 68 k followers on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Tiana Oster, got Jillian Dearwater (57.1 K followers)to repost this image on her story

PR/Marketing Team member, Ryan Eitner, got a story reposted by an influencer

 

 

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Bridget Caffrey, got a story reposted by @sydprogress (150k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Danielle Powderley, got a story reposted by an account with 14.5 k followers on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Trey Steckline, got a story reposted by an influencer with 62 k followers

 

 

Twitter

 

Political Affairs Team member, Morgan Turner, got a reply from Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)

Videos


Dear Senator Feinstein, Please Support the Keeping Girls in School Act by Political Affairs Team member, Noah Whitman

Noah also called into C-SPAN and talked about the importance of protecting the International Affairs Budget



The Borgen Project and Christmas by Political Affairs Team member, Madison Routledge

How to Call Congress by Regional Director Rosalind Coats

Global Poverty and Dance by Political Affairs Team member, Anna Grace Kolodny

State of the Union November 2020

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in October: 78
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 1,172
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in October: 27,887
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 230,231
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,00
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Political Affairs Team member, Molara Aroworade, met with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IA)

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hailey Foster, attended Rep Madeleine Dean’s (D-PA) Facebook live event and bird-dogged

Political Affairs Team member, Bailey Grijalva, spoke at Stratham, NH Town Hall in front of select board members

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team member, Caleb Kebede, bird-dogged Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Regional Director, Angeline Aloysius met with Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and District Director, Anthony Nguyen. Congressman Peters included the meeting in his weekly newsletter

Political Affairs Intern, Michelle Tyson, held a virtual presentation for the Citizens Assembly group

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Adriane Phi
        • Political Affairs Team: Jamie Ziah
        • Content Team: Samantha Friborg
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more): 
        • HR Team: Timothy Erickon, Payton Little
        • PR/Marketing Team: Isabella Salle, Joanna Barbero, Robert Rogers, Julia McIntee
        • Political Affairs Team: Jonathan Dombro, Kayla Garcia, Rani Lauwers, Ximena Eguia,
          Sydney Schuler, Caroline Pierce, Miska Salemann, Natalie Whitmeyer
        • Content Team: Sarah Brinsley, Thomas Gill,
        • Regional Directors: Payton Little
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Team: Anna Ryu, Heather Faulkner, Alexa Mellis, Ethan Walton, Jordan Larson, Layla Reynolds, Emily Knight
      • President’s Circle (50 or more people mobilized):
        • Political Team: Noah Bray, Mollie Ping, Anna Ryu, Micaela Mittleman, Bernardo Pinto, Julia Orozco, Nicolas Calcinari, Anna Marie Chiles, Gigi Manukyan, Ila Prabhuram,
          Emre Kantarci
        • Content Team: Asa Scott
      • Articles of the Month:

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

PR/Marketing Team member, Nicole Iradukunda

PR/Marketing Team member, Moriah McDuffie

Political Affairs Team member, Bardia Memar

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hannah Gilmore

Political Affairs Team member, Bernardo Pinto

Content Team member, Lizt Garcia

 

Content Team member, Naomi Schmeck

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Adriane Phi

PR/Marketing Team member, Brianna Alvarez

Political Affairs Team member, Madison Routledge

Political Affairs Team member, Michelle Tyson, held a tabling event on her college campus

Content Team member, Samantha Johnson

PR/Marketing Team member, Miyo Park

Political Affairs Team member, Momina Chaudhry

Content Team member, Emma Maytham

Regional Director, Rosalind Coats

Regional Director, Payton Little

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Thomas Chiarello

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Erica Loy

 

 

 

Created by PR Team member, Carla Quispe

Fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member, Gabriela Cortez, set up a station at work selling sanitizers, stickers, and hand lotion

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Amanda Goldstein hosted a pilates class for her fundraiser

PR/Marketing Team member, Alena Carr hosted a raffle for fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member, Rachel Sun, shared some of the knitting she’s done for her fundraising

HR Team member, Brooklyn Ferguson, created raffle baskets as one of her fundraising ideas

PR Team member, Madison Rosewall, made stickers for her fundraising campaign

 

 

Media Outreach

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

Instagram

Jessica Gobble, PR/Marketing Team, pitched to @sunshinethebee (21.7k followers) who shared it on their story

Pia Rodriguez, PR/Marketing Team member, generated a post from @jfvrd (24.4k followers) on their story

Andres Rosales, PR Team member, pitched to an account 83.6K followers on Instagram and got a shoutout

Nicole Bembenek, PR/Marketing Team member, generated a post about the Girls LEAD Act today from  @fatfabfeminist (69.k followers) on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

Political Affairs Team member, Sherise Tracey

Regional Director, Sujata Holman. As a cardiologist,  Dr. Holman was able to speak about The Borgen Project (starting at 30 min.) in her recent talk.

 

 

State of the Union October 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in September: 117
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 1081
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in September: 27,681
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 202,344
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Political Affairs Team member Jessica Nguyen attended a virtual town hall meeting for Occoquan, Virginia

Grace Harlan, Political Affairs Team, bird-dogged Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) while live with National Security Action!

Adriane Phi, Nonprofit Leadership Team, met with Rick Larson’s (D-WA) staff member JZ Golden

Momina Chaudhry, Political Affairs Team, presented to a Religion and Human Rights Class

Ceara Stewart and Alicia Gonzalez, Political Affairs Team, met with a staffer of Rep. Jacobs (R-NY) to discuss the Youth, Freedom, and Security Act

Carson Taylor, Political Affairs Team, bird-dogged Instagram live video for #teamjoetalks with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Anna Ryu, Political Affairs Team, attended a letter writing event with Swing Left Philadelphia

Nisaa DuFourm, Nonproft Leadership Team, bird-dogged Rep. Madeleine Dean’s (D-PA) virtual town hall on Facebook Live

Nelly Harb, Regional Director, bird-dogged Rep.  Dwight Evan’s (D-PA) virtual town hall

Christy Johnson, Advocate, met with Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) District Director, Ben Gruender

Cori Dill, Political Affairs Team, bird-dogged Kamala Harris (D-CA) on her Instagram Live with Lizzo

Caleb Kebede, Political Affairs Team, presented to Rotary Club

Siddhant Urunkar, Political Affairs Team, bird-dogged Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Samantha Picaro, attended Tom Malinowski’s (D-NJ) Facebook event named “Congress in your Kitchen”

 

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • PR/Marketing Team: Alexa Bates
        • Political Affairs Team: Peter Gobeille
        • Content Team: Elizabeth Stankovits, Jack Silvers
        • In-Office Team: Annie Baur
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):
        • Political Affairs Team: Rachel Greenspan, Elissa DeTellis, Kevin Schmidek, Micaela Mittleman, Nelson Kappas, Anna Ryu, Bernardo Pinto, Grace Harlan, Liam McNett, Matthew Donovan, Samuel Nall, Jamie Ziah
        • Content Team: Isabella Thorpe, Josie Collier, McKenna Black, Margherita Bassi, Chhavi Mehra, Ritika Saligram, Eliza Cochran, Henry Comes-Pritchett, Jeff Keare, Leina Gabra, Matthew Otey, Sydney Leiter, Samantha Friborg
        • PR/Marketing Team: Tessa Rodgers, Kyle McKee, Luopeiwen Yi, Mackenzie Sager, Molly Deegan
        • HR Team: Katherine Starkey, Belen Lopez Guerra
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Adriane Phi, Nisaa DuFour, Jessia Avila
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Affairs Team: Megan Marie Owens
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Nisaa DuFour, Jessia Avila
      • President’s Circle:
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Raynna Jackson, Elleigh Spragg, Nisaa DuFour
        • Political Affairs Team: Cori Dill, Nicholas Belofsky, Nehal Tibrewal, Megan Marie Owens, Mason Cantrell, Anna Ryu, Matthew Donovan, Jasmine Thomassy
        • Content Team: Beti Sharew
      • Public Outreach Award (50 or more people mobilized): 
        • Political Affairs Team: Rachel Greenspan, Megan Marie Owen, Melissa Myrtaj, Lydia Lee, Jessica Nguyen
        • PR/Marketing Team: Cortarius Polk
      • Articles of the Month:

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

Getting the Word Out

 

Informational Events

The Borgen Project by Statyn Coppage, PR/Marketing Team

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member Brianna Alvarez

PR/Marketing Team member Lucas Swanson

Content Team member Adrianna Tomasello

Political Affairs Team member Julia Roseneck

PR/Marketing Team member Kei-Lin Gatling

Political Affairs Team member Momina Chaudhry

Content Team member Karli Stone

Regional Director, Diego Tambazidis

Political Affairs Team member, Jessica Nguyen

PR/Marketing Team member, Paige Hankins

PR/Marketing Team member, Kayla Garcia

HR team member, Sartaj Grewal

HR team member, Kevin Malibiran

HR team member, Katherine Starkey

HR team member, Ke’Shawn Vaughan

PR/Marketing Team member, Lindsay Flinn

Swarms

Belen Lopez, HR Team, hosted a swarm from Peru

Regional Director, Kaitlyn Piechnik

Letters to the Editor

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

In-Office Team

HR Team

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Created by Paige Hankins, PR/Marketing Team

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Jeremy Hogeweide. View the full series on our Instagram.

Created by Political Affairs Team member, Abigail Kaye

Created by Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Jessia Avila

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Zhilin Jiang

Created by PR member, Sarah Belasco

Created by PR member, Briana My-Lan Nguyen

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Robert Rogers

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Lissette Cabral

Created by Content Team member, Heather Babka

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Statyn Coppage

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Amanda Hammon

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Emma Floberg

Alicia Gonzalez, Political Affairs member, created materials for Instagram

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Anna Ryu, created and packaged thank you cards for her fundraising campaign.

Political Affairs Member, Brianna Alvarez, sold old clothes to Plato’s Closet and created an Etsy shop to bedazzle bottles

Political Affairs Member, Alexandra Morales, washed cars for friends and family in her area

HR team Member Maria Catalina Pérez, hosted a bake sale

Nonprofit Leadership team member, Gabie Buechner, sold her artwork

HR team member, Anais Celini, rented out an MMA gym and hosted “Fight” for the Underdog

Political Affairs team member, Brianna Alvarez, auctioned her nieces’ artwork

PR/Marketing Team member, Molly Deegan, created stickers

Regional Director, Melia Reyther-Espinoza, made stamps

HR team, Carlie Suggs, baked cookies and sold out for one of her fundraising tasks

PR/Marketing Team member, Briana Nguyen created artwork

Political Affairs Team member, Brianna Alvarez sold her old clothes

PR/Marketing Team member, Miyo Solange Park, made mugs and stickers sold on Redbubble

 

Media Outreach

Interviews and Media Features

-PR/Marketing Team member Reghan Callahan secured a shoutout for The Borgen Project on Watchable: An Entertainment Podcast. Listen here.

TikTok

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].

 

Instagram

Social Media Outreach

Kei-Lin Gatline, PR/Marketing Team, pitched to @femaleinspiring (27k followers) who shared the graphic on their feed.

Emma Goins, PR/Marketing Team, pitched to @TaylorHickson (20.7k followers) who shared this picture and link on their Twitter

PR/Marketing Team member, Madeline Kauffman, got her story reposted by influencer/actress, Noa Fisher, @noalehf (22.2k followers) on Instagram

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Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Lucia Lupotti, got her post about the Girls LEAD Act posted by the verified account @the_female_lead (1.1 million followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Ayden Schwartz, got a story reposted by @Westlakestudentactivism on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Cortarius Polk, got a story reposted by @socialjusticeparenting (11.6k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Christian Line, got a story reposted by @nickischwallz (21k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Molly Deegan, got a story reposted by @activism.afac

PR/Marketing Team member, Tiffany Lou, got a story reposted by @queerbrownvegan (59. 2k) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Aden Kaye, got a story reposted by @cole.hover (15.5k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Murphy Sullivan, got a story reposted by @fairtrademarkus (10.2k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Lindsay Flinn, got a post from @thefemaleactivists (16.9k followers) on Instagram

Upcoming Election

We asked Borgen Project team members why they vote. Here were some of their responses:

Why Vote?

The work we do and how successful we are in passing poverty reduction legislation is dependent on the elected officials in office. Make your voice heard and be ready to vote on Tuesday, November 3rd.

“I vote for a better future. I vote for compassionate reasons. By and large: I vote for my family, my friends, and my community so that collectively things might change for the better. ” – Zachary Szymanski, RD/Assistant Manager, Detroit, MI

“I vote because it’s a right that we should value and honor. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have the privilege to vote but because we have this voice we must use it. I vote because I believe our voice matters and needs to be heard!” – Brianna Alvarez, Political Affairs Intern, NY

“I vote because change depends on it. I vote so that future generations continue to live better and have increased opportunities and resources. By voting, we can recognize the problems that exist and commit to plans and solutions.” – Alicia Gonzales, Political Affairs Intern, Buffalo, NY

Team members took to Instagram to voice support for the cause. Don’t forget to tag @theborgenproject in your content on Instagram

 

Videos

Keeping Girls in School Act by PR/Marketing Team member, Gabrielle Reed

Debunking Global Poverty Myths by PR/Marketing Team member, Molly Deegan

What is: The Borgen Project by PR/Marketing Team member, Arianna Staton

Kamala Harris, Please Support The International Affairs Budget by PR/Marketing Team member, Briana My-Lan Nguyen

State of the Union September 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in August: 175
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 962
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in August: 39,248
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 174,663
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Borgen Project ambassadors met with Marisa Bremer from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) office.

Kilin Tang of the Political Affairs Team bird-dogged Rep. Lee Griffin (D-PA-12th) about the IAB and Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-7th) about the Girls LEAD Act.

Political Affairs Team member Julia Orozco bird-dogged Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37th)

Political Affairs Team member Samantha bird-dogged Kamala Harris during her Instagram live with Sarah Cooper.

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Elleigh Spragg met with Clayton Campbell, District Director to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO).

 

During a Tele-Town Hall meeting, Political Affairs Team member Momina Chaudhry bird-dogged Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20th) on the importance of addressing global poverty during COVID-19.

Listen here:

 

Warren’s Address

Listen to the latest from Warren about the goings-on in D.C.

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Honors Award (raised $3,000 or more):
        • Advocate: Terra Johns
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Maxwell Karibian, Ava Roberts
        • Political Affairs Team: Elizabeth Dassow
        • Advocate: Terra Johns
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):
        • Advocate: Isabel Britton, Emma Gebel
        • Content Team: Petra Dujmic, Taylor Pangman, Mizla Shrestha, Claire Brenner, Ava Roberts, Joy Arkeh, Madeline Zuzevich, Radley Tan, Alana Castle, Andrea Kruger, Bailey Sparks, Evan Kuo, John Brinkman, Rida Memon, Rosalind Coats, Sarah Betuel, Sarah Uddin, Suzanne Quigg, Kyler Juarez
        • In-Office Team: Hailey Clark, Alice Chang
        • Political Affairs Team: Daniel Mills, Jack Feenick, Abby Ochs, Gregg Cornett, Nehal Tibrewal
        • PR/Marketing Team: Faiza Islam, Adam Cronin, Cade Pustelnik, Charlsie Parham, Reghan Callahan, Alexa Bates
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Advocate: Terra Johns
        • Political Affairs Team: Madyson Sauter, Rachel Greenspan, Lydia Lee, Keira Logan, Momina Chaudhry, Kilin Tang
        • Content Team: Alyssa Hogan
      • President’s Circle:
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Devorah Gurevich
        • Political Affairs Team: Rachel Greenspan, Keira Logan, Devyn Crane, Jack Feenick, Grace Lee, Adam Gizzi, Lara Smith, Sam Crispin, Topaz Fragoso, Kassi Bourne, Bailey Fleming, Olivia Chen, Yasmeen Abdul-Razeq, Samuel Nall, Rendon Reinarz, Elissa DeTellis, Liam McNett
      • Public Outreach Award (50 or more people mobilized): 
        • Content Team: Mary Langan, Maya Gonzales, Sarah Smith
        • HR Team: Kevin Guan
        • Political Affairs  Team: Daniel Mills, Grace Lee, Abby Ochs, Danielle Piccoli, Julia Orozco, Madyson Sauter, Nehal Tibrewal
        • PR/Marketing Team: Jacob West, Monica Littles, Cade Pustelnik
      • Articles of the Month:

 

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

 

Getting the Word Out

 

Informational Events

PR/Marketing Team member Kei-Lin Gatling: Borgen Project 101

PR/Marketing Team member Gabby Kinzler: The Borgen Project

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member Sofia Rimola

Content Team member Michael Messina

Content Team member Grace Ganz (left) and PR/Marketing Team member Adam Cronin

Political Affairs Team member Elizabeth Lewis (left), PR/Marketing Team member Ann Yu and Nonprofit Leadership Team member Connor Kaufman (right)

PR/Marketing Team member Desiree Sierra

Content Team members Allison Lloyd (left) and Savannah Gardner (right)

Content Team member Samantha Puzzi completing her One-Mile Campaign

PR/Marketing Team member Alexis Woodruff

Advocate Eva Sturdivant encouraged over 20 people to take a picture of the link to email their congressional leaders

Content Team member Araceli Mercer (left) and Political Affairs Team member Jackie Bartha (right)

Political Affairs Team member Joseph Hoeg in Northampton, MA

Political Affairs Team members Jasmun Askew (top left), Bailey Fleming (top right), Emily Pyle (bottom left), and Ethan Walton (bottom right)

Content Team members Bryan Boggiano (left) and Claire Brenner (right)

Political Affairs Team member Ceara Stewart

HR Team member Caroline Ayers

Julia Orozco (left), Political Affairs Team, and Stella Grimaldi (right), Content Team, completed the One-Mile Campaign on and around the USC Village

PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins

PR/Marketing Team member Kimberly Kukla

PR/Marketing Team member Monica Littles

PR/Marketing Team member Bailie Posten

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Abigail Schultz’s dog JJ wants you to support the cause!

Chalk art by Political Affairs Team member Rachel Greenspan

PR/Marketing Team member Cade Pustelnik

HR Team member Ishah Tariq

PR/Marketing Team member Ava Morrant

PR/Marketing Team member Laura Barriga Fernandez

Regional Director Daysha Robinson

Political Affairs Team member Bardia Memar: “Take 1 minute to fight global poverty”

PR/Marketing Team member Sujud Khalil

Political Affairs Team members Danielle Piccoli (top) and Danielle Crowley (bottom) posting flyers

 

Swarms

Advocate Leah Schroeder calling Congress with family.

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

 

The Borgen Project

Created by Political Affairs Team member Julia Orozco

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Gabriel Souza

Created by Advocate Isabel Britton

Created by HR Team member Caroline Ayers

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Sara Holm

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Camille Burt

Created by Apirat Rungpat, PR/Marketing Team (left) and Grace Ganz, Content Team (right)

Created by Advocate Jessica Nguyen

Created by Penelope Moreno, PR/Marketing Team

 

Global Poverty Facts

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Alyssa Barrera

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Pia Rodriguez

Created by PR/Marketing Team members Karina Mayo Trujillo

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Mackenzie Sager

Created by PR/Marketing Team member  Gabriel Souza

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Audrey Reus

Created by Advocate Savannah Villanueva

Created by Content Team member Sydney Bazilian

 

Advocacy

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Pia Rodriguez

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Max Kyle

Created by Political Affairs Team member Jax Viteznik

 

Legislation

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Alyssa Barrera

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Felicia Chigaru

Created by Content Team member Claire Brenner

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Pia Rodriguez

Created by Regional Director Sarah Gruesser

Created by Political Affairs Team member Nehal Tibrewal

Created by Nonprofit Leadership Team member Lillian Bradley

 

COVID-19

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Kristian Zivkovic

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Kilin Tang

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Monica Littles

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Emily Vankoll

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Reily Radosevich

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member Sabrina Delisfort hosted a food drive to mobilize and fundraise for the cause

Have clothes you no longer need? Editor Nikki Carstensen sold clothes at Plato’s Closet and donated the money to her campaign.

PR/Marketing Team member Jawad Bhuiyan hosted a fundraising table on August 1st with another local Borgen Project Intern. “We raised a total of $100 for both of our fundraising campaigns. We worked very hard and are looking forward to hosting similar fundraising tables soon before leaving for college.”

Cartwheels for a Cause! Rachel Greenspan of the Political Affairs team did some amazing work for her fundraising campaign and raised $104.

PR/Marketing Team member Camille Burt created a graphic to aid her fundraising campaign. She shared it across her social media platforms.

Fitness fundraiser hosted by Kathryn Nash of the PR/Marketing team

Political Affairs Team member Rachael Osman held a virtual 5K run/walk with over 50 participants!

As a fundraising strategy, Advocate Venus Wang has been making gummies and treats to sell.

PR/Marketing Team member David Tran did a photoshoot to fundraise for the cause

Advocate Angeline Aloysius

Content Team member Rochelle Gluzman

 

Media Outreach

 

Interviews and Media Features

 

SPAA Internship Spotlight: Ashly Sanchez Sanz, Political Affairs Team

Promoting Activism Through Legislation: Olivia Ripps, Political Affairs Team

TikTok

PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins:

@emmagoins

if I popped up on your fyp, the universe is calling you to do something impactful today ✨ if you do it lmk! #advocacy #borgenproject #foryoupage

♬ ily (i love you baby) – Surf Mesa

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

 

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them tiktok@borgenproject.org.

 

Instagram

 

Social Media Outreach

PR/Marketing Team member Haley Paluszak, found success reaching out to accounts about the Keeping Girls in School Act and conducted an Instagram takeover.

Amonn Mitchell, PR/Marketing Team, persuaded one Instagram influencer and podcast owner to share 5 Ways to be Active in Activism!

PR/Marketing Team member Tressie Evans reached an audience of 90,000 followers following her social media outreach with two stories posted about emailing in support of a COVID-19 response.

Team members took to Instagram to voice support for the cause. Don’t forget to tag @theborgenproject in your content on Instagram:

 

Stories:

PR/Marketing Team member Angela Porter

 

Twitter

Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19th) gave The Borgen Project a shoutout on Twitter

 

Videos

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Tiffany Lou

Gabi Kenney Interviews HR Team member Alexandra Kenney about The Borgen Project

Keeping Girls in School Act by PR/Marketing Team member Laura Barriga

One-Mile Campaign by Political Affairs Team members Zachary Szymanski and Alyssa Pascoe

State of the Union August 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in July: 235
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 788
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in July: 47,577
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 135,415
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date:  100%

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Political Affairs Team member Alisha Alam in Bartlett, IL bird-dogged Sen. Dick Durbin D-IL) on the Global Health Security Act.

Political Affairs Team member Leila Mosteika met with Erika Ose, Legislative Correspondent of Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY-23rd) via Zoom to discuss the Global Child Thrive Act.

Political Affairs Team member Steven Mattero bird-dogged Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-7th) during a virtual Town Hall.

Political Affairs Team member Jasmun Askew met with Joel James, Community Outreach Representative for Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX-6th) to discuss the Global Health Security Act.

 

Warren’s Address

Listen to the latest from Warren about the goings-on in D.C.

 

Content Team Updates

Articles of the Month:

Recognition

Congratulations to the following team members who have achieved Borgen Project Honors & Recognition

      • Leader Board Award (raised $4,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Melina Stavropoulos
      • Honors Award (raised $3,000 or more):
        • Political Affairs Team: Jacob Boehm
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Lucia Kenig-Ziesler, Rachel Powell, Alexandra Black
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Heather Law, Caledonia Strelow, Sarah Litchney, Melody Kazel, Maya Gonzales, Kayleigh Crabb, Erica Fealtman, Ashley Bond, Amanda Kuras, Alexandra Black, Giulia Silver, Hannah Simpson (Editor), Ann Carolyn Tarry (Editor), Ilana Issula, Stephanie Russo, Jacqueline McMahon
        • HR Team: Joel Walters
        • In-Office Team: Jasmine Zhu
        • Nonproft Leadership Team: Dalia Nazzal, Jeanne Kopstein, Rachel Holliday
        • Political Affairs Team: Lauren Diana, Kaitlyn Moorhead, Cailan Adams, Claire Knox, Lara Smith, Sam Crispin, Derrick Dousharm, Abigail Wilson, Caroline Cuoco, Emily Pyle, Molly Funk, Yasmeen Abdul-Razeq, Max Glennie, Danielle Piccoli, Jeehan Mikdadi, Daina Stinnett, Edward Ryan, Brandon Stoll, Cecilia Payne, Zachary Szymanski, Elizabeth Dassow, Katy Dulaney, Shadia Aroworade
        • PR/Marketing Team: Michaela Johnson, Ella Nordell-Morris, Kelsey Lu, Haley Paluszak, Jack Marquard, Rachel Calvis, Sydney Chamley-Oerton, Robert Crystal
        • Advocates: Isabel Brittin, Emma Gebel
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Affairs Team: Dakota Spears, Samantha Sasaki, Thomas Flora, Melinda Lu, Matthew Hernandez, Jessica Peoples, Sam Hiner, Frank Lopez, Dakota Spears, Lucy Bozinov, Ayaan Siddiqui, Natasha Shaghafi, Madina Zermeno, Sydnie Jiang, Brandon Stoll, Simon Lee, Jax Vtieznik, Vidushee Mishra, Hannah DelSordo, Jessica Peoples, Jacob Boehm, Talia Mathew, Elizabeth Dassow
      • President’s Circle:
        • Advocate: Venus Wang
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Seth Duval, George Anderson, Grace Gao, Seth Duval
        • Political Affairs Team: Olivia Cobleigh, Dakota Spears, Jack LaFave, Jennifer Ramirez, Kaitlyn Moorhead, Jasroop Dhingra, Caroline Garay, Max Glennie, Jasmun Askew, Justin Sonnenreich, Maia Tolomeo, Raye Shane, Danielle Crowley, Zainab Sunny, Kendya Kennedy, Lauren Fuller, Rachel Levine, Sofia Siegel, Savannah Buys, Taos Washington, Jessica Peoples, Jordan Larson, Lizzy Rode and Aleksia Kleine, Gregg Cornett, Quinn Luong, Sam Hiner, Eric Jamous, John LaFave, Michael Roberts, Megan Proudfoot, Natasha Shaghafi, Djuna Day-Booth, Sydnie Jiang, Nicholas Collins, Brandon Stoll, Simon Lee, Jax Vtieznik, Hannah DelSordo, Alissa Bidwell, Elizabeth Deasy, Laura Benjamin, Cecilia Payne, Jessica Peoples, Jacob Boehm, James Tolentino, Gabriela Senno, Elizabeth Dassow
        • PR/Marketing Team: Rachel Calvis
      • Public Outreach Award (50 or more people mobilized): 
        • Content Team: Rida Memon, Madeline Zuzevich
        • Political Affairs Team: Yasmeen Abdul-Razeq, Kendya Kennedy, Lauren Fuller, Madeline Leers, Mary Ostaszewski, Max Glennie, Erika Nguyen, Madeleine Bauer, Ashly Sanz, Daniel Mills, Madina Zermeno, Sydnie Jiang, Ryan Metz, Conner Brown, Brandon Stoll, Simon Lee, Hannah DelSordo, Laura Benjamin, Cecilia Payne, Juliana Balaban, Elizabeth Dassow, Katy Dulaney, Vanessa Edwards
        • PR/Marketing Team: Bianca Pardo, Jake West
        • HR Team: Shivam Shah

Visit the Our Team Members page and read about success stories with our organization.

 

Getting the Word Out

 

Informational Events

Powerpoint created by PR/Marketing Team member Julia Lupariello.

PR/Marketing Team member Sarah Tucker: The Borgen Project.

Political Affairs Team member Jennifer Ramirez virtually met with a group of young leaders and the director of Youth Faith Formation to discuss The Borgen Project.

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member Sofia Siegel.

Advocate Venus Wang (left) and Content Team member Melody Kazel (right).

Political Affairs Team member Joshua Werner.

Content Team member Maya Gonzales (right) and her sister (left) hung flyers throughout Kentfield, CA to raise awareness about global poverty.

Political Affairs Team member Sofia Siegel completing her One-Mile Campaign.

Content Team member Avery Fletcher (left) and PR/Marketing Team member Sumiran Nigam at Denny Park in Seattle, WA (right).

Political Affairs Team member Rachel Jakovac.

Content Team member Ashley Bond (left) and Political Affairs Team member Lucy Bozinov (right).

Political Affairs Team member Matt Aston (left) and Nonproft Leadership Team member Heeyoung Son (right).

One-Mile Campaigns by PR/Marketing Team members Danielle Zbodula, Hannah Zastrow (center) and Hannah Stricker (right).

PR/Marketing Team member Alexis Woodruff completed her One-Mile Campaign in downtown Indianapolis (left) and Mette Beierle, from the In-Office Team, posted fliers near Sen. Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Cantwell’s offices (D-WA) (right).

Political Affairs Team members Andrew Miles (left) and Max Glennie (right).

PR/Marketing Team members Jamie Yeh (left) and David Tran (right).

PR/Marketing Team member Jack Marquard.

Political Affairs Team member Jinhong Julia Lee created and printed out QR code flyers that directed people to The Borgen Project’s Action Center and posted them around town.

 

Swarms

Political Affairs Team member Robin Kaloustian created a virtual swarm with friends and family.

Political Affairs Team member Severio Martin educated friends about The Borgen Project.

Political Affairs Team member Morgan Swindall mobilized her friends to call Congress during a virtual swarm.

Political Affairs Team member Joseph Christensen created a virtual swarm.

Ready to call Congress? Political Affairs Team member team member Aman Patel created a swarm at home.

Political Affairs Team member Juliana Balaban-Kroll mobilized her friends to take action in New Orleans, LA.

 

Letters to the Editor

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

HR Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Extreme Global Poverty Facts by PR/Marketing Team member Alexa Bates.

Diverting Campaign by PR/Marketing Team member Jamie Hood.

Global Poverty Trivia by PR/Marketing Team member Jamie Hood.

Keeping Girls in School Act by PR/Marketing Team member Melanie Perazzo.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Kei-Lin Gatling.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Kei-Lin Gatling.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Lina Moscol.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Sydney Chamley-Oerton.

How to contact Congress by PR/Marketing Team member Hannah Kremer.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Kei-Lin Gatling.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Cortarius Polk.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Sarah Tucker.

Created by HR Team member Maddison Mello.

Created by Political Affairs Team member Susan Baek.

Global Poverty 101 by PR/Marketing Team member Alyssa Barrera.