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State of the Union January 2023

In 2022, thanks to your support we helped to pass two bills — the Global Malnutrition Prevention & Treatment Act and the Global Food Security Act! We are excited to hit the ground running this year and look forward to sharing more updates in the coming weeks! 

 

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in December: 14
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 497
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in December: 1,933
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 76,555
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed 2022: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Kim Thelwell and Political Affairs Team member, Eric Kersten met with a staffer from Senator Lee’s office [R-UT]

Kim Thelwell and Isaish Pielak met with a staffer from Senator Grassley’s office [R-IA]

Amy Pettigrew and our team members met with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) Legislative Aide, Ben Lebowitz

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

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

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

Getting the Word Out

Information Events

Content Team member, Aanchal Mishra’s Living Room Summit: It was a snack munching themed cozy winter party. They danced and munched on delicious Indian snacks and coffee. Aanchal also told them about their internship with TBP and the work TBP does. They all spoke about global issues and how people often avoid considering them.

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member, Ariel Bradford completing her 1 mile campaign in Spokane, WA

HR Team member, Maria Pirvulescu completing her 1 mile campaign in Coventry, UK.

Political AffairsTeam member Afzal Ahmed completed his 1 mile campaign near his MP’s (Neil Coyles, Independant Bermondsey and Old Southwark) office

HR Team member, Malaycia Sanders

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

HR Team 

TikTok

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

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

Videos

Political Affairs Team member, Alexandra Moran

Political Affairs Team member, Kerri ONeill

Political Affairs Team member, Sharan Guria

 

State of the Union December 2022

Very Happy Holidays to all of our amazing team members from everyone at

The Borgen Project

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in November: 32
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 482
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in November: 2,835
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 74,622
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 97%

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

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

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

Getting the Word Out

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Mary Kate Gruening, gave a class presentation

HR Team member, Malaycia Sanders presented to her school about her experience working with The Borgen Project

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member, Richard Emekagbor implemented his 1-mile campaign around Carol Monaghan’s Constituency Office in Glasgow

Political Affairs Team member, Mary Kate Gruening

HR Team member Natasha Hall-Trujillo with her fur buddy, Bennett

HR Team member, Liz Guenther of the HR team, with the help of her furry friend

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

PR/Marketing Team 

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kerri ONeill

Political Affairs Team member, Mary Kate Gruening

HR Team member, Teresa Lopez

Advocate Lindsey Arrasmith

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Sankhepo Ndhlovu

Fundraising

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kerri ONeill’s Thanksgiving Turkeys

TikTok

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

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

 

@chattygryffindor My 1-Mile campaign with the Borgen Project, a national campaign fighting to downsize global poverty by influencing US foreign policy! @The Borgen Project ♬ Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Political Affairs Team member, Mary Kate Gruening

@oliviasheen Please protect the International Affairs Budget Senator Duckworth!! #borgenproject #chicago ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

Political Affairs Team member, Olivia Sheen

Videos

Political Affairs Team member, Chesapeake Dowdy

Political Affairs Team member, Georgina Burt

State of the Union November 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in October: 39
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 450
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in October: 3,627
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 71,787
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 99%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member Alex Contreras and Amy Pettigrew, Senior Program Manager, met with Ben Castagnetti, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Cantwell [D-WA]

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

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

Outstanding Team Member: HR Team member, Patricia Andrea Flores has gone far above the requirements of the internship program. Based in the Philippines, Patricia completed her program in 6 weeks and managed to:

  • Raise $500 amount of donations and counting
  • Write a book inspired by The Borgen Project, with dedications and mentions of the organization, with hundreds of copies distributed nationwide in the Philippines
  • Flipped her apartment as The Borgen House and was able to immerse in the humility of being a homeless person
  • Exposed to hundreds of universities and improved her professional affiliation and communication in recruitment and hiring
  • She was recognized as “The Outstanding Student Leader of the Philippines 2022” from the entire country which also became her platform for sharing The Borgen Project in different national NGOs, prominent leaders in the academe, and her blogs with about 100,000+ audience reach.

Discussion with Rotaract international youth in Sta. Cruz Laguna

Outstanding Student Leader of the Philippines

Meeting with Lawyer of Congressman Odie Tarriela, we discussed the poverty rates in our province. Patricia presented them our international project and she even lauded our initiative saying “Thank you, The Borgen Project, for being the Insivible hand of the government in fighting global poverty”.

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

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

HR Team member, Nathan Victor

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team members:

Melissa Mercedes

Zachary Rousseau

Austin Martinez

Aadith Kannan

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Content Team member, Ava Ronning

Fundraising

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Sankhepo Ndhlovu, baked these yummy muffins for her fundraiser

TikTok

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

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

Videos

Global Poverty Fast Facts

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Avery Evans

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Sofia Andreocci

Political Affairs Team member, Ho Ting Hung

 

 

State of the Union October 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in September: 43
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 411
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in September: 4,770
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 68,160
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 98%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Anastasia Argat, PA team member, and Amy Pettigrew met with Betsy Dudley, the National Security Advisor for Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA-10)

Kim Thelwell and Advocate Lindsey Arrasmith, met with Connnor Stubbs from Representative Adam Smith’s office (Honorary Board Member) (D-WA)

PA team member, Alessia Mazuelos meeting with MP Neil Coyle of Bermondsey and Old Southwark, UK

Chelsea Komeyan, Political Affairs Team member, and Amy Pettigrew met with Peter Engel, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Tina Smith (D-MN)

Nonprofit Leadership Team members, Avery Evans and Brendan Fung, and Amy Pettigrew, met with Betsy Dudley, National Security Advisor from Representative DeGette’s office (D-CO-1)

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

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

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

Getting the Word Out

Information Events

HR team member, Patricia Andrea Flores, from the Philippines, presented to a class of indigenous children and teachers about The Borgen Project, including its mission and vision. She encouraged them to get involved because they can too. The title of her presentation was: “You can be a Borgen Hero”

HR Team member, Yatika Dhingra, presented to The Edinburgh Rotary Club, UK

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member Patricia Andrea Flores

HR Team member, Blandiana Damoc, completed her 1 mile campaign in Hammersmith and Fulham, UK

Political Affairs Team member, Xavier Wisniewski completed the one mile campaign at Santa Monica College

Political Affairs Team member, Jasmine Weathers

Political Affairs Team member, Daniel Leite and his canine friend, Vera, spreading the word in Devon, UK

Political Affairs Team member, Omkar Kate

 

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials


Content Team member Evan Da Costa Marques

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, FNU Khushboo

Advocate Lindsey Arrasmith

Fundraising

 

 

In August, former HR Team member, Affiz DinGabisi created this personalized one-of-a-kind jacket for his fundraiser, which raised a total of $1,046-57, in support of the MINDS Act. Affiz wrote the names of people who donated on the inside of the jacket and donated the jacket to The Borgen Project HQ. DIMM stands for Dancing in a Mental Maze.

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Amrit Bhangu, has teamed up with their employer, Jersey Mike’s for their fundraiser

TikTok

@chopchoplilonion♬ It’s Corn – Tariq & The Gregory Brothers & Recess Therapy

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Avery Evans

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

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

Videos

Political Affairs Team member, Haya Chaudhri in the UK, created this great video about the ODA and why it’s important to reach out to Members of Parliament

HR Team member Patricia Andrea Flores spreading the word in the Philippines

Another great video from HR Team member Patricia Andrea Flores

Political Affairs Team member, Austin Martinez created this great video for his leader, Representative Escobar (D-TX-16)

PR/Marketing Team member, FNU Khushboo

PR/Marketing Team member Ayda Hailu

State of the Union September 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in August: 38
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 368
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in August: 8,471
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 63,390
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 96%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

The Borgen Project met with Senator Duckworth (D-IL), Senator Schumer (D-NY), Senator Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Senator Warnock’s (D-GA) offices.

 

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

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

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

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Vincent Pandey of the NPL team completed his 1-mile campaign in the area around Representative Perlmutter’s office (D-CO-7)

Political Affairs Team member, Nina Gulbransen

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Maddi Kalous

HR Team member, Kemmerly Chipongian

PR/Marketing Team member Gianna Bruno

Political Affairs Team member, Nina Gulbransen

Political Affairs Team member, Delmy Rodriguez

PR/Marketing Team member, Tara Boehringer

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Isabella Peitz completing her 1-mile campaign in Representative Malliotakis’ district (R-NY-11)

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Ellen Benson put up posters on the blocks in front of her Senator’s offices in downtown Milwaukee.

Political Affairs Team member, Henry Mitchell

Political Affairs Team member , Nina Gulbransen

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Sara Fikree

 

Political Affairs Team member Debra Thomas

Nonprofit Leadership Team, member, Aansh Raiyani

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Larisa Lombardo

Media Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Zachary Rousseau

Political Affairs Team member, Emma Benardete’s canine assistant supporting the cause!

 

A series of Memes by Political Affairs Team member, Asher Block

 

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Ayda Hailu

 

Two memes by HR Team member, Yusra Sohail

 

TikTok

A series of TikToks created by John Rivera, PR/Marketing Team member

@thelifeofthaddeuss We fight for the underdog. End extreme poverty now with @theborgenproject and make a difference in the world. The world needs heroes to fight for the weak. You can be that hero. #theborgenproject #endextremepoverty #charity #based #sigma #afterdark #fyp ♬ original sound – John

@thelifeofthaddeuss Help @theborgenproject, a nonprofit organization fight extreme poverty worldwide. The sick deserve a chance to heal, our children have the right to an education, and nobody deserves to go to bed hungry. We fight for the underdog. Visit www.borgenproject.org and act now. #theborgenproject #endpoverty #based #littledarkage #sigma #gigachad #sigma #fyp ♬ original sound – John

@thelifeofthaddeuss Embrace the indomitable human spirit and help fight extreme poverty to make a difference in the world with @theborgenproject, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the underprivileged. Nobody deserves to go to bed hungry. #theborgenproject #nonprofit #advocacy #endglobalpoverty #indomitablehumanspirit #fyp ♬ original sound – John

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

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

Videos

PR/Marketing Team member Xiarui Zhang

Political Affairs Team member Rowshan Mahdiya Mizan, asking for support for Overseas Development Aasistance

State of the Union August 2022

 

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in July: 80
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 330
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300 – We did it! In July, we were able to meet our meeting goal of 300 meetings for the year. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to everyone who helped out with these meetings!

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in July: 13,090
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 54,919
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 96%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member, Aakil Visramhad had a lobby meeting with Meg Hillier, MP in support of Official Development Assistance.

Content Team member, Noor Al-Zubi from Jordan and Kim Thelwell, met with Senator Grassley’s (R-IA) staff.

Arnav Gunwani, Asumi Endo, Brittany Sedlak, Kerryn Lowry, Logan Ford, Maddy Flowers, Thomas Bogucki, Kelvin Nguyen and Amy Pettigrew, met with William Crouch, Legislative Correspondent from Senator Thom Tillis’s (R-NC) office.

Jennalise Olson and Amy Pettigrew met with Alexis Castaneda, a Legislative Assistant for Representative John Katko (R-NY-24).

Mihir Rahm, Mike DeVita and Amy Pettigrew met with Micki Werner, Assistant to the Chief of Staff in Senator Marsha Blackburn’s office (R-TN).

Florence Wang, Edmund Yamaguchi, Louis Asbury, Jordan Oh, Xavier Wisniewski, Sophia Perez, Katie LaBella, Grace Wang and Amy Pettigrew, met with Jenna Goosen, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).

Team members met with Senator Warren’s (D-MA) Staff, Alex Davidson.

The Borgen Project team met with Senator Cornyn’s (R-TX) office.

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

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

      • Big Kahuna Award (raised $5,000 or more):Lily Clausen, Nonprofit Leadership Team member and Rebecca Lytle, Political Affairs Team member
      • Leader Board Award (raised $4,000 or more): Melina Stavropoulos, Content Team member 
      • Honors Award (raised $3,000 or more): Kaitlyn Evans, Nonprofit Leadership Team member
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more): Jay Taylor-Raden, HR Team member
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more): 
        • HR Team: Marris Hoffee
        • Political Affairs Team: Jessica Heller, Maddy Flowers, Max Seigerman
        • Content Team: Finn Hartnett
        • PR/Marketing Team: Sophie Piacentini, Christian Schroeder
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Julia DiTota, Olivia Hennessy
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: John Kirkley, Mia Hackett
      • Articles of the Month:

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

Getting the Word Out

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Maddy Flowers gave a presentation to the Wakefield Rotary Club

One-Mile Campaigns, Mobilizing and Awareness

Political Affairs Team Member, implemented her 1-mile campaign near Senator Klobuchar’s Office

Political Affairs Team member, Lydia Yang asked her local Starbucks to hand out cups with The Borgen Project on them

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Arnav Gunwani

HR Team Member Nicola Larter

Political Affairs Team member, Alessia Mazuelos made this fantastic coffee mug – spreading the word!

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Kuhns completed her 1-mile campaign in Milwaukee, WI

Political Affairs Team member, Timothy Peacock completed his 1-mile campaign in Tampa, FL

Political Affairs Team member, Sydney Coons completed her 1-mile campaign in Avon, IN

 

Political Affairs Team member, Grace Pullen completed her 1-mile campaign in Virginia Beach, VA

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Asumi Endo

Political Affairs Team member, Mary Burke posted flyers in her Congressional Leader’s office building

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Buyanlkham Munkhbayar

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Lily Clausen

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Atziri Santamaria

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Grace Andros

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Fundraising

HR team member, Sabaah Mehmoodbaked cookies for one of her fundraisers and posted on Instagram

HR Team member, Nicola Larter made this prize for a raffle she is having for her fundraiser in Leicester, UK

 

HR Team member Affiz DinGabisi created this personalized one-of-a-kind jacket for his fundraiser in support of the MINDS Act. Affiz will write the names of people who donate on the inside of the jacket and will then donate the jacket to The Borgen Project HQ. DIMM stands for Dancing in a Mental Maze.

 

Political Affairs Team member, Mello Wilsted has been working on an art sale for their fundraiser

Political Affairs Team member, Abigail Farnsworth is selling earrings for her fundraising campaign

 

 

Media Outreach

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Vincent Pandey

Political Affairs Team member, Marlie Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Meghan Bell

 

A series of memes by Timothy Peacock, Nonprofit Leadership Team member

TikTok

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

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

Political Affairs Team member, Mello Wilsted has been utilizing TikTok for their mobilizing, other outreach and education! The entire page is dedicated to their internship and The Borgen Project!

Videos

PR/Marketing Team Sara Fikree asking for support for Official Development Assistance

PR/Marketing Team member, Hafsa Abdulla created this video about Official Development Assistance

How to divert funds by Xiarui Zhang of the PR/Marketing team

Emmanuel Kwizera Zawozoba of the PR/Marketing team, based in Rwanda created this video about global poverty awareness

Political Affairs Team member, Jonathan Main urging the Foreign Affairs Committee to Support the UK’s Overseas Development

Internship Summary

Kennedy Jester has put together a great series of photos of their time on the Nonprofit Leadership team.

 

State of the Union July 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in June: 69
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 248
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Amy Pettigrew, Abdullah Ibrahimzada, and Jennalise Olson met with Kevin Gannon, Legislative Assistant for Representative Garbarino (NY-2) about the Girls LEAD Act and the Ethiopia Stabilization, Peace, and Democracy Act.

Amy Pettigrew, Abdullah Ibrahimzada, and Ishita Mishra met with Andrew Cohen, Legislative Assistant for Representative Eshoo (CA-18) about the Girls LEAD Act and the Keeping Girls in School Act.

 

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

 

Recognition

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

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

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Nonprofit Leadership Team Member, Isabella Peitz and her swarm!

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Timothy Peacock gave a virtual presentation

Political Affairs Team member, Max Jensen presented to the Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary club

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Jonathan Main mobilizing in Scotland, UK

Content Team member, Kaitlyn DeWeerd

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Daniel Currier

Political Affairs Team member, Ruth De Jesus

HR Team member, Lory Duplessis

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Lady Titania Io Pangilinan, in Quezon City, Philippines

Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

PR/Marketing Team 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Lauren Smith, held ‘Borgen Bash’ in the Twin Cities. Artists included: Sky Chime, Green, The Christian Moreno Cova Trio, and Rafe Carlson. A total of $535 was raised,!

Political Affairs Team member, Rose Weithaus made fundraising Bingo boards!

Political Affairs Team member, Joaquin Andrew Steffers is selling items on Depop for fundraising

Political Affairs Intern Emily Woodruff held a garage sale for her fundraising campaign

Political Affairs Team member, Abby Mason hosted a coin drive as part of her fundraising efforts

 

Political Affairs Team member, Jonathan Main made this great Terrarium for his fundraiser – more to follow!

Media Outreach

Political Affairs Team member, Brittany Sedlak

PR/Marketing Team member, Karen Kaur

PR/Marketing Team member, John Rivera

PR/Marketing Team member, Ziming Di

PR/Marketing Team member, Omosebi Toluwalase

TikTok

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

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

Videos

PR/Marketing Team Member, Xiarui Zhang

PR/Marketing Team Member, Sherry Wang

PR/Marketing Team Member, Karanjeet Kaur


Political Affairs Team member, Timothy Peacock

State of the Union June 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in May: 40
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 181
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in May: 6,419
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 29,737
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 95%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Amy Pettigrew – Senior Program Manager, Abdullah Ibrahimzada – Program Manager and Sarah Kuhns – Political Affairs Team Member met with Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s (D-WI-04) Senior Legislative Assistant, Izmira Aitch about the International Affairs Budget, Girls LEAD Act and Keeping Girls in School Act. Rep. Moore is a strong supporter of the International Affairs Budget!

 

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

 

Recognition

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

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, Emmanuel Kwizera postering in Rwanda

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Sammifay Hunter

PR/Marketing Team member, Nicholas Downing

Political Affairs Team member, Christopher Lauria in Freehold, NJ

Christopher actually did two one-mile campaigns, here is a photo of his in Newark, NJ

PR/Marketing Team member, Xiarui Zhang

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Kali Thomas

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

HR Team member, Cassandra Christiansen

 

Fundraising

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Catherine Lico had a bake sale

 

TikTok

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

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

Videos

 

Political Affairs Team member, Casey Cockrell


PR/Marketing Team member, Xiarui Zhang


Political Affairs Team member, John Murphy


PR/Marketing Team member, Xiarui Zhang

State of the Union May 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in April: 23
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 141
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in April: 5,798
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 23,318
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 93%

 

Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.

Recognition

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

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

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexis Koerner Sabul and her swarm

 

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Elena Ajluni held two class presentations

HR Team member, Lory Duplessis, presented at a library and gave some flyers to attendees

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Charles Wiener

Mia DiPaola

Mateo Useche

Farouk Bongo

Angeles Campa

Karolina Kapron

Karolina Kapron’s Mile Marketing campaign

Haley Dupre

 

Amethyst Cecil (with furry friend, Ginger)

Political Team

Itzel Mialma

Shawn Edelstein in Greenbelt, Maryland

Callie Sua implemented her Mile Marketing campaign in Columbus, OH

Laine Ford

Morgan Delacruz implemented her campaign in Boston, MA

Regional Director Hugo Villanueva

 

 

Katherine Tschopp implemented her Mile campaign. She wrote ‘The Borgen Project’ on her cups while making drinks for her customers!

PR/Marketing Team

Christopher Bell in San Francisco, CA

Jack Casolani in Yaphank, NY

 

Kyra Schlueter in Midlothian, VA

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Catherine Caldwell

Fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member, Mara Joseph

Political Affairs Team member, Miles Reaves, organized a virtual walk-a-thon and raised over $500!

Political Affairs Team member, Rania Chakaki, held a FUNDrive, collecting and reselling old clothes and household items, raising $339!

 

Here are some great tips from Political Affairs Team member, Hannah May, who raised $950 in her first week with The Borgen Project.

I have been involved in fundraising for many years due to partaking in many extra curricular activities and playing collegiate golf. In college, we would host a week of giving fundraisers where the different athletic teams would compete to raise the most money for your team. Due to being exposed to different methods of fundraising for many years, I have picked up a few tricks.
Primarily, I have kept a list of donors who have supported my endeavors throughout my entire academia and professional development. These individuals are always the first to hear about the new projects and developments I am working on. Secondly, I am very straightforward with my approach. I provide all needed information on the project, ask if they are willing to donate and leave it open for further discussion (mobilizing while fundraising).
Lastly, I am constantly brainstorming new ideas and methods for fundraising. It involves calling lots of businesses to see if they would like to partner and or seeing how I can create a free event that would yield substantial donations. While most ideas or methods are obtainable, it helps highlight then possible options.

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State of the Union April 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in March: 36
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 118
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in March: 6,826
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 17,520
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 150,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 89%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Amy Pettigrew, Senior Program Manager, Abdullah Ibrahimzada, Program Manager, and Nonprofit Leadership Team Members Makennah Troy and Michael Rodriguez met with Edward Adutwum, Legislative Correspondent for Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) to discuss the importance of the International Affairs Budget and the Keeping Girls in School Act. Edward is bringing the legislation to Sen. Padilla for review and, hopefully, a cosponsorship!

 

Updates from DC

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Recognition

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

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

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, April Jaca

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hannah Benoit

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hannah Alfano

PR/Marketing Team member, Obianuju Azenabor, based in Nigeria

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Harrison van Echten

Political Affairs Team member, Jeny Khadka

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Michael Rodriguez

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Griffin Kowalski

Political Affairs Team member, Erica Grening, implemented her one-mile campaign in Wilmington, DE

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, April Jaca walked around Washington D.C. handing out flyers during the Cherry Blossom Festival to the public to increase/spread awareness.

Political Affairs Team member, James Milholen implemented his one-mile campaign in Rogers, AR

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Charles Wiener

Political Affairs Team member, Sydney Sheffield

HR Team member, Caitlin Jackson

Regional Director, Selin Sema

PR/Marketing Team member, Jazz Souphom’s dog helps raise awareness

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 

 

Media Outreach

PR/Marketing Team member, Mara Joseph

PR/Marketing Team member, Kyra Schlueter

PR/Marketing Team member, Janice Ye

PR/Marketing Team member, Douglas Burkitt

PR/Marketing Team member, Nicholas Bavaro

PR/Marketing Team member, Olivia DeStio

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Li

PR/Marketing Team member, Chloe Sullivan

PR/Marketing Team member, Kathleen Pile

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexis Koerner Sabul

PR/Marketing Team member, Nicholas Downing

HR Team member, Leshaune Williams

PR/Marketing Team member, Lauren Bonner

PR/Marketing Team member, Jacob Eastlick

 

 

 

 

 

 

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