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State of the Union April 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in March: 22
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 63
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in March: 17,823
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 54,400
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 99%

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Regional Director, Maryam Khan, bird-dogged Senator Van Hollen (D-MD) during a Facebook Live town hall event

 

Regional Director, Javid Javadikhomami bird-dogged Senator Dave Min (D-CA), Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) and Mayor Letitia Clark

Regional Director, Wanting Su, Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Emily Sands and 29 additional Borgen Project Ambassadors met with Senator Feinstein’s Legislative Correspondent, Alexandra Heller

Content Team member, Calvin Melloh and Political Affairs Team members Grace McDonough and Paul Adeyemi, met with Senator Klobuchar’s Senior Policy Advisor, Kevin Lawson

Nonprofit Leadership Team members Emily Sands and Monica Kronstain, and Political Affairs Team member, Kyla Vida, met with Senator Duckworth’s staffers.

PR/Marketing Team member, Michael Lewis, used his internship with his congresswoman to have a quick sit-down coffee about The Borgen Project with her team

PR/Marketing Team member, Robin Myers, spoke to City Council

Recognition

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

      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Shelly Saltzman
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • HR Team: Abigail Haugan, Nelia Blackman, Mahmoud Tout
        • Political Affairs Team: Ria Mehrotra, Emma Betz, Jillian Morley, Hannah Crodelle, Mary Oancia, William Zahner, George Brown, Kelsey Cartwright
        • Content Team: Riley Behlke, Caitlin Harjes, Katherine Lucht, Amy Perkins,
        • PR/Marketing Team: Taylor Morasci, Janet Metcalf, Kyle Adams
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Grey Purvis, Julian Prosser, Emily Sands, Henry Wu, Elizabeth Holloway, Michele Hillenbrand
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Affairs Team: Sania Baig, Adam Bernstein, Alanis Galdamez, Olivia Potthast, Shauna Anderson, Elle Cross, Ilyssa Mann, Bryce Winterowd, Chloe George, Kia Fatahi, Mackenzie Wetherill, Michael Covin
        • Regional Directors: Shelby Wane, Grace Harlan, Gali Rodriguez, MeiLi Haan, Jesus Quinones, Samantha Johnson
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Ketan Revankar, Nicholas Feldman, Sanjana Tummala
      • President’s Circle:
        • Political Affairs Team: Noah Bray, Mollie Ping, Kyle Peterson, Alexa Sinclair, Emily Day, Arushi Dhingra, Monica Hsieh, Muskaan Mahajan, Oladele Eke, Olivia Potthast, Paul Adeyemi, Rocco Visconti, Starbesha Satterwhite, Brendan Quinn, Catherine Clancy, Elisa Toy, Elle Cross, Stephanie Kula, Tala Pesigan, Emily Diamond, Xiaoyu Liu, Yiwei Chu, Zeyuan Li, Saloni Singhal, Erin Kalei Memmer, Eva Mejia, Hank Presley, Hannah Crodelle, Hannah Seckman, Ilyssa Mann, Bryce Winterowd, Chloe George, Chloe Jacobs,
          Dina Nouaime, Emma Betz, Kelsey Cartwright, Michael Covin, Sarah Coffey
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Sanjana Tummala

 

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

Getting the Word Out

Informational Events

PR/Marketing Team member, Jessie Mack completed a second information event by presenting to a WSU Content Creation class

Swarms

Regional Director, Maia Kiniyalocts, organized a living room summit with friends

PR/Marketing Team member, Julian Bryant, hosted a swarm

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Content Team member, Soizic Lcq, in Paris, France

Regional Director, Lejla Dervisevic

PR/Marketing Team member, Olivia Trompeta

Political Affairs Team member, Kaylee Deland

Political Affairs Team member, Katie Chriscoe

Regional Director, Abdoulatif Aboubacar

HR Team member, Carly Quinn

Political Affairs Team member, Olivia Potthast

HR Team members, Andrea Gilabert Mora and Sofia Ballester Farnos collaborated on their one-mile campaign

Content Team member, Kari Millstein

HR Team member, Eryn Nielsen

HR Team member, Ahmed Hirad

Regional Director, Kayla Garcia

PR/Marketing Team member, Taylor Morasci

Regional Director, Conor McGrane

Political Affairs Team member, Manav Shankar Sinha

PR/Marketing Team member, Preston Thompson

PR/Marketing Team member, Veronica Terrell

PR/Marketing Team member, Samuel Kulp

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Regional Director

 Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Marielena Alvarez

PR/Marketing Team member, Persilla Lutta

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, Rim El Haitmy

PR/Marketing Team member, Riley Rosi

PR/Marketing Team member, Shivanni Babu

Fundraising

Content Team member, Sydney Thiroux, made art from recycled denim

Political Affairs Team member, Colby Mathe, created a children’s book being sold on Amazon and profits go to The Borgen Project

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Paige McDonald, sold water bottles for her fundraising campaign

Regional Director, Venus Wang, had a Chipotle fundraiser

Regional Director, Jaisnav Rajesh, ran two half marathons to spread awareness about TBP

Content Team member, Esha Kelkar, published a book and donated the proceeds to The Borgen Project

PR/Marketing Team member, Paola Bianchi, fundraised by creating portraits of friends and created and sold stickers on Redbubble.

Political Affairs Team member, James Gontarski, was able to get a local Panera to support The Borgen Project for fundraising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

@mojavemodel

Go find a tree near you to learn how to contact Congress! Follow @theborgenprojectcards on Instagram to find out more! @theborgenproject 😊

♬ SUNNY DAY – Matteo Rossanese

PR/Marketing Team member, Maggie O’Dell

@miyablythe

It sounds like calling Congress deserves a standing ovation but really it’s super easy! Go to: borgenproject.org/legislation to support girls globally

♬ Crowd Cheers – Johnny Buchanan

PR/Marketing Team member, Miya Blythe

@hot.sarahcha

Looking for a quick and easy way to influence political leaders? Let me show you how to call Congress! #fyp #makeachange #congress #borgenproject

♬ Lofi – Domknowz

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Siano

 

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

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

Podcasts

PR/Marketing Team member, Whitney Bain, got a mention on the podcast, “I” Statement

Instagram

Social Media Outreach

PR/Marketing Team member, Kristin Van Epps, got a story reposted by @mindfulskatergirl (45.3K followers) on Instagram

Kristin also had a story reposted by @thisuserisbambi (33.3k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Bengt Fredrickson, got a repost from an account with 16k followers on Instagram

Regional Director, Anna Ryu, pitched to (@worldremedyorg) and they reposted the International Affairs Budget infographics on their story

PR/Marketing Team member, Maggie O’Dell, got a repost from @chinemeluelonu

Regional Director, Wanting Su, got a story reposted by @yesshecan2020 (17.1k followers) on Instagram

Videos

Rep. Sharice Davids, Please Continue Supporting the International Affairs Budget! by Miya Blythe

 

State of the Union March 2021

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Content Team member, Alessandra Theresa Parker, attended Representative Strickland’s most recent town hall meeting

 

Political Affairs Team member, Arya Anand, bird dogged a city council meeting

 

Political Affairs Team member, Shaina Isaacsen, bird-dogged Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS-03) and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM-01)

Political Affairs Team member, Heba Latif, attended a Facebook Live event with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

 

Recognition

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

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Political Affairs Team: Hayley Lenamon, Theresa Nevins, Rachel Bowdler, Alexa Blake Sinclair, Anna Ely, Catherine Clancy, Erin Kalei Memmer, Isaac Weber, Eva Mejia
        • Content Team: Matthew Brown, Rachel Wolf, Sophie Shippe
        • PR/Marketing Team: Taylor Morasci
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Megan Korsak, Natalie Allen 
        • HR Team: Elizabeth Bain, Stephanie Surber
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Team: Maryam Khan, Shelby Wane, Maia Kiniyalocts, Lily Ramirez, Sreyas Yennampelli, Shaina Isaacsen, Kyrie Woodard
        • Content Team: Alessandra Theresa Parker
      • President’s Circle:
        • Poltitical Affairs Team: Kalekidan Abera, Madison Prue, Sania Baig, Marielena Alvarez
      • Article of the Month: Biden’s First 100 Days in Office by Adriane Phi

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

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Political Affairs Team member, Bernisa Kamenjasevic created an online swarm

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Samantha Lee hosted a swarm with friends

Political Affairs Team member, Monica Hsieh, hosted a swarm

 

Political Affairs Team member, Olivia Johnson, hosted a living room swarm

 

Political Affairs Team member, Stefania Valera hosted a swarm

 

Informational Events

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

PR/Marketing Team member, Ryan Eitner and his brother

PR/Marketing Team member, Carissa Root

PR/Marketing Team member, Andrea Martinez

PR/Marketing Team member, Bridget Caffrey

PR/Marketing Team member, Julia McIntee

Political Affairs Team member, Anya Dougherty

 

Political Affairs Team member, Andrea Torres (and her puppy Milo)

HR Team member, Cara Krupnikoff-Salkin

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Christina Rose

PR/Marketing Team member, Melisa Yaylali

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Michele Hillenbrand

Regional Director, Christy Johnson

Regional Director, Hieran Andeberhan, hosted a living room summit with her family

Political Affairs Team member, Shaina Isaacsen

Political Affairs Team member, Nisha Patel

Political Affairs Team member, Andrea Torres

Political Affairs Team member, Arya Anand

Political Affairs Team member, Brandin Adams

Political Affairs Team member, Elvin Hormiz

Political Affairs Team member, Heba Latif

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team

PR/Marketing Team

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Christine Thomas

Regional Director, Christine Thomas

Political Affairs Team member, Alexa Blake

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Tia Jochimsen, created and posted on social media to mobilize people

Political Affairs Team member, Christine Thomas, created graphics for the Global Health Security Act

Content Team member, Elise Brehob, created graphics

PR/Marketing Team member, Julio Sanchez

PR/Marketing Team member, Fadi Baza, created a graphic for the Global Health Security Act

Political Affairs Team member, Ilyssa Mann, created an infographic about eradicating global poverty

PR/Marketing Team member, Corey Youngblood, created an infographic for the Global Health Security Act

 

Elizabeth Willey of the Nonprofit Leadership Team created a campaign poster/social media poster as a way to get people mobilized and excited about the Borgen Project

 

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.

Fundraising

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, made necklaces for her fundraising campaign

Political Affairs Team member, Madison Prue, created tarot card readings as part of her fundraising campaign

PR/Marketing Team member, Hannah Johns, fundraising campaign

PR/Marketing Team member, Olivia Trompeta, did a 24-hour fundraiser on Facebook raising $420

PR/Marketing Team member, Robin Myers, secured a collaboration with a yoga business to expand her sourdough fundraising campaign

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Lyndsay Wilkens, sold treats for Valentine’s Day fundraising campaign

Regional Director, Maryam Khan, made brownies for fundraising

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Karen Woodall, sold Krispy Kreme donuts for fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member, Jessie Mack, raised money by selling sticker designs on Etsy

HR Team member, JR Lauron

TikTok

Tik Tok by PR/Marketing Team member Olivia Trompeta

@oliviatrompeta

When you are trying to mobilize others to contact Congress. Let me help!

♬ Моя голова винтом (My head is spinning like a screw) – kostromin

Taylor Morasci – PR/Marketing Team member

@taylormorascihow to help solve global poverty in 30 seconds♬ Classical Music – Classical Music

Whitney Bain – PR/Marketing Team member

@litwhit240Savage, but make it ✨have an impact✨ Call your Congressional leaders today!! #savagedance #contactcongress @theborgenproject♬ original sound – Whitney Bain

Political Affairs Team member, Haorong Zhang

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

PR/Marketing Team member, Juliet Amin, got a story reposted by @beautybyqwolf (36.6k followers) on Instagram

Regional Director, Kevin Grasell, got a story reposted by an account with 608k followers

PR/Marketing Team member, Hannah Johns, got a story reposted by @thesolidaritysisters (19.3k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Melisa Yaylali, got a story reposted by @umitko (63.7k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Kristin Van Epps, got a story reposted by @thedailyaus (90.7k followers) on Instagram

Regional Director, Anna Ryu, got an Instagram post from @young.mindsglobal

PR/Marketing Team member, Masyn Halpern, got a media mention from @tono.latino (12.1k followers) on Instagram

 

 

Letter

Political Affairs Team member, Maia Kiniyalocts, got a personalized, handwritten letter back from Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) after her letter to the editor was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer

Videos

“Congress, will you support the International Affairs Budget?” by Lindsey Erdmann, Political Team

“Informational Event Presentation” by Jessie Mack, PR/Marketing Team

“Covid-19 Relief Bill” by Shelby Wane, Political Team

 

 

State of the Union February 2021

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in January: 9
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 9
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in January: 18,753
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 18,753
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 99%

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Regional Director, Kevin Grasell, bird-dogged Rep. Garamendi (CA-3) during a virtual town hall

 

Regional Director, Venus Wang presented to the Model UN Club

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Andrea Martinez, presented to her city council

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexandria Lee, hosted a living room summit

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: Bridget Caffrey
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • HR Team: Natalie Greetham
        • Political Affairs Team: Acadia Johansongordet, Maia Kiniyalocts
        • Content Team: Zachary Kunze, Jackson Thennis, Margot Seidel
        • PR/Marketing Team: Pilar Willis, Andrea Martinez
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Sophie Swezey, Megan Korsak
      • Capital Achievement Award: 
        • Political Affairs Team: Hana Zalvan
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Affairs Team: Arya Anand
      • President’s Circle:
        • HR Team: Cara Krupnikoff-Salkin
        • Political Affairs Team: Maggie Miller, Maia Kiniyalocts, Natalie DiLeo, Olivia Johnson, Shaina Isaacsen, Swathi Jacob
      • Articles of the Month: Addressing Time Poverty Around the World by Camryn Anthony and Preserving Papua New Guinea’s 850 Languages by Noah Sheidlower

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

Getting the Word Out

Informational Events

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Regional Director, Hieran Andeberhan

Content Team member, Samantha Rodriguez-Silva

HR Team member, Nancy Mponda

Political Affairs Team member, Grace Harlan

Regional Director, Venus Wang

Political Affairs Team member, Michelle Tyson

Political Affairs Team member, Maryam Khan

HR Team member, Alondra De Loa

PR/Marketing Team member, Amanda Hollowell

PR/Marketing Team member, Erin Byrne

PR/Marketing Team member, Haven Rector

HR Team member, Madeline Timerman

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Leanedra Goodwin

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hailey Mooney

Political Affairs Team member, Kirandeep Pahl

PR/Marketing Team member, Juliet Amin

PR/Marketing Team member, Thomas Chiarello

HR Team member, Andrea Thomas

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

HR Team

PR/Marketing Team

Content Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Zahrah Surratt

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kandie Hansen

Political Affairs Team member, Sreyas Yennampelli

Political Affairs Team member, Sreyas Yennampelli

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Janxim Galdamez

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Madison Prue, edited essays for fundraising

HR Team member, Salonee Shatagar, hosted a Panera Bread Fundraising Night

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Bailey Johnson, selling face masks for her fundraising campaign

 

 

 

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

PR/Marketing Team member Wanting Su, got a story reposted by @atribeofwomen (184k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Erica Loy, got a story reposted by @Zenerations (63.8k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Erin Byrne, got a story reposted by @politicalteaandme (12.5k followers) on Instagram

 

 

 

Twitter

Political Affairs Team member, Maia Kiniyalocts, received a response on Twitter from the band Mt. Joy

 

 

 

 

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.