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State of the Union July 2021

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, July 31st, 2021, you’re invited to BORGENFEST!

Musical Guests:

99 Neighbors // Kitty Coen

 

Guest Speakers:

Congressman Adam Smith // Natalie Gill-Mensah // Clint Borgen

  

BORGENFEST is the organization’s virtual event of the summer benefitting the fight to end global poverty. Don’t miss our featured musical artists, special guest speakers, and headliner 99 NEIGHBORS!! 
 
Attending BORGENFEST is free for all volunteers, interns, and staff.
Please see the email sent to you by your manager for further details and fundraising opportunities.

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in June: 19
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 162
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in June: 20,245
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 102,359
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Brianna Landrud, Regional Director, bird-dogged Representative Angie Craig [MN-02] at the June Town Hall Meeting and asked her a question about the Girls LEAD Act

Javid Javadi, Regional Director, bird-dogged Representative Katie Porter [D-CA-45]

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

      • Honors Award (raised $3,000 or more):
        • Political Affairs Team: Abe Passman
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • HR Team: Jacqueline Shen
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Victoria Adams
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Political Affairs Team: Caroline Radocaj, Stephen Crotty, Shalin Mehta,
          Abhinav Ramesh, Aidan Swayne, Kathryn Parker, Amanda Morello, Tatum Korol
        • HR Team: Kaitlin Lovejoy
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Grace Hotaling, Macklin Fishman, Kaitlyn Evans, Ripra Gupta
        • Content Team: Will Pease
        • PR/Marketing Team: Brett Fawer
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
          • Regional Directors: Kaylee Deland, Brianna Landrud
          • Political Affairs Team: Imaan Chaudhry, Taylor Ridilla, Bryce Walsh
          • PR/Marketing Team: Anya Hariharan
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Maleah Meinhold, Quinten Reid, Sydney Werner, Taylor Ridilla, Trey Jurica, Zoe Christidis
      • Articles of the Month: 

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

We are happy to announce that our work in the state of Michigan was recognized by MI Governors. Special thanks to Political Affairs Team member Amanda Morello and Political Affairs Assistant Manager Anna Ryu for gaining this tribute

Getting the Word Out

Information Events

Katie Chriscoe, Regional Director, spoke to this John Maxwell Transformation Tables group about The Borgen Project’s mission and how they can get involved

Kaylee Deland, Regional Director, hosted a living room summit

Regional Director, Colby Mathe, networked for the cause

Katie Chriscoe, Regional Director, hiked 20 miles on the American Tobacco Trail which connects the towns of Cary and Durham in North Carolina. While hiking, she recorded some vlogs about The Borgen Project.

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

PR/Marketing Team member, Damla Ipekcioglu

Regional Director, Paulina Jachimski

Political Affairs Team member, Rania Chakaki

Political Affairs Team memeber, Sophie Behzadi

Political Affairs Team member, Noelle VanDeBogart-Gonzalez

Brianna Landrud, Regional Director

Necati Uygun, Regional Director, in Turkey

Mey Olesya Tarim, Regional Director, in Turkey

PR/Marketing Team member, Inez Teixeira in Barcelona

 

Political Affairs Team member, Tatum Korol, in San Rafael, CA

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Regional Director

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Regional Director, Emily Day’s cat, supporting the cause!

4 infographics by Alexa Sinclair, Regional Director, Reach Every Mother and Child Act and the Girls Lead Act and The Gender Inequality Act.

 

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Casey Kohlstruk’s branding campaign materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Ashley Keiser created this infographic in support of the Girls LEAD Act

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Vera Rousseff, encouraging others to support the Girls LEAD Act

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Avery Marelli, created this International Affairs Budget infographic

PR/Marketing Team member, Benjamin Harriton, create the following set of materials in support of the Girls LEAD Act

Shalane Carson, Nonprofit Leadership Team member’s branding campaign infographics

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Jenna Butler’s branding campaign materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Christine Huynh, created this ‘Why Contacting Congress Matters’ infographic

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Caroline Radocaj, prepares for her pizza fundraiser

Olivia Vandervelden, Nonprofit Leadership Team member, is making bracelets for her fundraising campaign

 

 

Sydney Rusche, Nonprofit Leadership Team member, hosted a yoga event as part of her fundraiser

 

HR Team member, Juliette Mortenson, baked these yummy cookies as part of her fundraiser!

Political Affairs Team member, Maleah Meinhold, is crocheting as part of her fundraising campaign

Media Outreach

Colby Mathe, Regional Director

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Soledad Sanchez

Videos

PR/Marketing Team member, Brendan Baksh

PR/Marketing Team member, Brett Fawe

PR/Marketing Team member, Casey Kwiks

Ellie Alsup, Political Affairs Team member, created a video presentation about the Girls LEAD Act

 

Jordan Barney, PR/Marketing Team member, gave a speech in front of Camarillo City Council on behalf of the organization

State of the Union June 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in May: 42
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 143
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in May: 12,696
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 82,114
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair, bird-dogged Representative Jayapal (D-WA)

Sreyas Yennampelli, Regional Director, bird-dogged Senator Markey (D-MA) and Representative Moulton (D-MA)

Paulina Jachimski, Political Affairs Team member, bird dogs Representative Craig (D-MN)

 

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

Advocate, Sam Lourie, organized a calling swarm

Advocate, Eden Tefera, organized a virtual swarm

Political Affairs Team members, Amanda Morello, hosted a neighborhood swarm for the Girls LEAD Act

Political Affairs Team member, Zoe Christidis, hosted a swarm with her friends

Political Affairs Team member, Richard Wynne hosted a swarm with his family

Political Affairs Team member, Owen McManus hosted a virtual swarm

 

 

Kieran Graulich, Regional Director, shared information about The Borgen Project on a joint call with other nonprofits  The ClearPath Foundation, Unified Black Caucus (UBC) and reBronx.

 

Information Events

Regional Director, Lejla Dervisevic, presented to a political science class

Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair, presented to a rotary club

 

Political Affairs Team member, Amanda Morello, presented to Royal Oak Model United Nations

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Lilly Simmons

Political Affairs Team member, Zoe Patrick

PR/Marketing Team member, Whitney Symens

Political Affairs Team member, Christy Rahal

Political Affairs Team member, Emily Menshew

Political Affairs Team member, Gianna Barcia

Political Affairs Team member, Jesus Gonzalez

Political Affairs Team member, Lizette Torres

Political Affairs Team member, Audrey Kummer

Regional Director, Samantha Johnson

Political Affairs Team member, Chelsea Tholen

PR/Marketing Team member, Riley Ross

 

4 photos of Emily Menshew, Political Affairs Team member’s second 1 mile campaign

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

  • Jordon Barney in VC Star
  • Miya Blythe

Regional Director

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Emily Then

Julian Bryant, Regional Director, pitched to an influencer

 

HR Team member, Nelia Blackman, created a Borgen Project awareness comic strip

 

Fundraising

HR team member, Tori Slider, sold hand-made soaps for Mother’s Day

PR/Marketing Team member, Mey Olesya Tarim, organized an online chess tournament in Istanbul as a part of her fundraiser

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexandra Salamone, created an Instagram Bingo chart for her fundraising campaign

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Henry Wu, hosted a benefit concert to raise money for his fundraising campaign

Political Affairs Team member, Alyssa Alvarez, held a basketball tournament to fundraise

Political Affairs Team member, Maleah Meinhold, decorated the back of a car with information on how to donate as part of her fundraising campaign

 

 

 

 

Genovi Jones, PR/Marketing Team member set up this Etsy store as a part of her fundraiser

Media Outreach

 

TikTok

Dairou Wang PR/Marketing Team member

@dairouwang

#theborgenproject

♬ Creative – SmiLE

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

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

Podcast

Making Poverty a Focus of U.S. Policy with Clint Borgen arranged by PR/Marketing Team member, Andrea Martinez

Social Media Outreach

Regional Director, Javid Javadikhomami, had an Instagram story reposted by @UCDavisASA

Regional Director, Kyrie Woodard, had her story reposted by @historicallywomens.c0m (11.1k followers) on Instagram

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Riley Rosi, had a media mention on Twitter

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Morgan Nuss, reached out to Girls Education International organization in support of the Girls Lead Act and her infographic was shared on their Facebook page

 

Videos

“Borgen Project Exit Interview” by PR/Marketing Team member, Colby Mathe

 

State of the Union May 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in April: 38
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 101
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in April: 15,018
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 69,418
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings 

Regional Director, Jesus Quinones, attended a coffee with constituents with Rep. Eskamani

Regional Director, Javid Javadikhomami, bird-dogged Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)

Kim Thelwell, Alyssa Alvarez, Chloe Webster, Clare Dumler, Emre Kantarci, Gabriel Ratner, Kieran Graulich, Skyla Chiorando, Seth Morer, Sydney Zaremba, Paige McDonald, and Aidan Shor meet with Sachin Mathur, Senator Gillibrand’s Legislative Correspondent in April

 

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

Political Affairs Team member, Olivia Potthast, hosted a living room summit

Political Affairs Team member, Ariana Salcedo, hosted a swarm

HR Team member, Biani Benitez, hosted a swarm

Political Affairs Team member, Aria Davis, hosted a swarm

 

 

Information Events

Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair, presented to her class about her position and shared a link with the class for volunteer and internship opportunities

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

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HR Team member, Kristie Ortiz