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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.

TikTok

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

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

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

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

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

Political Affairs and Content Team member, Sylvia Eimieho, implemented her one-mile campaign in Everett, WA

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

TikTok

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

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

 

State of the Union March 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in February: 35
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 82
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in February: 5,035
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 10,694
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 150,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 66%

 

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

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • PR/Marketing Team: Jacob Eastlick
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Sylvia Eimieho
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Mackenzie Armstrong, James Milholen, Sylvia Eimieho
      • Article of the Month:

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

Getting the Word Out

Podcasts

Listen to Kim Thelwell, VP, discussing the work of The Borgen Project with Givology

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carmen Martinez

HR Team member, Rebecca Veirs

HR Team member, Amber Scallan

Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica implementing her one-mile campaign in Denver, CO

HR Team member, Afi Djissenou

 

HR Team member, Domenica Molina

HR Team member, Avery Eller and her dogs helping the cause!

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 

HR Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Shira Ben Ami, posted fliers in her dorm.

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, Abbie Amsler

 

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Lauren Bonner

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Morgan Tadish

PR/Marketing Team member, Christopher Bell

PR/Marketing Team member, Kyra Schlueter

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Harrison van Echten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR/Marketing Team member, Alexis Mitchell

Political Affairs Team member, Erica Grenig

Political Affairs Team member, Christopher Jean-Louis

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Jeny Khadka Valentine’s Day Fundraiser raised almost $300!

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Mia DiPaola is making and selling these coasters as part of her fundraiser

 

 

State of the Union February 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in January: 47
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 47
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in January: 2,106
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 2,106
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 150,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date:

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

The Borgen Project’s VP, Kim Thelwell, with Griselda Pachuca-Garcia and Justyna Moskal, Nonprofit Leadership Team members, met with James Johnson, Legislative Director for Represetative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6)

The Borgen Project’s Kim Thelwell, Amy Pettigrew and Adbullah Ibrahimzada, along with Rachel Johnston, Nonprofit Leadership Team member, met with staffers from Senator Mike Lee’s office (R-UT).

Kim Thelwell and Erica Grening, Political Affairs Team Member, met with Rachel Colucci from Representative Katherine Rice’s office (NY-04) about the Keeping Girls in School Act and the Girls LEAD Act.

Kim Thelwell and Matthew Asker, Political Affairs Team Member, met with Aneeb Sheikh from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s office (MA-07) and discussed COVID-19 vaccine distribution 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

Political Affairs Team member, Aarya Rajesh organized a massive swarm with 24 of his cousins!

Political Affairs Team member, Jeny Khadka

Regional Director, Hennessey Star held a pizza night and swarm last week

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Murphy Boccer

Regional Director, Lucy McKay

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Bridget Beavin’s mile campaign in downtown Bowling Green

Regional Director Shannah Sacco

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica transformed an empty window

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Michael Rodriguez of put up flyers in shop windows to spread the word

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Selina Hanna

PR/Marketing Team member, Amaya Walker

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, Wonni Dong

PR/Marketing Team member, Victoria Cole

Another of Victoria’s creations!

 

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Selina Hanna created these Instagram stories

 

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Matthew Garnder collected shoes for his shoe drive to fundraise for The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Team member, Nicole Presti

Political Affairs Team member, Maxwell Asker raised money for the cause by hosting a raffle

HR Team member, Caitlin Jackson, designed and ordered business cards from VistaPrint with dog walking services for donations!

 

 

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica has been making fleece tie blankets for her fundraiser. This one raised $50!

 

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, Sarah Franco

State of the Union January 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in December: 20
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 327
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in December: 3,635
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 166,120
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Vice President Kim Thelwell met with Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-09) to discuss COVID-19 vaccine equity as well as the Girls LEAD Act and Keeping Girls in School Act. Rep. Hollingsworth reiterated his support for the Global Fund and women’s rights.

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

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Political Team: Elizabeth Pasqual
        • Content Team: Aimee Eicher
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Jacinda Pinnock and Kasey Fountain

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

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez

HR Team member, Bianca Reyes

HR Team member, Sarah McCormack

Political Affairs Team member, Lucy McKay

HR Team member, Charles Bowlby

Political Affairs Team member, Ryan Weston

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco undertook her 1-mile campaign in El Salvador

Political Affairs Team member Kasey Fountain’s hamster, Mr Beans wishes all at The Borgen Project a Happy Holidays

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Griselda Pachuca-Garcia

Regional Director, Megan Marie Owens

Regional Director, Brett Fawer

 

TikTok

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

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Videos

Regional Director, Caroline Radocaj

Political Affairs Team member, Jackson Lydon, implements his mile marketing campaign

State of the Union December 2021

Wishing everyone at The Borgen Project a very happy holiday season and best wishes for the New Year.

You are welcome to take two weeks off from December 20th until January 3rd. Please let your manager know your plans.

 

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in November: 47
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 303
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in November: 7,061
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 162,479
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member, Emiliano Rodriguez met with Zack Brown, the Defense Fellow from Representative James Cooper’s office (D-TN-5)

Political Affairs Team member, Aylin Avagyan met with Tony Tran, Representative Nanette Barragán’s Legislative Assistant (D-CA-44)

Political Affairs Team member, Jash Desai presented to his City Council last week

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

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Content Team: Jeramiah Jordan
        • PR/Marketing Team: Carlos Crawford
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Kayla Armbruster, Jackson Lydon

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

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Political Affairs Team member, Rylie Taylor held a swarm with her horse riding group

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team Members:

Malcolm Johnson

Kylie Dimario

Kyla Foley

HR Team Members:

Ana Casillas

Ana outside her Representative’s office

Anih Anyangwe

Fatou Kendrick

Jason Clingensmith

Liethes Ortiz

Daniel Umberger

Amelia Qasem

Nonprofit Leadership Team Members:

Charles Berg

Natalie Robinson

Alana Wilck

Mary Catherine Sperrazza

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Content Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Dominique Wyche  

PR/Marketing Team member, Marleisha Reid

HR Team member, Delaney Sears-Webb

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Corinne Mwengwe

 

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Kayla Armbruster held a garage sale and raised $225!

Regional Director, Selena Liu is getting creative for her fundraising campaign

Media Outreach

 

 

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Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Grisleda Pachuca’s reel on Instagram for finding your Congressperson

Griselda’s dog supporting the cause

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, Savanna Schwartz

PR/Marketing Team member, Rogelio Valdovinos