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State of the Union October 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

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

Advocacy Emails

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

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caleb Kebede, Political Affairs Team, presented to Rotary Club

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

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

 

Recognition

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

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

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

Getting the Word Out

 

Informational Events

The Borgen Project by Statyn Coppage, PR/Marketing Team

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member Brianna Alvarez

PR/Marketing Team member Lucas Swanson

Content Team member Adrianna Tomasello

Political Affairs Team member Julia Roseneck

PR/Marketing Team member Kei-Lin Gatling

Political Affairs Team member Momina Chaudhry

Content Team member Karli Stone

Regional Director, Diego Tambazidis

Political Affairs Team member, Jessica Nguyen

PR/Marketing Team member, Paige Hankins

PR/Marketing Team member, Kayla Garcia

HR team member, Sartaj Grewal

HR team member, Kevin Malibiran

HR team member, Katherine Starkey

HR team member, Ke’Shawn Vaughan

PR/Marketing Team member, Lindsay Flinn

Swarms

Belen Lopez, HR Team, hosted a swarm from Peru

Regional Director, Kaitlyn Piechnik

Letters to the Editor

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

In-Office Team

HR Team

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Created by Paige Hankins, PR/Marketing Team

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

Created by Political Affairs Team member, Abigail Kaye

Created by Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Jessia Avila

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Zhilin Jiang

Created by PR member, Sarah Belasco

Created by PR member, Briana My-Lan Nguyen

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Robert Rogers

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Lissette Cabral

Created by Content Team member, Heather Babka

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Statyn Coppage

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Amanda Hammon

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Emma Floberg

Alicia Gonzalez, Political Affairs member, created materials for Instagram

Fundraising

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

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

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

HR team Member Maria Catalina Pérez, hosted a bake sale

Nonprofit Leadership team member, Gabie Buechner, sold her artwork

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

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

PR/Marketing Team member, Molly Deegan, created stickers

Regional Director, Melia Reyther-Espinoza, made stamps

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

PR/Marketing Team member, Briana Nguyen created artwork

Political Affairs Team member, Brianna Alvarez sold her old clothes

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

 

Media Outreach

Interviews and Media Features

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

TikTok

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

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

 

Instagram

Social Media Outreach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Election

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

Why Vote?

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

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

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

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

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

 

Videos

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

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

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

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

State of the Union September 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

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

Advocacy Emails

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

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Listen here:

 

Warren’s Address

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

Recognition

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

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

 

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

 

Getting the Word Out

 

Informational Events

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

PR/Marketing Team member Gabby Kinzler: The Borgen Project

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member Sofia Rimola

Content Team member Michael Messina

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

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

PR/Marketing Team member Desiree Sierra

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

Content Team member Samantha Puzzi completing her One-Mile Campaign

PR/Marketing Team member Alexis Woodruff

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

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

Political Affairs Team member Joseph Hoeg in Northampton, MA

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

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

Political Affairs Team member Ceara Stewart

HR Team member Caroline Ayers

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

PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins

PR/Marketing Team member Kimberly Kukla

PR/Marketing Team member Monica Littles

PR/Marketing Team member Bailie Posten

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

Chalk art by Political Affairs Team member Rachel Greenspan

PR/Marketing Team member Cade Pustelnik

HR Team member Ishah Tariq

PR/Marketing Team member Ava Morrant

PR/Marketing Team member Laura Barriga Fernandez

Regional Director Daysha Robinson

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

PR/Marketing Team member Sujud Khalil

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

 

Swarms

Advocate Leah Schroeder calling Congress with family.

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

 

The Borgen Project

Created by Political Affairs Team member Julia Orozco

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Gabriel Souza

Created by Advocate Isabel Britton

Created by HR Team member Caroline Ayers

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Sara Holm

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Camille Burt

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

Created by Advocate Jessica Nguyen

Created by Penelope Moreno, PR/Marketing Team

 

Global Poverty Facts

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Alyssa Barrera

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Pia Rodriguez

Created by PR/Marketing Team members Karina Mayo Trujillo

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Mackenzie Sager

Created by PR/Marketing Team member  Gabriel Souza

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Audrey Reus

Created by Advocate Savannah Villanueva

Created by Content Team member Sydney Bazilian

 

Advocacy

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Pia Rodriguez

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Max Kyle

Created by Political Affairs Team member Jax Viteznik

 

Legislation

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Alyssa Barrera

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Felicia Chigaru

Created by Content Team member Claire Brenner

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Pia Rodriguez

Created by Regional Director Sarah Gruesser

Created by Political Affairs Team member Nehal Tibrewal

Created by Nonprofit Leadership Team member Lillian Bradley

 

COVID-19

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Kristian Zivkovic

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Kilin Tang

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Monica Littles

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Emily Vankoll

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Reily Radosevich

 

Fundraising

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advocate Angeline Aloysius

Content Team member Rochelle Gluzman

 

Media Outreach

 

Interviews and Media Features

 

SPAA Internship Spotlight: Ashly Sanchez Sanz, Political Affairs Team

Promoting Activism Through Legislation: Olivia Ripps, Political Affairs Team

TikTok

PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins:

@emmagoins

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

♬ ily (i love you baby) – Surf Mesa

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

 

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

 

Instagram

 

Social Media Outreach

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

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

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

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

 

Stories:

PR/Marketing Team member Angela Porter

 

Twitter

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

 

Videos

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Tiffany Lou

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

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

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

State of the Union August 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

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

Advocacy Emails

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

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

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

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

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

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

 

Warren’s Address

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

 

Content Team Updates

Articles of the Month:

Recognition

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

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

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

 

Getting the Word Out

 

Informational Events

Powerpoint created by PR/Marketing Team member Julia Lupariello.

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

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

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member Sofia Siegel.

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

Political Affairs Team member Joshua Werner.

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

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

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

Political Affairs Team member Rachel Jakovac.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PR/Marketing Team member Jack Marquard.

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

 

Swarms

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

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

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

Political Affairs Team member Joseph Christensen created a virtual swarm.

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

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

 

Letters to the Editor

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

HR Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

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

Diverting Campaign by PR/Marketing Team member Jamie Hood.

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

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

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

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

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Lina Moscol.

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

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

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

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Cortarius Polk.

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Sarah Tucker.

Created by HR Team member Maddison Mello.

Created by Political Affairs Team member Susan Baek.

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

How to advocate for change by PR/Marketing Team member Ella Nordell.

Created by Carter Leahy for a 1-Mile Campaign.

Created by Political Affairs Team member Katy Dulany.

A bipartisan guide to ending global poverty created by PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins.

Graphics created by Political Affairs Team members Ashly Sanz (left) and Jasmun Askew (right).

What happens when you call? by Political Affairs Team member Laura Benjamin.

Political Affairs Team members Jacob Boehm (left) and Elizabeth Dassow (right) created Bingo boards to fundraise on their social media channels.

 

Fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member Alexandra Giardina ran 24 miles in 24 hours and raised a total of $2,230 for the event. Read the full article here: Middletown woman runs 24 miles in 24 hours for charity.

PR/Marketing Team member Hilary Hays Greenhalgh designed a logo for her fundraising campaign that will be available to purchase on t-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers.

Advocate Benjamin Roe designed a Borgen Project T-Shirt on Custom Ink to support the cause.

Political Affairs Team member Mika Freund designed a T-shirt for their fundraising campaign.

Political Affairs Team member Talia Mathew in planned to sell stickers, designed by her cousin, as a part of her fundraising campaign.

As a part of his humility list, Content Team member Levi Reyes committed to painting individuals who donated $50-100.

Content Team member Alison Choi opened art commissions on her Instagram page to raise money for the cause.

Political Affairs Team member Sabrina Ruch created an Instagram to sell clothing items in support of The Borgen Project.

Content Team member Moriah Thomas held a Fundraising Zoom Concert in support of The Borgen Project.

 

Media Outreach

 

Interviews and Podcasts

—PR/Marketing Team member Sarah Tucker was featured in an interview with The Critical Times to discuss The Borgen Project. ‘Peace and Justice Report’

—Political Affairs Team member Kameron Shah: US colleges to lose foreign students after ICE announcement

—Political Affairs Team member Greg Cornett featured in the Lake Gaston Gazette-Observor: Local UNC grad teams with nonprofit to fight poverty

 

TikTok

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

@theborgenprojectMake your voice count!👏🏼##fyp ##whitehouse ##president ##trump ##call ##email ##poverty ##america ##usa ##foryoupage ##foryourpage ##foryou ##for♬ original sound – theborgenproject


Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them to Nonprofit Leadership Team member Sharon Shenderovskiy at sharon.shend@gmail.com.

Instagram

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

Content Team

  • Content Team member Juliet Quintero

  • Content Team member Michael Messina

  • Content Team member Kayla Randolph

  • Content Team member Alexa Tironi

  • Content Team member Kaitlyn Gilbert

HR Team

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

  • PR/Marketing Team member Emma Goins

  • PR/Marketing Team member Aneri Ladhani

  • PR/Marketing Team member Sara Holm

Nonproft Leadership Team

  • Nonproft Leadership Team member Jeanne Kopstein

  • Nonproft Leadership Team member Christian Brown

 

 

Stories:

Vanessa Edwards, Gabriela Senno, Hannah DelSordo and Alissa Bidwell, all from our Political Affairs Team, were just a few team members who used their Instagram Story to spread the word.

 

Influencer Outreach:

PR/Marketing Team member Kylie Campisciano.

PR/Marketing Team member Hannah Kremer reached out to @angryasianfeminist and Ella Nordell-Morris, PR/Marketing Team, to @the.scrunchie.project

PR/Marketing Team member Bailie Posten reached out to @astral.hugs, a San Diego, CA based music producer and activist (left). Tessa Rodgers, PR/Marketing Team, found success with @LizzyVanPatten, Co-founder of She Moves Mountains.

PR/Marketing Team members Carter Leahy (left) and Catherine Banez (right) found success asking Instagram accounts to help spread awareness for the Girls Lead Act. 

PR/Marketing Team member Sara Holm reached out to @todaysactivism about the Keeping Girls in School Act.

PR/Marketing Team member Kylie Campisciano pitched to @rightousactivist.

 

Facebook

Political Affairs Team member Michael Roberts introduced his fundraising campaign to his friends on Facebook and invited them to support the cause.

 

Buzzfeed

How much do you know about global poverty advocacy? PR/Marketing Team member Audrey Reus created a quiz for you to find out!

 

LinkedIn

Political Affairs Team member Isha Gupta spread awareness about the Global Health Security Act on Linkedln.

 

Memes

Content Team member Hannah Simpson.

 

Videos

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

24 miles in 24 hours by PR/Marketing Team member Alexandra Giardina.

My Internship Experience at The Borgen Project by Nonproft Leadership Team member Heeyoung Son.

Get Involved by PR/Marketing Team member Sarah Tucker.

Eliminemos la Pobreza: Llama a tus Representantes Congresistas by PR/Marketing Team member Camila Lavadenz.

Political Affairs Team member Olivia Thompson on C-SPAN.

 

State of the Union July 2020

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in June: 222
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 513
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in June: 41,666
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 87,838
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 99%

 

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

  • Political Affairs Team member Sumiran Nigam bird-dogged Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7th) at a Town Hall event on Facebook.

  • Political Affairs Team member Ehran Hodes bird dogged Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) during his Facebook Live.

  • Hannah McLain, Political Affairs, participated in a COVID-19 Facebook Live Event with Sanjay Gupta.

  • Political Affairs Team member Hannah Mclain participated in a Facebook Live Event on COVID-19 with Lindsey Mastis, news anchor for Good Morning Washington. Giving an Overview of COVID-19.

  • Political Affairs Team member Ava Singh asked Sen. Mark Warner to support the Global Health Security Act on a Facebook Town Hall.

  • Political Affairs Team member Amanda Sarmiento participated in an Instagram Live with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

 

Warren’s Address

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

 

Content Team Updates

Articles of the Month: Providing Affordable Refrigeration in Developing Countries by Natasha Nath, Mushroom Farming by Jonathan Helton and The Impacts on Poverty In Lesotho by Chatham Kennedy.

 

Recognition

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

      • Honors Award (raised $3,000 or more): 
        • Political Affairs Team: Jacob Boehm
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Anita Durairaj, Melina Stavropoulos
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):
        • Content Team: Anita Durairaj, Jonathan Helton, Annie Lezzi, George Hashemi, Natasha Nath, Maxwell Karibian, Isabel Corp, Hannah Roberts, Sydney Stokes, Aiden Farr, Lucia Kenig-Ziesler, Rachel Powell, Paige Musgrave
        • HR Team: Keira D’Amico, Chloe Marshall, Zhane Spates
        • In-Office Team: Leah Caragol
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Heeyoung Son, Haven Barton-Knabe, Gillian Friend, Omar Iniguez, Haven Barton-Knabe, Grace Hoagland
        • Political Affairs Team: Leila Mosteika, Arushi Singh, Sarah Fuller, Olivia Pistella, William Scheffler, Grayson Timoner, Sofia Siegel, Jacob Boehm, Brandon Stoll, Daina Stinnett
        • PR/Marketing Team: Camila Lavadenz
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Content Team: Aishwarya Thiygarajan
        • Political Affairs: Ava Singh, Amanda Elena Sarmiento
        • PR/Marketing Team: Sumiran Nigam
      • President’s Circle:
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Noor Mchallah (5 meetings), Heeyoung Son, Haven Barton-Knabe, Grace Hoagland, Noor Mchallah, Yesha Shah
      • Public Outreach Award (50 or more people mobilized): 
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Omar Iniguez
        • Political Affairs Team: Natasha Nath, Arnie Bennett, Elizabeth Dassow (163 people)
        • PR/Marketing Team: Jamie Yeh

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

 

Getting the Word Out

 

Informational Events

PR/Marketing Team member Danielle Zbodula held a Borgen Project Info Event on Zoom. The event received a fantastic turn out!

PR/Marketing Team member Sophia Neubaum created a powerpoint to accompany for Informational Event

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Content Team member Sydney Stokes

Left: PR/Marketing Team member Stephanie Orea in Texas; Center: PR/Marketing Team member Julia Lupariello hung flyers in New Orleans, LA; Right: Political Affairs Team member Cory Dudka in Madison, WI

Content Team member Madeline Zuzevich

PR/Marketing Team member Siyu Liu

Left: Content Team member Emma Benson; Center: Advocate Venus Wang; Right: Regional Director Omara Castillo

Left: PR/Marketing Team member Sarah Tucker; Right: Content Team member Rachel Hernandez

PR/Marketing Team member Jonathan Roberto

HR Team member Danyell Chupp repping The Borgen Project!

Political Affairs Team members completing their One-Mile Campaign; Top left: Esau Carpenter; Top right: Irma Alonso; Bottom left: Meredith Kahan; Bottom right: Payton Little

PR/Marketing Team members Sophia Neubaum (left) and Samantha Martinez Hansen (right)

Political Affairs Team member Katherine Gagnon in Glastonbury, CT

HR Team member Minerva Ramirez

Julia Andersen, Political Affairs Team, painted rocks for her One-Mile Campaign in Point Pleasant, NJ

 

Swarms

Advocate Venus Wang held a virtual swarm with 25 people

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Omar Iniguez utilized Snapchat, a multimedia messaging app, to create a swarm of 53 people

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Zachary Leven in Atlanta, GA created a swarm to call and email Congress

More than a swarm! Nonprofit Leadership Team member Seth Duval in Philadelphia, PA had friends and families call their congressional leaders, created a bingo game to fundraise for the cause and held a Zoom call with people to mobilize Congress

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Anna Gwin created a swarm to call and email Congress

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Left: Created by Content Team member Madeline Zuzevich; Right: Created by PR/Marketing Team member Avery Fletcher

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Elizabeth Gierhart

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Samantha Martinez Hansen 

PR/Marketing Team member Laura Barriga Fernandez designed graphics for Instagram Story. Laura shared her stories to various influences and was able to get @geografans (18.7K followers) to repost on Instagram

Created by Nonprofit Leadership Team member Elise Kwan

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Madeline Agner

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Penelope Moreno

Created by PR/Marketing Team member Jamie Yeh

Left: Created by PR/Marketing Team member Sara Holm; Right: Created by Content Team member Karin Filipova

Outreach materials created by PR/Marketing Team member Riley Cronin

Interactive templates for social media created by PR/Marketing Team member Madison Kilpatrick

Created by Content Team member Rachel Hernandez

 

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member Nelly Harb made cookies and walked throughout her neighborhood to raise money for the cause. Nelly raised $25!

Content Team member DeAndre Jakar Robinson fundraised in front of a GNC in Kalamazoo, MI

Content Team member Natascha Holenstein held a bake sale to contribute to her fundraising goal. Natascha has sold delicious treats, such as cookies, cake pops and brownies to neighbors, family and friends

Not only did Political Affairs Team member Amanda Sarmiento participate in a swimathon to downsize poverty. Amanda also made and sold apparel and face masks for her fundraising campaign

PR/Marketing Team member Parnaz Hojjati sold her artwork on Ebay to fundraise for the cause

Content Team member Sydney Stokes found a creative means to both fundraise AND mobilize her followers to take action

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Melanie Ipyam designed an Instagram Bingo to raise small donations

 

#HackingHunger

“He Developed His Dream on a Fishing Boat. Now, It’s an Anti-Poverty Movement.”

World Food Program USA spoke to Borgen Project Founder and President, Clint Borgen, in their June episode of #HackingHunger, Creating an Anti-Poverty Movement with Clint Borgen.

 

Virtual Series

The Borgen Project is working hard to shine a spotlight on the concerning threat that COVID-19 poses in countries that were already experiencing dire humanitarian crisis. Our latest virtual series event featured Borgen Project Founder and President, Clint Borgen. The conversation addressed why it’s more important than ever to activate and advocate for what’s right in this pivotal time in our nation’s history.

World Refugee Day

On June 20, we acknowledged the overwhelming adversity faced by the nearly 80 million displaced people worldwide. World Refugee Day offers a chance to raise awareness of the plight of refugees around the world and of the efforts to protect their human rights.

“Today, there are more than 70 million displaced people around the world, and nearly 90% of the world’s refugees live in developing countries that often struggle to provide basic services, let alone combat a global pandemic. “
– USGLC

 

Media Outreach

 

Interviews

Political Affairs Team member Sofia Siegel featured in an Alumni Spotlight interview for the Putney Student Travel to discuss The Borgen Project.

 

TikTok

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

Learn more on our website. Link in bio. ##poverty ##world ##101 ##fyp ##foryourpage ##foryoupage ##foryou ##global ##hunger ##electricity ##for ##you ##page ##help♬ Intentions (Instrumental Version) [Originally Performed by Justin Bieber & Quavo] – Elliot Van Coup

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them to Nonprofit Leadership Team member Sharon Shenderovskiy at sharon.shend@gmail.com.

Instagram

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

  • David Tran, PR/Marketing Team

  • Amonn Mitchell, PR/Marketing Team

  • Riley Cronin, PR/Marketing Team

  • Lilya Hadab, PR/Marketing Team

  • Monica Littles, PR/Marketing Team

  • Dalia Nazzal, Nonprofit Leadership Team

  • Nitan Shanas, Nonprofit Leadership Team

  • Sydney Stokes, Content Team

  • Hanna Rowell, Content Team

  • Zoe Chao, Content Team

  • Paige Musgrave, Content Team

  • Matthew Hernandez, Political Affairs Team

  • Rachel Jakovac, Political Affairs Team

  • Lucy Bozinov, Political Affairs Team

  • Lara Smith, Political Affairs Team

  • Katie Scott, Political Affairs Team

  • Cecilia Payne, Political Affairs Team

  • Tara Phung, HR Team

  • Tristan Gates, HR Team

  • Gabby Rovito, HR Team

  • Gianna Bruno, HR Team

  • Xinyue Song, HR Team

  • Christina Tomala, HR Team

 

Stories:

Featured on The Borgen Project’s Instagram: A multi-series post on the End TB Not Act created by PR/Marketing Team member Siyu Liu.

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Devorah Gurevich educated her following about The Borgen Project and urged them to email Congress.

PR/Marketing Team member Kelsey Lu created a series of graphics on the crisis in Yemen that were featured on HerCampusUW’s Instagram Story

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Bernadette Dwyer in O’Fallon, IL spreading awareness about The Borgen Project on her Instagram Story

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Sharon Shenderovskiy created and shared an interactive graphic to her Instagram Story.

Influencer Outreach:

PR/Marketing Team member created a video in support of the Keeping Girls in School Act, which she shared on her Instagram. The Girls Room, an entertainment and multimedia hub for women, by women. (21.3K followers) happened to watch and interact with her IGTV video.

PR/Marketing Team member reached out to feministastic (189K followers), an organization advocating for equity, about The Borgen Project. The organization shared Sara’s graphic series to their Instagram.

Right: Content Team member Ashley Parks persuaded lifestyle influencer, Katy Belotte, to give The Borgen Project a shoutout on her Instagram Story.
Left: PR/Marketing Team member Alison Weldon messaged, Jessica Sulhee, a lifestyle content creator who found success through TikTok. Jessica shared Alison’s infographic to her Instagram Story.

Left: PR/Marketing Team member Renee St.germaine found success reaching out to a number of well-known Instagram accounts, including equalitymeansall, who shared the Keeping Girls in School Act to their Story.
Right: PR/Marketing Team member Laura Barriga successfully pitched to @ro54d on Instagram. With nearly 1 million followers, Rodrigo Garduño, posted a video about The Borgen Project on his story and saved it to his highlight “54 Donate.”

Additional Resources:
Why we need to support International COVID-19 Relief by: Elizabeth Lewis, Political Affairs Team
Global Health Security Act by: Lilya Hadab, PR/Marketing Team
Keeping Girls in School Act by: Amanda Garcia, PR/Marketing Team
Girls Lead Act by: Alexis Woodruff, PR/Marketing Team
Fast fashion: The dangerous underside of the fashion industry by Amonn Mitchell, PR/Marketing Team
How to Contact Congress by Allison Wojtowicz, PR/Marketing Team
5 ways you can contact Congress by Penelope Moreno, PR/Marketing Team

Radio and Podcasts

PR/Marketing Team member Sophia Neubaum featured in a radio interview with KUAF

 

Videos

PR/Marketing Team member Dennis Mavia on how to get involved:

Louisa Hallett, Political Affairs Team, asking the guest speaker a question in regards to the Global Health Security Act:

Will Scheffler, Political Affairs Team:

Brianna Budelli, Political Affairs Team:

Grayson Timoner, Political Affairs Team:

Nicholas Thurston, Political Affairs Team, highlighted COVID-19 and foreign affairs in his call on C-SPAN:

Elizabeth Manning, Political Affairs Team, called into C-SPAN to discuss the Global Health Security Act:

State of the Union June 2020

 

Political Updates

 

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in May: 133
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 291
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in May: 18,132
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 46,172
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 98%

 

Congressional Office Meetings

 

Livestreams

Regional Director Morgan Harden bird-doged Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) during a live event

Political Affairs Team member Nelly Harb bird-dogged Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd) to cosponsor the Global Health Security Act. Soon after, Nelly received a message from Rep. Evans’ office requesting a detailed e-mail

 

Warren’s Address

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

 

Content Team Updates

Articles of the Month:  Tuberculosis in South Africa by Danielle Barnes and How Idris Elba Is Supporting Poor Farmers During COVID-19 by Tiara Wilson

Recognition

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

      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more): Jonah McGarvey and Grace Nicholas, Political Affairs Team members
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more): Meredith Kahan, Grace Nicholas, James Ring and Ava Singh, Political Affairs Team members; Avinash Chauhan, Advocate; Haarika Gurivireddygari, Content Team member
      • Bird Dog Award: Nelly Harb, Political Affairs Team member
      • President’s Circle: Rachel Schwartz, John Worth, Sara Heilman, Amanda Elena Sarmiento, Sophie van Leeuwen, Ehran Hodes (4), Lydia McCoy, Justin Romer, Gregory Suber, Thomas Penland, Christopher Lisle, Sabrina Ruch and Carson Markley, Political Affairs Team members
      • Public Outreach Award (50 or more people mobilized): Jack Berexa and Hannah Martinez, Political Affairs Team members; Camila Lavadenz, PR Team member

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

Getting the Word Out

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Regional Director Katianna Laveaux

Political Affairs Team member Michael Villani in Westerly, RI

PR Team member Alexander Medina

Regional Director Katianna Laveaux posted flyers throughout her neighborhood: “Still Trying make a difference, despite the pandemic!”

PR Team member Elise Bordlee completed her One-Mile Campaign in Los Angeles, CA

PR Team member Alexis Woodruff