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State of the Union October 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in September: 18
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 224
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in September: 9,982
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 147, 813
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

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

Regional Director, Aria Davis held a Living Room Summit to get the word out about our cause

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Kyla Foley, held a presentation about The Borgen Project

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Melissa Rostran implemented her one-mile campaign in San Francisco, CA

Melissa created further materials for her outreach

Political Affairs Team member, Tim Lyons

Political Affairs Team member, Emily Osman

Political Affairs Team member, Suzy Ott implemented her one-mile campaign this past week in Montclair, NJ

Political Affairs Team member, Rahaf Albateni

Political Affairs Team member, Shannah Sacco implemented her one-mile campaign in Chicago, IL

HR Team member, Kirsta Rodriguez-McKee

Regional Director,
Paulina Jachimski

HR Team member, Pooja Patel

Political Affairs Team member, Tejas Das implemented his one-mile campaign in Annandale, VA

Political Affairs Team member, Will Gorringe

HR Team member, Miata Smith

Political Affairs Team member, Imaan Chaudhry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Regional Directors and Advocates

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Intern, Konya Bangura made a t-shirt with The Borgen Project logo and wore it at a neighborhood event in support of the organization.

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

Political Affairs Team member, Julia Haas

Fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Nemshick held a Labor Day Weekend Mini-Flea Market

Content Team member, Anna Prafcke created these fantastic cards for her fundraiser

Political Affairs Team member, Sophie Morey hosted a fundraising event where all proceeds from her concession stand at a volleyball game at her school were donated to The Borgen Project!

Sophie’s concession stand prepped and ready to go!

 

 

 

TikTok

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

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

@sophmorey#theborgenproject #reduceglobalpoverty @theborgenproject♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz


Political Affairs team member Sophie Morey

Videos

PR/Marketing Team member, Noor Esseili

PR/Marketing Team member, Ethan Chen

PR/Marketing Team member, Brooke Whipple

PR/Marketing Team member, Alexis LeBaron

State of the Union September 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in August: 34
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 207
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in August: 14,411
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 137,831
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rose Charlotin, bird-dogged Senator Edward J. Markey [D-MA] at an event in the New England Aquarium. Rose asked him his position on the Keeping Girls in School Act, and asked him to cosponsor this bill.

Rose also met with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley [D-MA-7] and discussed the International Affairs Budget and the COVAX Initiative

Political Affairs Team member, Hennessey Star met Representative Derek Kilmer [D-WA-6] and presented about The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Danon bird dogged Representative Ro Khanna [D-CA-17]

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

        • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
          • Political Team: Jesse Davis, Juliet Costell
          • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Sophie Picozzi
        • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
          • Political Team: Taryn Campbell, Ayaan Ali, Renee Pierson, Sarah Damhof, John Coogan, Kaylee Deland
          • Content Team: Hin Lok Brian Yue
        • Bird-Dog Award: 
          • Political Team: Saumya Gunampalli, Shruti Nair, Jack Coogan, Brooklyn Samuels, Jenna Birnbohm-Kaminski
          • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Rose Charlotin
        • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
          • Political Team: Shruti Nallappa, Saumya Gunampalli, Sean Dedmon, Taryn Peterson, Zoe Brewin, Hannah Velarde, Jack VanderSloot, Josh Chaiken, James Marculitis, Alek Mehta, Mckenzie Perkins, Sarah Danon, Gabriella Waddington, Samantha Gabay, Riley Farmer, Riley Konrad, Rose Hertz, Ryan Kobe
        • Articles of the Month:

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

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Advocate, Emily Brown was moving, so she used the moment to get her helpers to call Congress!

Regional Director, Jenna Birnbohm-Kaminski, hosted an outdoor living room summit!

Political Affairs Team member, Casimir Stopa has raised $1,200 for the cause, and is seen here doing a family swarm to contact Congress

Political Affairs Team member, Cat McGuire successfully mobilized her friends

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Sean Dedmon gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Lexington, SC

Regional Director, Venus Wang, hosted an Olympics party and raised awareness for The Borgen Project

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Anabel Makover hosted a presentation

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Damhof gave a presentation to the St. Cloud Kiwanis Club. Sarah is with Club President Cathy Wogen

Regional Director, Jessica Huang, gave a class presentation about The Borgen Project

 

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

 

Political Affairs Team members, Sarah Danon, Clare Macmillan and friends

Political Affairs Team member, Sumer Perratti, implemented her one-mile campaign in New Fairfield, CT

Political Affairs Team member, Langley Sebastian

HR Team member, Claire Peterson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Bita Mosallai

Political Affairs Team member, Isabel Jardiniano

Regional Director, Necati Uygun

HR Team member, Sarah Hasan

Political Affairs Team member, Saydie Ferris

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Damhof implemented her one-mile campaign in Otsego, MN

HR Team member, Rachel Wolf

Political Affairs Team member, Meagan Kitsinian

Regional Director, Mey Olesya Tarim

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Muhammad Arsal Yousafzai

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Isabella Tjan implemented her one-mile campaign with the help of her sister and friends

HR Team member, Sylvaine Bucher

Political Affairs Team member Megan Wysocki

HR Team member, Juliette Mortenson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carlos Snellenberg-Fraser

Political Affairs Team member, Eliza Garcia

HR Team member, Kaley Burg

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Naomi Rynne

Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair

HR Team member, Mya Stafford

HR Team member, Chenjie Qui

Political Affairs Team member, Melissa Bornovali

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Paulina Miranda

Content Team member, Hope Browne

Content Team member, Vyas Nageswaran

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Xuan Zhu

Political Affairs Team member, Abby Schultz

HR Team member, Maya Shankar

Political Affairs Team member, Renee Pierson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Janelle Scillia

HR Team member, Emma Reuling

HR Team member, Taylor Mynear and her dog!

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Leah Daniels

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Andrea Peterson

Political Affairs Team member, Rachel Yeung

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Vincent En, had help from his friends, Ryan and Elvis, postering in Charlotte, NC

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kaitlyn Evans

Political Affairs Team member, Louisa Palker

HR Team member, Lucienne Vintaer

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rachel Harvey

Political Affairs Team member, Elisa Thomas

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Julia Drake

Political Affairs Team member, Selin Baytan, implemented her one-mile campaign  in Ann Arbor, MI

HR Team member, Molly Tierney

Political Affairs Team member, Anna Richardson, put up flyers for the cause around downtown Des Moines, IA

Political Affairs Team member, Tolulope Owokoniran implemented her one-mile campaign in Houston, TX

Political Affairs Team member, Taryn Peterson implemented her one-mile campaign in New Orleans, LA

Political Affairs Team member Shalin Mehta implemented his one-mile campaign in Plano, TX

Political Affairs Team member, Daniel Anderson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Anabel Makover

 

 

 

 

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

  • Anabel Makover in The Day
  • Carrie Miller

Content Team 

HR Team 

HR Team member, Sarah Hasan’s letter to the editor was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer. She received a letter in the mail from Senator Sherrod Brown saying that he read it and liked it!

PR/Marketing Team

Regional Director

 

Glowing Graphics

Shout-out to these team members who made incredible graphics last month

Nonprofit Leadership Team: Dominique Prisinzano, Adrienne Thayaparan, Rose Charlotin, Vincent En, Abigail English, Kayla Hoelscher, Jeanne Guirlin-Piron, Sydney Rusche, Soledad Sanchez, Isabella Tjan

PR/Marketing Team: Michelle Jennings, Dillon Paigen, Shauqie Hishamuddin

Political Affairs Team: Gwynn Mak

Here are some examples of our team’s creations:

HR Team member, Aana Ahsan

Political Affairs Team member, Elisa Thomas

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carrie Miller

Political Affairs Team member, Diane Bao, designed this series of posts for social media

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Jeffrey Laguerre

HR Team member, Aana Ahsan

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Andrea Peterson

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Liliana Medel

PR/Marketing Team member, Noor Esseili

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Deanna Michaels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team member, Alexandra Singer

Political Affairs Team member, Alexandra Singer, raising support and awareness for the Girls LEAD Act

HR Team member, Angela Mramba

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rachel Harvey

 

Political Affairs Team member, Julia Haas

HR Team member, Ari Augafa

Fundraising

HR Team member, Isabelle Kirkwood made a crochet bunny to sell for fundraising

Political Affairs Team member, Isabel Jardiniano has been selling these amazing tote bags for her fundraising efforts

Political Affairs team member, Dana Hudgins organized a yard sale to raise funds and spread the word

Political Affairs Team member, Josh Jochem, held his fundraiser at Panera Bread

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carrie Miller’s poster for her fundraiser

 

 

TikTok

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

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

 

State of the Union August 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in July: 10
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 172
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in July: 21,061
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 123,420
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Danon, bird dogs Representative Ro Khana [D-CA-17]

Regional Director, Jaisnav Rajesh, met with Representative Lauren Underwood [(D-IL-14] virtually as a part of her Youth Council to discuss new initiatives and possible solutions to existing problems.

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):
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Kaitlyn Evans
      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Political Affairs Team: Stephen Crotty
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Macklin Fishman, Ripra Gupta
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • HR Team: Roseanna Grega, James Kostick, Rachel Wolf, Abby Rodler
        • Political Affairs Team: Josh Chaiken, Asha Prabhat, Alexandra Singer, Jesse Davis, Langley Sebastian, Louisa Palker, Katherine Catulle, Parker Brandt, Sarah Danon, Casimir Stopa, Catherine McGuire, David Koster, Juliet Costell, Annie Berlin
        • Content Team: Ava Shusteman, Alessandra Heitmann, Jaya Patten, John Dunkerley, Mariam Abaza, Hayley Welch
        • PR/Marketing Team: Rachel Lambros, Grace Mead, Katherine Ardesia, Sofia Stillman, Jordan Fisch,
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Sophie Picozzi, Julia Drake, Julia Bous, Andrea Peterson, Rachel Harvey, Ella Bamer, Kayla Hoelscher
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Venus Wang, Elisa Thomas, Leila Nam, Patrick Hotchkiss, Olivia Acosta, Abbie Levine,
          Olivia Berman, Sarah Danon, Rachel Yeung, Jaisnav Rajesh
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Vasti Carrion, Shruti Nallappa, Saumya Gunampalli, Sean Dedmon, Taryn Peterson,
          Zoe Brewin, Sarah Danon, Riley Konrad, Rose Hetz, Ryan Kobe, Gabriella Waddington
      • Articles of the Month:

Congratulations to Regional Director Venus Wang who completed her Editor’s Certificate Training last week. Venus is the second person to complete the program and is now an editor for the Blog and Magazine! Well done, Venus!

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

Getting the Word Out

Swarms

Regional Director, Jaisnav Rajesh, did a mega swarm with his family

Regional Director, Taryn Campbell, mobilized a calling swarm!

Advocate Lison Boris, held a calling swarm

While working a merchandise tent at the College World Series in Omaha, Political Affairs Team member, Bailey Wilson, informed her co-workers about The Borgen Project and mobilized them to call their local representatives.

Political Affairs Team member, Nathan White’s swarm

 

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Morgan Evans, held a class presentation

Political Affairs Team member, Megan Wysocki tabling at her local library

 

Political Affairs Team member, Shalin Mehta, gave a presentation to a Political Science Club

Regional Director, Colby Mathe presented to San Luis Obispo Rotary Club

Political Affairs Team member, Manuella Romero, presented to the Rotary Club of Great Neck

Manuella also presented our internships to fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member, Myah Diekema

Regional Director, Brianna Landrud, posted flyers near Senator Tina Smith’s [D-MN] office

HR Team member, Kaitlin Lovejoy’s dog undertakes the mile-marketing campaign!

HR Team member, Kaitlin Lovejoy

Political Affairs Team member, Stephen Crotty, did his one-mile campaign in Seattle, WA

HR Team member, Sofia Rodriguez

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Morgan Lilly

HR Team member, Jannik Pesch

Political Affairs Team member, Parwiz Waziry

HR Team member, James Kostick

 

 

 

 

Regional Director, Kyla Vida

HR Team member, Jacqueline Shen

Political Affairs Team member, Ryan Ratzlaff

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Tharma Philogene

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Ciera Dalton

 

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Pheobe Cykosky

HR Team member, Catherine Porta

HR Team member, Pravi Jain

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexandra Salamone

Content Team member, Serah-Marie Maharaj

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Rachel Najdowski

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Casey Munguia

HR Team member, Ashaki McDonald

Political Affairs Team member, Sushila Thind, did her one-mile campaign in Antioch, California

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alex Yarinsky

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kassandra Hernandez

Regional Director, Zofishan Zahid

HR Team member, Maya Shankar

Content Team member, Mckenzie Howell, held a car wash to raise awareness about poverty

Political Affairs Team member, Elone Mengistu, posting signs around her town promoting The Borgen Project Internships

Political Affairs Team member, Jillian Shaw

 

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

  • Cassidy Vangieri in The Reading Eagle

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Regional Director

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

HR Team member, Sabina Jimeno

Content Team member, Serah-Marie Maharaj

HR Team member, Sarah Hasan

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

Political Affairs Team member, Jillian Shaw

Regional Director, Claire Olmstead

The following set of 5 infographics were created by Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair, for the Keeping Girls in School Act

 

 

Nonprofit LeadershipTeam member Vera Rousseff’s infographics for Global Health Initiatives

Political Affairs Team member, Sean Dedmon

PR/Marketing Team member, Angela Cano Lloret, got a share on Instagram from a user with 148K followers!

Mey Olesya Tarim, Regional Director, pitched her Girls LEAD Act infographic to an Instagram Influencer: unapologeticallyasian_, who has 15,3K followers. They reshared the story!

 

Fundraising

HR Team member, Mariana Rojas

Political Affairs Team member, Sarah Damhof, did a “Chicken Dance for Charity” event

Sarah in action!

Content Team member, Ella LeRoy, has raised more then $100 using this fundraising technique

Political Affairs Team member, Paula Gonzalez Barreto held a bake sale as part of her fundraising efforts

Political Affairs Team member, Imaan Chaudhry, is selling necklaces and bracelets for her fundraising campaign

Political Affairs Team member, Renee Pierson fundraised at the the coffee shop where she works in Scottsdale, Arizona She raised $80 in 4 hours and spoke to several people about The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Team member, Sushila Thind held a garage sale as part of her fundraiser

Political Affairs Team member, Mellissa Bornovalli, held a garage sale as part of her fundraising campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Affairs Team members, Sarah Danon and Kate Macmillan, held a bake sale

Sarah is also hosting a movie night

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Isabella Randle

Political‌ ‌Affairs‌ ‌Team‌ member, Diane‌ ‌Bao‌‌, is‌ ‌collecting‌ ‌shoes‌ ‌to‌ ‌raise‌ ‌money‌ ‌via‌ ‌Funds2Orgs,‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌already‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌250‌ ‌pairs!‌

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Carrie Miller, created this great ‘hour a thon’ infographic for her fundraiser

TikTok

Jordan Worthington, PR/Marketing Team

@jworth44It takes less than 30 seconds to show your support:) @theborgenproject #globalpoverty #endglobalpoverty ##PrimeDayDealsDance #AsSceneOnTubi #foryou♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic

 

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

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

 

 

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