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

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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


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








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