State of the Union April 2024

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in March: 12
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2024: 72
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2024: 390

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in March: 4,272
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2024: 12,876
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2024: 84,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 81%

Congressional Updates


Although we were hoping for 5, we’re glad to see PEPFAR’s 1 year reauthorization pass in Congress with bipartisan support. This highly regarded global health program will continue saving the lives of millions and aiding in the response to fight HIV/AIDS worldwide.

In the past year, Borgen Project volunteers mobilized more than 3,000 emails to Congress regarding PEPFAR and our team held more than 100 Congressional meetings to build support for its reauthorization. Thank you all for your advocacy! Read more about the importance of PEPFAR here.


Updates from DC

Listen in to hear all of the latest updates from DC.



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

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Adam Ribbans presenting at the University of Lincoln, UK

PR/Marketing Team member, Zachary Hylan conducted his informational event

PR/Marketing Team member, Francis Nwobodo held his focus group at Teesside University, UK

Political Affairs Team member, David Zhu attended a career fair to present about The Borgen Project at Cupertino High School


One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team

Jenkin Yuen completed his one-mile campaign in Toronto, Ontario

Daniel Lonic, in Canada

Allison Sheppard in NJ

Aidan Donohue in NJ

Joe Bagley in Lewiston

Brynna Torpey in PA

Robert Hill in Atlanta, GA

Sydney Mailloux in downtown Fort Myers

Steph Thain in London, UK

Moses Sappé in Sheffield, UK



Swalha Ali Abdulcadir in London, UK

PR/Marketing Team

Anna Barbour

Zachary Main



Hana Bui, who also created stickers for coffee cups

Giovanni Coeli

Alyssa Pomales

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Olivia Siyahian

Amelia Klein




Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Amara Keeney writing letters to her leaders



Regional Director, Courtney Petersen, held a Trivia night, with Clint in attendance and raised an amazing $2100!

Political Affairs Team member, Del Moazami is selling some old clothes for her fundraising campaign

Content Team member, Phoebe Vaughan and friends, doing a mountain climb for her fundraiser.

Content Team member, Catrin Jones undertook a sponsored walk

Political Affairs Team member, Seb Owers ran the Exeter, UK, half marathon



@aidanmdonohue learn how to call congress #fyp #foryoupage #politics #election #democrat #republican #biden #trump #borgenproject ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

Political Affairs Team member, Aidan Donohue created a TikTok on how to call Congress

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

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


PR/Marketing Team

Diya Shah

Lila Russell

Isabelle Hickman

Azza Hani Md Alexirwan

Political Affairs Team

Pari Patel

Jin Young Lee

Sydney Losh

Krista Amoth