State of the Union December 2023

Wishing everyone at The Borgen Project a Very Happy Holidays and a great 2024!


Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in November: 37
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2023: 338
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2023: 405

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in November: 4,016
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2023: 67,772
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2023: 115,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 96%


Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member, Lennon Airey, met with Julie Elliott MP, (Sunderland Central) to discuss supporting more overseas aid

Amy Jenkins, Senior Program Manager and Political Team member, Ashley Page met with Senator Welch’s (D-VT) Legislative Aide, Maggie McGraw

Amy Jenkins, Senior Program Manager and Political Team members Nate Capriglione and Julia Nunamaker met with Ryan Walsh, Sen. Murphy’s (D-CT) Legislative Correspondent, Ryan Walsh

Amy Jenkins, Senior Program Manager and Political Team member Akithma Moraes, met with Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and his staffer, Andrea

Amy Jenkins, Senior Program Manager and Political Team members Tim Bellman and Madison Seda, met with Sam Lane and Hannah Sztorc from Sen. Manchin’s office (D-WV)


Updates from DC

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Getting the Word Out

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Olivia Linzy, presenting to LHS EDGE

Political Affairs Team member, Natalie Bookout met with Marie Yovanovitch Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine


One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Team

Jessica Baron in Downtown Los Angeles (Little Tokyo) near Senator Alex Padilla’s office (D-CA)

Julia Nunamaker completed her campaign close to Representative DeGette’s (D-CO-1)  office, around the civic center of her city, and various parks in the area

Madison Seda completed her campaign near Representative Dan Goldman’s office (D-NY-10)

Benjamin Robbins completed his campaign near Congresswoman Salazar’s (R-FL-27) office and at the Palmetto Bay village hall

David Echavarria put up posters at the capital building in Florida

Heran Henoke completed her 1-mile campaign in Silverspring, MD

Timothy Bellman completed his campaign near Representative Alex Mooney’s office (R-WV-2)

Aishat Adeyemo completed her campaign in Greenwich, London, UK

Mollie Sinclair in York, UK

Trisha Williams completed her campaign in North Baltimore, University of Maryland Law School, Loyola University Maryland, Enoch Pratt Library-Waverly and the CFG arena

PR/Marketing Team

Isra Rahman

Elaina Jin

Katie Mitchell

Ginika Uzowulu


Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Content Team 

PR/Marketing Team 


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Content Team member, Angela A. Darkwah



Political Affairs Team member, Boyana Nikolova is holding a shoe drive for her fundraising campaign

Content Team member, Isabel Burnside, will be braving the shave for her fundraising campaign!



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