State of the Union February 2021

Political Updates


Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in January: 9
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 9
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in January: 18,753
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 18,753
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 99%


Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Regional Director, Kevin Grasell, bird-dogged Rep. Garamendi (CA-3) during a virtual town hall


Regional Director, Venus Wang presented to the Model UN Club


PR/Marketing Team member, Andrea Martinez, presented to her city council

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexandria Lee, hosted a living room summit


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

      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • PR/Marketing Team: Bridget Caffrey
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • HR Team: Natalie Greetham
        • Political Affairs Team: Acadia Johansongordet, Maia Kiniyalocts
        • Content Team: Zachary Kunze, Jackson Thennis, Margot Seidel
        • PR/Marketing Team: Pilar Willis, Andrea Martinez
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Sophie Swezey, Megan Korsak
      • Capital Achievement Award: 
        • Political Affairs Team: Hana Zalvan
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Affairs Team: Arya Anand
      • President’s Circle:
        • HR Team: Cara Krupnikoff-Salkin
        • Political Affairs Team: Maggie Miller, Maia Kiniyalocts, Natalie DiLeo, Olivia Johnson, Shaina Isaacsen, Swathi Jacob
      • Articles of the Month: Addressing Time Poverty Around the World by Camryn Anthony and Preserving Papua New Guinea’s 850 Languages by Noah Sheidlower

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

Getting the Word Out

Informational Events

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Regional Director, Hieran Andeberhan

Content Team member, Samantha Rodriguez-Silva

HR Team member, Nancy Mponda

Political Affairs Team member, Grace Harlan

Regional Director, Venus Wang

Political Affairs Team member, Michelle Tyson

Political Affairs Team member, Maryam Khan

HR Team member, Alondra De Loa

PR/Marketing Team member, Amanda Hollowell

PR/Marketing Team member, Erin Byrne

PR/Marketing Team member, Haven Rector

HR Team member, Madeline Timerman

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Leanedra Goodwin

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hailey Mooney

Political Affairs Team member, Kirandeep Pahl

PR/Marketing Team member, Juliet Amin

PR/Marketing Team member, Thomas Chiarello

HR Team member, Andrea Thomas





Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

HR Team

PR/Marketing Team

Content Team


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Zahrah Surratt

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Kandie Hansen

Political Affairs Team member, Sreyas Yennampelli

Political Affairs Team member, Sreyas Yennampelli

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Janxim Galdamez


Political Affairs Team member, Madison Prue, edited essays for fundraising

HR Team member, Salonee Shatagar, hosted a Panera Bread Fundraising Night

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Bailey Johnson, selling face masks for her fundraising campaign




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.


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

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


Social Media Outreach

PR/Marketing Team member Wanting Su, got a story reposted by @atribeofwomen (184k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Erica Loy, got a story reposted by @Zenerations (63.8k followers) on Instagram

PR/Marketing Team member, Erin Byrne, got a story reposted by @politicalteaandme (12.5k followers) on Instagram





Political Affairs Team member, Maia Kiniyalocts, received a response on Twitter from the band Mt. Joy