State of the Union February 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in January: 47
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 47
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in January: 2,106
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 2,106
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 150,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date:

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

The Borgen Project’s VP, Kim Thelwell, with Griselda Pachuca-Garcia and Justyna Moskal, Nonprofit Leadership Team members, met with James Johnson, Legislative Director for Represetative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6)

The Borgen Project’s Kim Thelwell, Amy Pettigrew and Adbullah Ibrahimzada, along with Rachel Johnston, Nonprofit Leadership Team member, met with staffers from Senator Mike Lee’s office (R-UT).

Kim Thelwell and Erica Grening, Political Affairs Team Member, met with Rachel Colucci from Representative Katherine Rice’s office (NY-04) about the Keeping Girls in School Act and the Girls LEAD Act.

Kim Thelwell and Matthew Asker, Political Affairs Team Member, met with Aneeb Sheikh from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s office (MA-07) and discussed COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the Keeping Girls in School Act.


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


Political Affairs Team member, Aarya Rajesh organized a massive swarm with 24 of his cousins!

Political Affairs Team member, Jeny Khadka

Regional Director, Hennessey Star held a pizza night and swarm last week

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Murphy Boccer

Regional Director, Lucy McKay



Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Bridget Beavin’s mile campaign in downtown Bowling Green

Regional Director Shannah Sacco


Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica transformed an empty window

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Michael Rodriguez of put up flyers in shop windows to spread the word

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Selina Hanna

PR/Marketing Team member, Amaya Walker

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, Wonni Dong

PR/Marketing Team member, Victoria Cole

Another of Victoria’s creations!



Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Selina Hanna created these Instagram stories




Political Affairs Team member, Matthew Garnder collected shoes for his shoe drive to fundraise for The Borgen Project

Political Affairs Team member, Nicole Presti

Political Affairs Team member, Maxwell Asker raised money for the cause by hosting a raffle

HR Team member, Caitlin Jackson, designed and ordered business cards from VistaPrint with dog walking services for donations!






Political Affairs Team member, Monika Tomica has been making fleece tie blankets for her fundraiser. This one raised $50!



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

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PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco