State of the Union January 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in December: 20
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 327
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in December: 3,635
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 166,120
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Vice President Kim Thelwell met with Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN-09) to discuss COVID-19 vaccine equity as well as the Girls LEAD Act and Keeping Girls in School Act. Rep. Hollingsworth reiterated his support for the Global Fund and women’s rights.

Updates from DC

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

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Political Team: Elizabeth Pasqual
        • Content Team: Aimee Eicher
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Jacinda Pinnock and Kasey Fountain

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

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez

HR Team member, Bianca Reyes

HR Team member, Sarah McCormack

Political Affairs Team member, Lucy McKay

HR Team member, Charles Bowlby

Political Affairs Team member, Ryan Weston

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco undertook her 1-mile campaign in El Salvador

Political Affairs Team member Kasey Fountain’s hamster, Mr Beans wishes all at The Borgen Project a Happy Holidays

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Griselda Pachuca-Garcia

Regional Director, Megan Marie Owens

Regional Director, Brett Fawer



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Regional Director, Caroline Radocaj

Political Affairs Team member, Jackson Lydon, implements his mile marketing campaign