State of the Union January 2023

In 2022, thanks to your support we helped to pass two bills — the Global Malnutrition Prevention & Treatment Act and the Global Food Security Act! We are excited to hit the ground running this year and look forward to sharing more updates in the coming weeks! 


Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in December: 14
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 497
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in December: 1,933
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 76,555
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed 2022: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Kim Thelwell and Political Affairs Team member, Eric Kersten met with a staffer from Senator Lee’s office [R-UT]

Kim Thelwell and Isaish Pielak met with a staffer from Senator Grassley’s office [R-IA]

Amy Pettigrew and our team members met with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) Legislative Aide, Ben Lebowitz

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

Content Team member, Aanchal Mishra’s Living Room Summit: It was a snack munching themed cozy winter party. They danced and munched on delicious Indian snacks and coffee. Aanchal also told them about their internship with TBP and the work TBP does. They all spoke about global issues and how people often avoid considering them.

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member, Ariel Bradford completing her 1 mile campaign in Spokane, WA

HR Team member, Maria Pirvulescu completing her 1 mile campaign in Coventry, UK.

Political AffairsTeam member Afzal Ahmed completed his 1 mile campaign near his MP’s (Neil Coyles, Independant Bermondsey and Old Southwark) office

HR Team member, Malaycia Sanders

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

HR Team 


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Political Affairs Team member, Alexandra Moran

Political Affairs Team member, Kerri ONeill

Political Affairs Team member, Sharan Guria