State of the Union July 2018

Political Updates


Lobbying Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in June:  79
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2018:  452 – We are already 80% to our goal this year!
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2018:  560

Advocacy Emails

  • Number of Advocacy Emails in June: 11,610 – A new record! The highest number of emails sent in one month.
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2018:  100,000
  • % of Congress Emailed in June: 94%

Congressional Office Meetings

PR/Marketing Team member Ani Gevorkian with Hiep Nguyen, Human Rights & Immigration Coordinator for Rep. Ro Khanna (D – CA 17th).

Political Affairs Team member Arthur Buchanan with Mallory Tyee, Outreach Director for Senator Tim Kaine (D – VA).

Political Affairs Team member Tom Crawford attended a town hall meeting and met with Nermina Mujkanovic, Congressional Aide to Rep. Diana DeGette (D – CO – 1st).

Warren’s Address

Here’s the latest from Warren about the goings-on in D.C.

Content Team Updates

Here are the Top 10 Articles for June on BORGEN Magazine.



HR Team Updates

There was a 110% increase in applicants – First Quarter 2017 vs. First Quarter 2018. Only 7% of applicants for internships are selected to join The Borgen Project. The outstanding recruitment effort allows the movement to grow while bringing on diverse individuals who possess a wide range of skills and talents – all of whom are passionate and committed to helping those less fortunate on a global scale.


Professional Development Help

We are pleased to offer professional development help to our interns. To find out more go to:



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

      • Chief Closer Award:  Abigail Dunn, Content Team (July); Jared Williard, Political Affairs Team (July); Nathan Ghelli, Political Affairs Team (July); Sabrina Angel, Political Affairs Team; Sadie Amonino, Political Affairs Team; Samantha Lane Stroud, PR/Marketing Team; Tucker Pettigrew, Political Affairs Team; and Zhiyuan Zhang, PR/Marketing Team.
      • President’s Circle:  Lauren McNamara, Political Affairs Team (July) and Tucker Pettigrew, Political Affairs Team (July).
      • Public Outreach Award:  Isabelle Kiehl, PR/Marketing Team (July); Lauren McNamara, Political Affairs Team (July); Peyton Miller, PR/Marketing Team (July); and Taylor Beightol, PR/Marketing Team (July).

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


Getting the Word Out


Letters to the Editor


Outreach Materials

Team members have been very busy creating outreach materials to mobilize and raise awareness about global poverty issues.


Political Affairs Team member Britney Andrews with her outreach poster and booklet at ComFest.



Infograph designed by PR/Marketing Team member Hannah Myers.


Meme created by PR/Marketing Team member Lenna Iskenderian.



PR/Marketing Team member Ruchira Ravirala composed this poem for a Reddit post.



Infograph designed by PR/Marketing Team member Robert Schacht.



Infograph designed by PR/Marketing Team member Tyler Greene.

PR/Marketing Team member Juliana Mangano designed this Gas Rewards Card for her friends to encourage them to call and email Congress.

And fellow PR/Marketing Team member Taylor Beightol created these Instagram stories.

Mobilizing Others to Contact Congress

Here are photos from PR/Marketing Team member Peyton Miller’s information session and of her One-Mile Campaign chalk art.

PR/Marketing Team member Angela Tate used chalk art and fliers in her One-Mile Campaign.

[hr_invisible] Political Affairs Team member Caroline Hickey organized a dinner party swarm where they contacted Congress about the REACH Act.



Political Affairs Team member Sabrina Angel held a 1920’s themed Murder Mystery Party Fundraiser and raised over $200.


PR/Marketing Team member Ruchira Ravirala designed beautifully intricate mehendi applications for her friends in exchange for donations.


And PR/Marketing Team member Theresa Marino created this piece for her grandfather in exchange for his donation. Theresa’s grandfather asked her to create a piece that connects their family since they are located between two different states.



Check out this animated video created by PR/Marketing Team member Anna Zagorski about the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education Act.