State of the Union July 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in June: 69
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 248
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Amy Pettigrew, Abdullah Ibrahimzada, and Jennalise Olson met with Kevin Gannon, Legislative Assistant for Representative Garbarino (NY-2) about the Girls LEAD Act and the Ethiopia Stabilization, Peace, and Democracy Act.

Amy Pettigrew, Abdullah Ibrahimzada, and Ishita Mishra met with Andrew Cohen, Legislative Assistant for Representative Eshoo (CA-18) about the Girls LEAD Act and the Keeping Girls in School Act.


Updates from DC

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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


Nonprofit Leadership Team Member, Isabella Peitz and her swarm!

Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Timothy Peacock gave a virtual presentation

Political Affairs Team member, Max Jensen presented to the Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary club

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Jonathan Main mobilizing in Scotland, UK

Content Team member, Kaitlyn DeWeerd

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Daniel Currier

Political Affairs Team member, Ruth De Jesus

HR Team member, Lory Duplessis


PR/Marketing Team member, Lady Titania Io Pangilinan, in Quezon City, Philippines

Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

PR/Marketing Team 


Political Affairs Team member, Lauren Smith, held ‘Borgen Bash’ in the Twin Cities. Artists included: Sky Chime, Green, The Christian Moreno Cova Trio, and Rafe Carlson. A total of $535 was raised,!

Political Affairs Team member, Rose Weithaus made fundraising Bingo boards!

Political Affairs Team member, Joaquin Andrew Steffers is selling items on Depop for fundraising

Political Affairs Intern Emily Woodruff held a garage sale for her fundraising campaign

Political Affairs Team member, Abby Mason hosted a coin drive as part of her fundraising efforts


Political Affairs Team member, Jonathan Main made this great Terrarium for his fundraiser – more to follow!

Media Outreach

Political Affairs Team member, Brittany Sedlak

PR/Marketing Team member, Karen Kaur

PR/Marketing Team member, John Rivera

PR/Marketing Team member, Ziming Di

PR/Marketing Team member, Omosebi Toluwalase


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PR/Marketing Team Member, Xiarui Zhang

PR/Marketing Team Member, Sherry Wang

PR/Marketing Team Member, Karanjeet Kaur

Political Affairs Team member, Timothy Peacock