State of the Union July 2023

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in June: 18
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2023: 210
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2023: 405

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in June: 10,769
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2023: 31,034
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2023: 115,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 96%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member, Isabel Mishara and Amy Pettigrew, Senior Program Manager, met with Aneeb Sheikh, Representative Pressley’s [MA-7] Legislative Assistant

PR/Marketing Team member, Jonathan (JJ) Smith and Kim Thelwell, VP, met with Senator Marshall’s staff [R-KS]


Updates from DC

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

      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Political Team: Josh Ludy
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):  
        • Political Affairs Team: Sophia Modell, Geeta Karlcut. Aprile Kim, Axel D’Amelio, Anna Murray
        • Content Team: Lily Cooper
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Kelsey Welch
      • Article of the Month:

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

Meeting Up

Kim Thelwell, VP hosted a meet and greet with volunteers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania in Edison, NJ! Kim looks forward to meeting more volunteers in person in the coming months!


Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Geeta Karlcut in Santa Clara, CA

Political Affairs Team member, Lina Oliveira Ulrich conducting her one mile campaign in the UK

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Brandy Bowen undertook the mile campaign around Representative Crockett’s office [D-TX-30]

Political Affairs Team member, Josh Ludy in Ann Arbor, Michigan


Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Regional Director


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

HR Team member, Patience Mabuda-Moyo

HR Team member, Diana Jimenez

PR/Marketing Team member, Alex Perez

Content Team member, Aysu Usubova


Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Luciana Cardenas is having a raffle for her fundraiser

Content Team member, Sheherazade Al Shahry sold clothing online


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Political Affairs Team member, Riley Stevenson

Political Affairs Team member, Yashwin Sajja

Political Affairs Team member, Emile Vallejo

Political Affairs Team member, Natalie Flinn