State of the Union June 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in May: 42
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 143
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in May: 12,696
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 82,114
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair, bird-dogged Representative Jayapal (D-WA)

Sreyas Yennampelli, Regional Director, bird-dogged Senator Markey (D-MA) and Representative Moulton (D-MA)

Paulina Jachimski, Political Affairs Team member, bird dogs Representative Craig (D-MN)


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


Advocate, Sam Lourie, organized a calling swarm

Advocate, Eden Tefera, organized a virtual swarm

Political Affairs Team members, Amanda Morello, hosted a neighborhood swarm for the Girls LEAD Act

Political Affairs Team member, Zoe Christidis, hosted a swarm with her friends

Political Affairs Team member, Richard Wynne hosted a swarm with his family

Political Affairs Team member, Owen McManus hosted a virtual swarm



Kieran Graulich, Regional Director, shared information about The Borgen Project on a joint call with other nonprofits  The ClearPath Foundation, Unified Black Caucus (UBC) and reBronx.


Information Events

Regional Director, Lejla Dervisevic, presented to a political science class

Regional Director, Alexa Blake Sinclair, presented to a rotary club


Political Affairs Team member, Amanda Morello, presented to Royal Oak Model United Nations


One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team member, Lilly Simmons

Political Affairs Team member, Zoe Patrick

PR/Marketing Team member, Whitney Symens

Political Affairs Team member, Christy Rahal

Political Affairs Team member, Emily Menshew

Political Affairs Team member, Gianna Barcia

Political Affairs Team member, Jesus Gonzalez

Political Affairs Team member, Lizette Torres

Political Affairs Team member, Audrey Kummer

Regional Director, Samantha Johnson

Political Affairs Team member, Chelsea Tholen

PR/Marketing Team member, Riley Ross


4 photos of Emily Menshew, Political Affairs Team member’s second 1 mile campaign


Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

 Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

  • Jordon Barney in VC Star
  • Miya Blythe

Regional Director


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Emily Then

Julian Bryant, Regional Director, pitched to an influencer


HR Team member, Nelia Blackman, created a Borgen Project awareness comic strip



HR team member, Tori Slider, sold hand-made soaps for Mother’s Day

PR/Marketing Team member, Mey Olesya Tarim, organized an online chess tournament in Istanbul as a part of her fundraiser

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexandra Salamone, created an Instagram Bingo chart for her fundraising campaign

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Henry Wu, hosted a benefit concert to raise money for his fundraising campaign

Political Affairs Team member, Alyssa Alvarez, held a basketball tournament to fundraise

Political Affairs Team member, Maleah Meinhold, decorated the back of a car with information on how to donate as part of her fundraising campaign





Genovi Jones, PR/Marketing Team member set up this Etsy store as a part of her fundraiser

Media Outreach



Dairou Wang PR/Marketing Team member



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Making Poverty a Focus of U.S. Policy with Clint Borgen arranged by PR/Marketing Team member, Andrea Martinez

Social Media Outreach

Regional Director, Javid Javadikhomami, had an Instagram story reposted by @UCDavisASA

Regional Director, Kyrie Woodard, had her story reposted by @historicallywomens.c0m (11.1k followers) on Instagram


PR/Marketing Team member, Riley Rosi, had a media mention on Twitter


Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Morgan Nuss, reached out to Girls Education International organization in support of the Girls Lead Act and her infographic was shared on their Facebook page



“Borgen Project Exit Interview” by PR/Marketing Team member, Colby Mathe