State of the Union June 2024

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in May: 37
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2024: 203
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2024: 390

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in May: 3,617
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2024: 19,206
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2024: 84,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 91%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Senior Program Manager, Amy Jenkins and Nishka Gouri met with Hannah Umansky Castro from Representative Norton’s office (D-DC-1)

Senior Program Manager Amy Jenkins and Cara Wong, Political Affairs Team member, met with Aneeb Sheikh, Representative Pressley’s (D-MA-07) Legislative Assistant.

Kim Thelwell, VP, Policy & Communications and Content Team member Jacob Barker,  met with Representative Randy Feenstra’s office (R-IA-4)

Political Affairs Team member Hayden Wilkinson in the UK, met with Prospective Political Candidate Hanif Khan in support of ODA, in the run-up to the UK general elections.


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

UK Team member Lucrezia Gentili, Phoebe Wirick, Fiona Specker and Lara Crease, represented The Borgen Project at the RESULTS UK summer gathering on June 9th

Political Affairs Team member, Savannah Kapcoe gave her first class presentation

Political Affairs Team member Sara Nasrallah hosted a tabling event on her university’s campus

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

PR/Marketing Team

Delara Baria in Nottingham, UK

Diya Shah in Stanmore, UK

Rimsha Sawant in Blackburn, UK

Azza Hani Md Alexirwan in Oxford, UK. Azza works for Holland & Barrett and gained permission to write @BORGENPROJECT.ORG on some of the paper bags.

Political Affairs Team

Mariam Asratashvili in Glasgow, UK

David Zhu in San Jose, CA

Maria Rosaria Bitti in Glasgow, UK

Adam Ribbans in Bedfordshire, UK

Political Affairs Team member, Shovon Banik completed his one-mile campaign in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada


Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Content Team 


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials


PR/Marketing Team member, Danielle Hutchinson

PR/Marketing Team member, Ege Ulusoy

Regional Director Felipe Mancera

Content Team member, Emily Weir

PR/Marketing Team member, Alicia Ng



Political Affairs Team member, MillaMay Garrow in the UK is having a charity gig as part of her fundraiser. If you are in the area, please support MillaMay!

Political Affairs Team member, Sara Nasrallah held a bake sale at her university




PR/Marketing Team member, Isabelle Hickman is completing her 10 x 10 challenge (running 10km for 10 consecutive days) to showcase how some women and girls around the world walk between 6 to 10 kms every day to access clean water. Amazing job Isabelle.

The Borgen Project is now on TikTok! Give us a follow @theborgenproject.

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PR/Marketing Team

Ruby Cheng

Isabelle Hickman

Hailey Alt

Political Affairs Team

Keaton Walding

Gulce Yegen

Elt Bashar

Fiona Specker