State of the Union May 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in April: 23
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 141
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in April: 5,798
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 23,318
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 93%


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


Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Alexis Koerner Sabul and her swarm


Information Events

Political Affairs Team member, Elena Ajluni held two class presentations

HR Team member, Lory Duplessis, presented at a library and gave some flyers to attendees

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Charles Wiener

Mia DiPaola

Mateo Useche

Farouk Bongo

Angeles Campa

Karolina Kapron

Karolina Kapron’s Mile Marketing campaign

Haley Dupre


Amethyst Cecil (with furry friend, Ginger)

Political Team

Itzel Mialma

Shawn Edelstein in Greenbelt, Maryland

Callie Sua implemented her Mile Marketing campaign in Columbus, OH

Laine Ford

Morgan Delacruz implemented her campaign in Boston, MA

Regional Director Hugo Villanueva



Katherine Tschopp implemented her Mile campaign. She wrote ‘The Borgen Project’ on her cups while making drinks for her customers!

PR/Marketing Team

Christopher Bell in San Francisco, CA

Jack Casolani in Yaphank, NY


Kyra Schlueter in Midlothian, VA


Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team 


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Catherine Caldwell


PR/Marketing Team member, Mara Joseph

Political Affairs Team member, Miles Reaves, organized a virtual walk-a-thon and raised over $500!

Political Affairs Team member, Rania Chakaki, held a FUNDrive, collecting and reselling old clothes and household items, raising $339!


Here are some great tips from Political Affairs Team member, Hannah May, who raised $950 in her first week with The Borgen Project.

I have been involved in fundraising for many years due to partaking in many extra curricular activities and playing collegiate golf. In college, we would host a week of giving fundraisers where the different athletic teams would compete to raise the most money for your team. Due to being exposed to different methods of fundraising for many years, I have picked up a few tricks.
Primarily, I have kept a list of donors who have supported my endeavors throughout my entire academia and professional development. These individuals are always the first to hear about the new projects and developments I am working on. Secondly, I am very straightforward with my approach. I provide all needed information on the project, ask if they are willing to donate and leave it open for further discussion (mobilizing while fundraising).
Lastly, I am constantly brainstorming new ideas and methods for fundraising. It involves calling lots of businesses to see if they would like to partner and or seeing how I can create a free event that would yield substantial donations. While most ideas or methods are obtainable, it helps highlight then possible options.


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