State of the Union May 2023

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in April: 79
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2023: 172
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2023: 405

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in April: 4,081
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2023: 15,693
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2023: 115,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 87%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

HR Team member, Rachel Cuthill meeting with MP Richard Fuller to discuss ODA. The meeting took place in North East Bedfordshire.

Meeting with Representative Scott Peter’s [D-CA-50] staff member, Sophia Garcia and Charlotte Izadi, Political Affairs Team member

Nonprofit Leadership Team member Elizabeth Popovich attended a bird-dogging/town hall event with Representative DeSaulnier [D-CA 10]

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

      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more):
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Emily Doneen
        • Political Affairs Team: Piroska Boland
        • Content Team: Junoh Seo, Christina Albrecht
      • Bird-Dog Award: 
        • Political Team: Lillian Lewis, Evan Sexton
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Luigi Berinde, Matthew Giesecke, Olivia D’Ambrosio, Leah Haney, Emily Kutler
        • PR/Marketing: Kevalyn Boettner
      • Articles of the Month: The Great Work of Medical Ambassadors International by David Keenan

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

Getting the Word Out

Political Affairs Team member, Andrew Bruno, called into C-Span


Political Affairs Team member, Jack Colbert and friends

HR Team member, Rachel Cuthill created this fun scroll poem poster for displaying around her hometown in Bedfordshire, UK,  in the hope of growing her ‘swarm’


Information Events

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team members

Sarah Challis in Tunbridge Wells, UK

Hanat Olatunde in Chelmsford, UK

Nishant Singh around Waterloo and South Bank in London

Cristiano Proietti implementing his 1-mile campaign in Italy

Yetunde Lana in New Jersey


Pramish Gurung in Kent, UK


Political Affairs Team members

Sofia Bertoli

Madison Tomaso in Jacksonville, NC

Cole Picca in Durham, NC

Nixi Hults in Saint Paul, MN



Lillian Lewis in Garner, NC

PR/Marketing Team Members

Brittany Amtman

Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Content Team 

PR/Marketing Team 


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

PR/Marketing Team member, Salma Elmanawy

Content Team member, Luciana Mena Fernandez

HR Team member, Lawurosekani Zwandor

Content Team member, Bethan Marsden

Political Affairs Team member, Leah Haney held a tabling event on her campus to get people to email their leaders

Political Affairs Team member, Nora Conaway dressed a window




Political Affairs Team member, Emily Kutler held a wine night as part of her fundraiser. “We raised $159. We did two raffles, one for a $15 gift card to a wine store and the other for a box of cocktails.”

Content Team member, Hannah Naylor

Political Affairs Team member, Emily Greeley’s Murder Mystery Fundraising



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Content Team member, Dami Kalejaiye