State of the Union November 2020

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in October: 78
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2020: 1,172
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2020: 710

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in October: 27,887
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2020: 230,231
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2020: 120,00
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

Congressional Office Meetings and Live Events

Political Affairs Team member, Molara Aroworade, met with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IA)

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hailey Foster, attended Rep Madeleine Dean’s (D-PA) Facebook live event and bird-dogged

Political Affairs Team member, Bailey Grijalva, spoke at Stratham, NH Town Hall in front of select board members




Political Affairs Team member, Caleb Kebede, bird-dogged Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)

Regional Director, Angeline Aloysius met with Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and District Director, Anthony Nguyen. Congressman Peters included the meeting in his weekly newsletter

Political Affairs Intern, Michelle Tyson, held a virtual presentation for the Citizens Assembly group


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

      • Capital Achievement Award (raised $2,000 or more):
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Adriane Phi
        • Political Affairs Team: Jamie Ziah
        • Content Team: Samantha Friborg
      • Chief Closer Award (raised $1,000 or more): 
        • HR Team: Timothy Erickon, Payton Little
        • PR/Marketing Team: Isabella Salle, Joanna Barbero, Robert Rogers, Julia McIntee
        • Political Affairs Team: Jonathan Dombro, Kayla Garcia, Rani Lauwers, Ximena Eguia,
          Sydney Schuler, Caroline Pierce, Miska Salemann, Natalie Whitmeyer
        • Content Team: Sarah Brinsley, Thomas Gill,
        • Regional Directors: Payton Little
      • Bird Dog Award:
        • Political Team: Anna Ryu, Heather Faulkner, Alexa Mellis, Ethan Walton, Jordan Larson, Layla Reynolds, Emily Knight
      • President’s Circle (50 or more people mobilized):
        • Political Team: Noah Bray, Mollie Ping, Anna Ryu, Micaela Mittleman, Bernardo Pinto, Julia Orozco, Nicolas Calcinari, Anna Marie Chiles, Gigi Manukyan, Ila Prabhuram,
          Emre Kantarci
        • Content Team: Asa Scott
      • Articles of the Month:

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

Getting the Word Out

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

PR/Marketing Team member, Nicole Iradukunda

PR/Marketing Team member, Moriah McDuffie

Political Affairs Team member, Bardia Memar

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Hannah Gilmore

Political Affairs Team member, Bernardo Pinto

Content Team member, Lizt Garcia


Content Team member, Naomi Schmeck

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Adriane Phi

PR/Marketing Team member, Brianna Alvarez

Political Affairs Team member, Madison Routledge

Political Affairs Team member, Michelle Tyson, held a tabling event on her college campus

Content Team member, Samantha Johnson

PR/Marketing Team member, Miyo Park

Political Affairs Team member, Momina Chaudhry

Content Team member, Emma Maytham

Regional Director, Rosalind Coats

Regional Director, Payton Little



Letters to the Editor

Content Team

Political Affairs Team

PR/Marketing Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Thomas Chiarello

Created by PR/Marketing Team member, Erica Loy




Created by PR Team member, Carla Quispe


PR/Marketing Team member, Gabriela Cortez, set up a station at work selling sanitizers, stickers, and hand lotion

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Amanda Goldstein hosted a pilates class for her fundraiser

PR/Marketing Team member, Alena Carr hosted a raffle for fundraising

PR/Marketing Team member, Rachel Sun, shared some of the knitting she’s done for her fundraising

HR Team member, Brooklyn Ferguson, created raffle baskets as one of her fundraising ideas

PR Team member, Madison Rosewall, made stickers for her fundraising campaign



Media Outreach


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

Have an idea for a TikTok? Please email them [email protected].


Jessica Gobble, PR/Marketing Team, pitched to @sunshinethebee (21.7k followers) who shared it on their story

Pia Rodriguez, PR/Marketing Team member, generated a post from @jfvrd (24.4k followers) on their story

Andres Rosales, PR Team member, pitched to an account 83.6K followers on Instagram and got a shoutout

Nicole Bembenek, PR/Marketing Team member, generated a post about the Girls LEAD Act today from  @fatfabfeminist (69.k followers) on Instagram







Political Affairs Team member, Sherise Tracey

Regional Director, Sujata Holman. As a cardiologist,  Dr. Holman was able to speak about The Borgen Project (starting at 30 min.) in her recent talk.