State of the Union November 2021

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in October: 32
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2021: 256
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2021: 700

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in October: 7,605
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2021: 155,458
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2021: 330,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 100%

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):  
        • HR Team: Fatou Kendrick
        • Political Affairs Team: Jacob Bourgault
        • Content Team: Makena Roberts
        • PR/Marketing Team: Harrison Paletta
        • Nonprofit Leadership Team: Adriana Calvo Salinas
      • President’s Circle Award (Mobilized 50+ people):
        • Political Team: Jacob Bourgault, Yasmin Salerno, Shane Jinadasa, Michael Trimm, Rebecca Lieber, Cheik Ouedraogo

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

Getting the Word Out


Political Affairs Team Member, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez’s phone call swarm

Regional Director, Caroline Radocaj cooked up some food and held a living room summit for her family

Political Affairs Team member, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez held a swarm


One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Regional Director, Hennessey Star put up posters around the residence halls at Santa Clara University

Political Affairs Team member, Kakudji Umba implemented her one-mile campaign in Atlanta, GA

Political Affairs Team member, Kyla Foley

Political Affairs Team member Lucy McKay implemented her one-mile campaign in Raleigh, NC

Political Affairs Team member, Shira Ben Ami implemented her one-mile campaign in Los Angeles, CA

Regional Director, Brett Fawer




Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 

Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

A fantastic branding campaign idea from Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Mary Catherine Sperrazza

Maria Benincasa, Regional Director, created this MINDS Act infographic





Political Affairs Intern, Isabela Galarza Gonzalez created and sold custom dog collars to fundraise money for the cause!

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Lisa Miller is making these gorgeous wood and stone beaded bracelets for her fundraising campaign

HR Team member, Aana Ahsan created an Instagram Story post for donating to The Borgen Project

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].


PR/Marketing Team member, Sarah Franco.

Regional Director, Caroline Radocaj calling Congress.

PR/Marketing Team member, Alessandra Di Nicola

PR/Marketing Team member, Audrey Gorman

PR/Marketing Team member, Elizabeth Bosanko

PR/Marketing Team member, Harshita Somani