State of the Union November 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in October: 39
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 450
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in October: 3,627
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 71,787
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 99%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Political Affairs Team member Alex Contreras and Amy Pettigrew, Senior Program Manager, met with Ben Castagnetti, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Cantwell [D-WA]

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

Outstanding Team Member: HR Team member, Patricia Andrea Flores has gone far above the requirements of the internship program. Based in the Philippines, Patricia completed her program in 6 weeks and managed to:

  • Raise $500 amount of donations and counting
  • Write a book inspired by The Borgen Project, with dedications and mentions of the organization, with hundreds of copies distributed nationwide in the Philippines
  • Flipped her apartment as The Borgen House and was able to immerse in the humility of being a homeless person
  • Exposed to hundreds of universities and improved her professional affiliation and communication in recruitment and hiring
  • She was recognized as “The Outstanding Student Leader of the Philippines 2022” from the entire country which also became her platform for sharing The Borgen Project in different national NGOs, prominent leaders in the academe, and her blogs with about 100,000+ audience reach.

Discussion with Rotaract international youth in Sta. Cruz Laguna

Outstanding Student Leader of the Philippines

Meeting with Lawyer of Congressman Odie Tarriela, we discussed the poverty rates in our province. Patricia presented them our international project and she even lauded our initiative saying “Thank you, The Borgen Project, for being the Insivible hand of the government in fighting global poverty”.

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

Getting the Word Out


HR Team member, Nathan Victor


One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

Political Affairs Team members:

Melissa Mercedes

Zachary Rousseau

Austin Martinez

Aadith Kannan

Letters to the Editor

Political Affairs Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Content Team member, Ava Ronning


Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Sankhepo Ndhlovu, baked these yummy muffins for her fundraiser


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

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Global Poverty Fast Facts

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Avery Evans

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Sofia Andreocci

Political Affairs Team member, Ho Ting Hung