State of the Union October 2022

Political Updates

Lobbying and Advocacy Efforts

  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in September: 43
  • Total # of Lobbying Meetings in 2022: 411
  • Lobbying Meetings Goal for 2022: 300

Advocacy Emails

  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in September: 4,770
  • Total # of Advocacy Emails in 2022: 68,160
  • Advocacy Emails Goal for 2022: 200,000
  • % of Congress Emailed Year to Date: 98%

Congressional Office Meetings and Bird Dogging

Anastasia Argat, PA team member, and Amy Pettigrew met with Betsy Dudley, the National Security Advisor for Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA-10)

Kim Thelwell and Advocate Lindsey Arrasmith, met with Connnor Stubbs from Representative Adam Smith’s office (Honorary Board Member) (D-WA)

PA team member, Alessia Mazuelos meeting with MP Neil Coyle of Bermondsey and Old Southwark, UK

Chelsea Komeyan, Political Affairs Team member, and Amy Pettigrew met with Peter Engel, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Tina Smith (D-MN)

Nonprofit Leadership Team members, Avery Evans and Brendan Fung, and Amy Pettigrew, met with Betsy Dudley, National Security Advisor from Representative DeGette’s office (D-CO-1)

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

Information Events

HR team member, Patricia Andrea Flores, from the Philippines, presented to a class of indigenous children and teachers about The Borgen Project, including its mission and vision. She encouraged them to get involved because they can too. The title of her presentation was: “You can be a Borgen Hero”

HR Team member, Yatika Dhingra, presented to The Edinburgh Rotary Club, UK

One-Mile Campaigns & Mobilizing

HR Team member Patricia Andrea Flores

HR Team member, Blandiana Damoc, completed her 1 mile campaign in Hammersmith and Fulham, UK

Political Affairs Team member, Xavier Wisniewski completed the one mile campaign at Santa Monica College

Political Affairs Team member, Jasmine Weathers

Political Affairs Team member, Daniel Leite and his canine friend, Vera, spreading the word in Devon, UK

Political Affairs Team member, Omkar Kate






Letters to the Editor

Political Team

Nonprofit Leadership Team

Content Team 

HR Team 

PR/Marketing Team 


Outreach & Mobilizing Materials

Content Team member Evan Da Costa Marques

Regional Director, Sreyas Yennampelli

PR/Marketing Team member, FNU Khushboo

Advocate Lindsey Arrasmith




In August, former HR Team member, Affiz DinGabisi created this personalized one-of-a-kind jacket for his fundraiser, which raised a total of $1,046-57, in support of the MINDS Act. Affiz wrote the names of people who donated on the inside of the jacket and donated the jacket to The Borgen Project HQ. DIMM stands for Dancing in a Mental Maze.

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Amrit Bhangu, has teamed up with their employer, Jersey Mike’s for their fundraiser


@chopchoplilonion♬ It’s Corn – Tariq & The Gregory Brothers & Recess Therapy

Nonprofit Leadership Team member, Avery Evans

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

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


Political Affairs Team member, Haya Chaudhri in the UK, created this great video about the ODA and why it’s important to reach out to Members of Parliament

HR Team member Patricia Andrea Flores spreading the word in the Philippines

Another great video from HR Team member Patricia Andrea Flores

Political Affairs Team member, Austin Martinez created this great video for his leader, Representative Escobar (D-TX-16)

PR/Marketing Team member, FNU Khushboo

PR/Marketing Team member Ayda Hailu