Young Women Run 2018 Recap

IGNITE’s 2018 Young Women Run Conference was our mission manifested: a movement of young women ready to own their political power. Over 110 young women representing 26 states convened in Washington D.C. to hear from Congresswomen and receive rigorous training from campaign experts. At the close of the second day, attendees declared their ambition to run for office and walked away ready to take their next steps towards elected office.

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Marielle Franco: A tribute to a warrior

Marielle was an extraordinary woman who defied odds. Being both black and woman and queer under a repressive and racist regime in Brazil, she stood for human rights, police accountability and reproductive justice. Her voice was powerful and critical in the face of feudalism, a failing economic system in Brazil and an eruption of poverty driven violence created by corporations such as FIFA.

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July 2018 News from IGNITE

In this issue:

  • A note from Anne Moses, Founder & President
  • Farewell, Margo!
  • Find a #VoteTwice event near you
  • IGNITE's Candidate of the Month: Jocelyn Yow
  • IGNITE in the News
  • Courage to Run 5k
  • IGNITE's Online Shop is OPEN!
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Alumni News: July 2018

It's Leanne and Cecilia here - your IGNITE Alumni Ambassadors! We're feeling pumped after an incredible week at #YoungWomenRun in Washington, D.C. where we got to meet other alumni from across the country. We brunched, met with Congresswomen and got trained to run for office - check out the photo album here.

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June 2018 News from IGNITE

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“Descended into Madness”: Our Mass Incarceration System and How Young People are Going to Fix It

This op-ed piece was first published by the ACLU of Washington as part of their 2018 Youth Essay Contest. The author, IGNITE participant Gracie Anderson, was one of the 2018 winners and gave us permission to republish it here. 

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Political parity in 2018: Have we set ourselves up for disappointment?

It’s only been 18 months since the historic 2016 election yet the seismic cultural and political changes around women’s issues have never been bigger and frankly more surprising: two historic women’s marches; young women leading national activism against gun violence; #MeToo and the toppling of an ever-growing cast of prominent men across myriad industries and sectors. And my personal favorite: more women running for office than ever before. At IGNITE we are thrilled about this wave of female candidates, but I’m worried that the narrative about women and political power in 2018 may set us up for some serious disappointment if we don’t win big at the federal level.

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Ask me anything: IGNITE Fellowship 411

Are you a politically ambitious young woman who is ready to deepen your expertise, expand your networks and activate other young women to step into leadership? If so, the IGNITE fellowship is for you! Our 2017-2018 fellows answer your questions about the fellowship program in this "Ask me anything" article. 

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Alumni News: May 2018

I'm super energized by this political moment, and I hope you are too! That's why this summer I'm channeling my energy into making sure our voices are heard.

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April 2018 News from IGNITE

A note from IGNITE's Founder & President:

If I were 18, I’d be ten times more enraged by “politics as usual” than I already am. Our elected officials are failing future generations through inaction.

Enough is enough. At IGNITE we have long known investing in young women is essential. We must harness their activism and empower them to run.

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