Keep reading for:
- News from President Anne Moses about our Fellowship
- Activate first-time voters for the November 6th election
- Welcome IGNITE’s newest team member: Jessica Edmond
- IGNITE's candidate of the month: Ericka Ledferd
- Our Alumni Ambassadors are here for you
- Join us for the Courage to Run 5k
- IGNITE in the News
- We’re hiring! Come work with us
- Support IGNITE when you shop at our online store
A note from our Founder & President
Young women are fired up to lead this country!
That’s why IGNITE has a paid fellowship that helps us bring our programs to thousands of politically ambitious college women in regions across America.
Thanks to a grant from the Erol Foundation, we are adding IGNITE Fellows in three more cities this year: Columbus, OH, Memphis, TN, and Chicago, IL. These cities join our growing list of fellowship sites: Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Denver, Fresno, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Do you know any fabulous young women (in college, graduate school, or recent grads) in these cities who are planning to run for office and want to train the next generation of college women to own their political power? If so, please have them apply here!
Anne Moses, Ph.D., Founder & President
Activate first-time voters for the November 6th election
Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic just released a troubling poll - only 28 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 responded they are "absolutely certain" they'll vote in the 2018 elections.
It’s up to YOU to prove them wrong by voting and getting your friends to the polls on November 6th. Join IGNITE, Cosmopolitan, and Rock the Vote to register tens of thousands of first time and millennial voters. Find a voter activation event near you. Don't see an event in your area? Send a note and we'll help you plan one!
Welcome IGNITE’s newest team member: Jessica Edmond
Jessica, an advocate for women's empowerment, is excited to join the IGNITE team as Operations Manager. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Jessica’s background is in development and providing strategic assistance to improve health addressing poverty. She attended Langston University where she served on the student activities board. Jessica loves to have a hand in fundraising and enjoys working as part of a team to improve her community. She has volunteered with Meals on Wheels, Alameda County Food Bank, Davis Street Family Resource Center, and many more. You can reach Jessica at email@example.com.
IGNITE's candidate of the month: Ericka Ledferd
When she’s not facilitating the IGNITE program at Royse City High School and inspiring young women to get civically engaged, Ericka Ledferd is running for County Commissioner, Precinct 4, in Rockwall, Texas.
Ericka developed an early interest in politics and interdisciplinary studies while growing up and traveling across South America. At the age of 17, Ericka immigrated to the United States from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a naturalized American citizen, she feels called upon to do her part to help build and uphold our country’s best values.
Our Alumni Ambassadors are here for you
Join the Alumni Network and accelerate your path to elected office! IGNITE’s 2018/2019 Alumni Ambassadors want to help you connect with our ever-expanding network of politically ambitious women. Leanne Bolaño of California and Cecilia Silva of Texas are just an email away: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Courage to Run 5k: September 16, 2018
Democracy is a marathon. Now, more than ever, women are lacing up and getting in the race. Join the movement of political players and civic leaders with the Courage to Run. Run with IGNITE in Washington, D.C. or plan a virtual run in your city.
IGNITE in the news
- Women in Politics with Anne Moses and IGNITE, Fox 5 D.C.
- Graduate Helps Create Nonprofit, The Mercury
- Female Solidarity and Declaring Your Ambitions at IGNITE's Young Women Run Conference 2018, College Magazine
- Fate mayor says 'no' to proclamation for immigrant heritage month, Royse City Herald Banner
We’re hiring! Come work with us
- Texas Director of Major Gifts, Texas
- High School Facilitator, San Francisco, CA
- High School Facilitator, San Lorenzo, CA
Support IGNITE when you shop at our online store
Merchandise with a message: there is political power in every young woman! We have our classic t-shirt, plus a few new colors and styles - hoodies, tanks, totes, phone cases, and more! A portion of your purchase goes to IGNITE's programs. Get your gear today!