ReflectUS Aims to Accelerate Representation for Women in Elected Office

While a record number of women will serve in the next Congress, achieving representation for women in elected office nationwide will take 100 years or more at the current pace. To accelerate progress, ReflectUS, a national, nonpartisan coalition of leading women’s organizations, is launching a campaign to target resources, data and best practices in specific counties where women are severely underrepresented.

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Celebrating the Campaigns of IGNITE Women

This election season, many IGNITE women ran for office in their communities. The campaigned tirelessly knocking on doors, registering voters and mobilizing a base of supporters (many of whom had never been involved in an election). We congratulate these women for well-run campaigns and thank them for paving the way for even more young women to declare their political ambition. 

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On the frontlines of the 2018 Midterm Election: Young women getting women elected

You’ve seen the headlines over the last year - women have woken up, spoken-up stepped up, and declared it’s their turn to lead.

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Mobilizing young people to get out the vote

“I vote because as long as we live in a country where there are people who do not have the freedom to exercise their right to vote because of ID laws or residency standards or any number of barriers that making voting challenging, then it is absolutely incumbent upon those who can, to vote.” - Maddie Zimmerman, IGNITE’s Madison Fellow

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Representation Beyond the 2018 Midterm Election

The 2018 midterms will be remembered as the year women nationwide stepped up and collectively said: “it’s our turn to lead.” But even if it goes down as another 'Year of the Woman' (the first in 26 years!) the work won’t be done. IGNITE won't be satisfied until we achieve true gender parity and representation in elected office. And that’s a long game we’re prepared for.

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IGNITE takes on Denver with GALS

With the goal of igniting more political ambition into the young girls of Colorado, IGNITE teamed up with the Girls Athletic Leadership School to host the Young Women’s Political Leadership Conference (YWPLC)  in the heart of Denver.

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September News 2018

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August News from IGNITE

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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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