Op-ed: If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”

These are the words of a man that fought, bled and organized tirelessly for marginalized groups to have the right to vote. We know and recognize this man, hero, and freedom fighter as John Lewis. He left behind a blueprint for us all to follow to continue the work of all things voting rights. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is a way to continue that work.

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Op-ed: To police black hair is to police black existence

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A timeline of America’s First Lady: Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden is the First Lady of the United States. Dr. Biden, a community college educator, is the first First Lady to have a paying job during her time in office. 

Here is a timeline of highlights of Dr. Biden’s life: 

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5 ways to be politically engaged as a college student

It’s that time of the year again—back to school season. Whether you’ve started your new semester already or are starting soon, you might be searching for new ways to be engaged outside of the “virtual” classroom, both politically and civically. Here are five ways to be politically involved during college, even if your semester is virtual. 

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Advocating for the CROWN Act in Ohio

While this year IGNITE will nationally advocate for the CROWN act to pass Congress, Ohio is so excited to work on passing this piece of legislation at the state level.

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Meet the women nominated to Biden’s Cabinet

As Inauguration Day is just a day away, President Joe Biden has nominated all the members to his Cabinet. A record number of female members will hold positions in the Cabinet based on the nominations so far. President Biden has nominated a diverse White House team, reflecting one of the cornerstones of the American foundation—diversity and inclusion. Biden has announced five female nominees in his Cabinet and multiple female members in other cabinet-level positions, which sum up to be the highest number of female nominees in the president’s Cabinet historically.  

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The ABCs of Executive Office

As President-Elect Biden nominates people to numerous positions, you might be wondering what those positions even mean. With Inauguration Day fast approaching, you’ll probably be hearing more about Press Secretaries and Senior Advisors. Keep reading to learn more about what these White House positions and offices are responsible for. 

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A Call for Tampon Education: Support Georgia HB 54

As the 2021- 2022 Georgia legislative session begins, there still lacks a comprehensive reproductive education within our state’s public school system. Local advocates and state lawmakers such as Representative Debra Bazemore are prioritizing young menstruators’ health by calling for tampon education.

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The Black organizers who mobilized a record number of Georgia voters

Everyone’s attention has been on Georgia this past week as people awaited the results of the Senate runoff elections. During the 2020 election, Georgia became a key battleground state, with Gen Z voters and Black voters turning out to vote in record numbers. However, the record voter turnout during both the general election and special election wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the joint efforts of grassroots organizers, fundraisers and activists who reached out to hundreds of thousands of voters through phone banking, text banking, and canvassing amidst the global pandemic. 

From helping new voters who just turned 18 after the 2020 general election to register to encouraging voters to vote as early as possible, the following Black organizers played a remarkable role in helping to increase voter turnout in the state of Georgia:

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Local Politics 101: The Role of a Governor

Politics starts at the local level. In this series on our blog, we’re taking an in-depth look at local elected offices. As much as our lives are influenced by the legislators in Washington, our lives are significantly impacted by local elected officials, such as governors. Learn more about what a governor is, what a governor does, and how you can become one.

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