RBG: Igniting a new generation of leaders

Every generation has a moment they'll remember in crystal clear detail. For boomers, it was the assignation of JFK. Most millennials can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing on 9/11. For Gen Z, especially young women, it could likely be the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Live Her Legacy: The Notorious R.B.G.

IGNITE the Vote Ambassador Emily Grimmius reflects on the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This reflection was first published on Emily's website.

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Everything You Need to Know About the First Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is just one week away. While early voting has already begun in some states, many Americans won’t vote until closer to Election Day, leaving the debates open to be informative, and in some cases, a deciding factor for undecided voters. Before we get into the importance of watching debates this season, here’s a quick look at the details

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What is Early Voting? FAQs on Casting Your Ballot Before Election Day

All your pressing questions about early voting answered here. 

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What is Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month was first recognized in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. Now Hispanic Heritage Month, the celebration lasts from September 15th to October 15th. The start date marks the celebration of independence for multiple Latin American countries. Continue reading to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month. 

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Good Reads for Girls Ready to Lead

We've rounded up a selection of books for girls to ignite their leadership ambitions and introduce them to civic engagement, government, activism, and more. 

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Black Live Matter

It pains us to write yet another response to another act of violence against our Black community.

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How to Stay Politically Engaged: Back to School Edition

Going back to school is always stressful, especially with all the issues gaining traction this year. But no need to feel alone this upcoming year. If you have an interest you’re passionate about, why not express it? Find folks with common (and uncommon) interests to build a community! 

Discussing your political or civic interest in issues can be enlightening to your peers, and those conversations can bring up topics you hadn’t even considered. No one expects you to be a world-class debater (though it’s definitely exciting if you are), but having open discussions is an essential way to learn more about your interests. This semester, take on these tips to become politically engaged on campus, even if it’s a remote campus. 

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FAQ: High school students ask about voting

Why does voting feel so complicated for new, first time-voters? For one, each state runs its elections, and each has a unique process. Two, the media is continually throwing out headlines that confuse us - vote by mail is safe, vote by mail has security risks. And three, processes are always changing! How do we cut through the noise to get accurate info on voting? IGNITE asked high school students what they wanted to know about registering to vote and voting for the first time. Here's what they wanted to know and some answers from experts.

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Voting Rights Act: Past, Present and Future

100 years ago, a select and elite group of women earned the right to vote. At this time not all women were able to cast a ballot. People of color, especially women of color, weren’t allowed to vote until over 40 years after the 19th Amendment was passed. And it wasn’t until the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 that underrepresented groups finally saw a path to voting safely. 

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