How to be an advocate during COVID-19

Being an advocate is important now more than ever. But how do you become, or remain, an advocate during the time of COVID-19? With a lot of crucial events moving online, more and more advocacy-related efforts are going digital to follow suit.

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Zoom Backgrounds for Women in Politics

Working from home is new for many of us. If you're like me, I'm getting a bit bored with my typical office background - conference call after conference call of staring at the same thing. I've rounded up a few "work environments" for the IGNITE community that will spice up those endless hours online. 

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Fellow Spotlight: Alicia Smith

With a passion for helping people tap into their hidden power, IGNITE Fellow Alicia Smith wants everyone to know that their civic engagement is crucial to the success of their community. Alicia came across IGNITE when she attended the annual Young Women Run New York conference last year. Upon hearing the call to action, she participated in a College Council hosted by the NY Fellow at the time, and was inspired to become a Fellow herself. With a bachelor’s degree in social work, Alicia wasn’t sure if the Fellowship was for her. She quickly discovered the Fellowship is for anyone who is passionate about creating change.

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Champion for Women's Rights: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dedicated her public life to serving South Floridians and standing up for justice, equality, and opportunity wherever and whenever it is threatened. First sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, the Congresswoman has also demonstrated her ability to pass meaningful legislation in a bipartisan fashion. 

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Why you REALLY need to take the Census

Every 10 years, people from across the country knock on the doors of millions of residents as part of the U.S. Census. While this aspect of the census may look different in the current climate, the Census remains one of the most important forms of civic engagement and it has a greater impact on you than you might have previously thought. 

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10 tips for working remotely from our remote team

If you’re one of the many people who have just made the switch to working from home, you’re probably still adjusting to your new, unique work situation. Check out these tips from our very own IGNITE experts. We’re a national team that’s been working remotely together for years and have some tips to make working from home work for you.

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Call to action: Be a Virtual Advocate!

We can and will continue to uplift and empower women and girls through policies that advance gender equity, even in this constantly changing world.

It's time to join IGNITE as we take our legislative advocacy online!

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Fellow Spotlight: Mary Black

“If you want to grow with others who support your personal and professional growth, and be part of an organization that’s changing the face of democracy, apply to be an IGNITE Fellow. Whether you want to be an environmentalist, or an activist, or an event planner, IGNITE will empower you to pursue these interests. IGNITE is right for so many different types of young women.” - Mary Black, IGNITE Fellow, North Carolina

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Press Release: Gen Z Women, Anticipated to Flex Political Muscle in 2020 Election, Will Shift Our Politics Leftward

San Francisco (CA) -- Research released by IGNITE, a national nonprofit that promotes political and civic engagement among Gen Z and Millennial women, reveals that the political views of Gen Z shows a vast gender divide that will have significant implications for the 2020 election. The research shows that for the first time in American history, women of the Gen Z generation will surpass their male peers in terms of political engagement. Given their left-leaning tendencies and share of the voting block, Gen Z women will likely not just impact the 2020 election results, but are poised to shape the future direction of American politics in a progressive direction.

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Young Women Run Texas: Women & the Republican Party

Nationally there are dramatically fewer Republican women in Congress. But in Texas, there are more Republican women running for office than ever before.

At Young Women Run Texas on Saturday, February 22, 2020, hear from a panel of candidates and politicians as to why we need women on both sides of the aisle and what we can do to make that happen at the local, state and federal level.

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