Election 2020: How to Engage Your Friends in the Final Weeks

Engagement is Power

Did you know that 1 in 10 eligible voters for this upcoming election will be between the ages of 18 and 23? That’s a really big voting bloc with some serious potential to bring about meaningful change. And this is why getting your peeps to vote is so critical.

With the election right around the bend, now’s the time to whip your friends into action.

But this begs the question: How do you get your peers involved, especially when life’s a bit chaotic and everyone’s pulled in a million different directions? No sweat! Check out these pointers.

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Demystifying Voter Fraud

You’ve seen the headlines. Voter fraud is “everywhere”. President Trump and members across the government have continuously made claims of voter fraud, planting fear and doubt about the integrity of the US election process. Yet rest assured, a quick look at the facts makes it clear that fraud is not only extremely rare, “but does not happen on a scale even close to necessary to “rig” an election”. 

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Highlighting IGNITE Alumni: Hispanic Heritage Month

IGNITE alumni across the nation have been putting in the work to represent their communities. These women are often the first women in the position, and their work can inspire the trajectory for so many young women to get involved with politics. Especially for BIPOC, it’s important to have people of all backgrounds represented in places of power and leadership. For Hispanic Heritage Month, IGNITE is highlighting alumni who are using their political power to pave the way for the next generation of leaders. 

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Zoom backgrounds to remind your friends to vote

You're passionate about voting. Usually this time of year you are canvassing, knocking on doors, or hosting voter registration events. This year, you're in Zoom calls for HOURS. Make good use of that time by reminding your classmates or colleagues to #IGNITEtheVote. 

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RBG: Igniting a new generation of leaders

Every generation has a moment they'll remember in crystal clear detail. For boomers, it was the assassination 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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