Colleges and Universities
- Agnes Scott College
- Clark Atlanta University
- Emory University
- Georgia State University
- Spelman College
Loren Walter serves as our Atlanta Fellow. Loren is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Political Science at Agnes Scott College. She first became involved with IGNITE as a member of the Agnes Scott college chapter in the spring of 2018. Due to increased engagement with the chapter, Loren was appointed Event Coordinator in the fall of 2019. In that same semester, she was appointed to Vice-President and only months later appointed as President in Spring of 2019. A few of Loren’s proudest moments within the chapter include registering voters, arranging transportation for students to and from voting polls, and organizing a midterm election watch party. Her campus and community involvement also include working as an Agnes Scott Spanish tutor and as a legal assistant at Sharifi Immigration Law, as well as volunteering for the Stacey Abrams for Governor Campaign. Loren is an aspiring attorney and plans to reform public education by one day running for a position on the Board of Education in her hometown of Chicago. For Atlanta related inquiries, please contact Loren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conferences and Training
For the current list of conferences and training, visit our Event Calendar.
HB 8: To create an exemption from state sales and use tax for certain menstrual products
Bill Summary: 46% of women had to choose between buying food or period products. One in four women struggles to afford period products due to the high cost and taxes. Thirty-three states currently tax period products, calling them "non-essential" or "luxury" items. Menstrual health products are not tax-exempt in Georgia even though they are deemed medical necessities by the Federal Drug Administration. HB8 recognizes that essential feminine hygiene products for women need to be made more affordable and accessible.
HB 5: To prohibit an employer from relying upon salary history information when making certain decisions about an applicant during the hiring process
Bill Summary: No employer shall rely on the salary history of an applicant in determining the wages, benefits, or other compensation for such an applicant during the initial hiring process, including the negotiation of an employment contract. This bill will help narrow the gender wage gap. Gender discrimination can be perpetuated if a woman is paid less than a man doing the same job and a new employer bases her pay on her prior salary.
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