Colleges and Universities
- Agnes Scott College
- Clark Atlanta University
- Emory University
- Georgia State University
- Spelman College
Loren Walter is serving her second year as our Atlanta fellow. She is a senior at Agnes Scott College, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Loren joined IGNITE in 2018 as a college chapter member. She is deeply passionate about engaging young people, specifically in marginalized communities, in the civic and political process. At Agnes, Loren also serves as a Senator in the student government where she has co-founded the Civic Scotties Coalition which assists with the development of the university’s Civic Engagement Plan. Loren will run for office to further public education and voting policies. For Atlanta inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Conferences and Training
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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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