In this issue:
- A note from Anne Moses, Founder & President
- Farewell, Margo!
- Find a #VoteTwice event near you
- IGNITE's Candidate of the Month: Jocelyn Yow
- IGNITE in the News
- Courage to Run 5k
- IGNITE's Online Shop is OPEN!
I’m still riding high on the energy of Young Women Run 2018.
IGNITE’s annual national conference was our mission manifested: a movement of young women ready to own their political power. When I asked “who is going to run for office?” every single hand in the room shot up.
Over 110 young women from 26 states convened in Washington D.C. to receive training on fundraising, voter contact, on-air media skills, and more. They got to hear from multiple Congresswomen and prominent national activists around gun violence, immigration and other pressing national issues. It made me feel hopeful at a moment when I’m down in the dumps when it comes to the current political environment. Young women are going to save our nation, and I hope IGNITE can play some part in making that happen.
“I will be the first female Asian American governor of Kansas because I feel the fierce urgency of now to create a government for the people that is represented by all people.” - Mai Mizuno, Manhattan, Kansas
The majority of young women in attendance made it to Young Women Run on scholarship support thanks to our generous donors.
I hope to see you at one of our conferences this coming year. Stay tuned for 2018/2019 dates and new cities!
Our Texas State Director, Dr. Margo McClinton Stoglin, recently moved on from IGNITE. During Margo's three-year tenure, IGNITE programming has expanded dramatically and we’ve training thousands of young women at more than 45 schools and colleges across Texas, mobilizing these young women to vote, run for office on their campuses and communities, and become civically engaged. We are grateful for Margo's leadership and wish her much success in her next journey!
Margo conveys her deepest gratitude to all the people she has met while at IGNITE. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-918-8233. If you have any immediate questions about IGNITE programming in Texas, please contact Lizzie Robbins, IGNITE Texas Program Manager, email@example.com, or by phone at 703-615-8063. For other inquiries please contact Anne Moses, IGNITE President, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-730-4582.
Find a #VoteTwice Event Near You
There has never been a more important time to flex your power at the polls. Join IGNITE, Cosmopolitan, and Rock the Vote to register tens of thousands of first time and millennial voters. Here are a few events you can join us at:
- July 14 - Seattle Dragon Fest (Seattle, WA)
- July 21 - Pearl Street Arts Fest (Boulder, CO)
- July 21 - CivicFest 2018 (Washington, D.C.)
- July 28 - Atlanta Ice Cream Festival (Atlanta, GA)
- July 29 - California Avenue Farmers Market (Palo Alto, CA)
- August 5 - Melrose Trading Post (Los Angeles, CA)
- September 15 - Dallas Pride 2018 (Dallas, TX)
Don't see an event in your area? Send a note and we'll help you plan one!
IGNITE's Candidate of the Month: Jocelyn Yow
Alumni Jocelyn Yow is running for city council in her hometown of Eastvale, California to advocate for her city and provide the tools to create a strong, family-oriented community. Growing up in a working-class immigrant family, her parents instilled in her the importance of community service. Jocelyn previously served as an immigration specialist for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and a district representative for the California State Senate upon graduating from the University of California, Berkeley.
IGNITE in the News
- Fate mayor says 'no' to proclamation for immigrant heritage month, Royse City Herald Banner
- Chelsea Handler warms up to activism and owns her privilege, San Francisco Chronicle
- Miss America is getting rid of the swimsuit competition. It's a start, Vox
Courage to Run 5k: September 16, 2018
Democracy is a marathon. Now, more than ever, women are lacing up and getting in the race. Join the building movement of political players and civic leaders with the Courage to Run.
IGNITE's online store is OPEN
IGNITE political power in every young woman! Support IGNITE and buy your friends and loved ones merchandise with a message. We have our classic t-shirt plus a few new colors and styles - hoodies, tanks, totes, phone cases and more! A portion of your purchase goes to IGNITE's programs. Get your gear today!
Make a gift today to support the 10,000 young women we will train this next academic year!