In this issue:
- A note from Anne
- Voting in a Pandemic
- Help us recruit the next cadre of IGNITE Fellows
- IGNITE Online
- Support IGNITE
I saw how challenging it was for our IGNITE Wisconsin Fellow, Sydney Lee, to cast her primary ballot.
2020 could be the most chaotic voting environment we’ve experienced as a nation. I feel a personal responsibility to address these barriers to voting head-on so that Gen Z women, the fastest-growing portion of the electorate, get to polls this year.
The good news: IGNITE knows how to do this. IGNITE women vote at 90% - more than two times the rate of their peers. They register people to vote at three times the rate of their peers.
That’s why IGNITE and our 200+ college chapters are launching a national #IGNITEtheVote campaign to educate and mobilize college-aged voters across America.
Join me on April 28th at 9:30 PT/12:30 ET to talk more about Gen Z voting trends and learn about our efforts to demystify voting. Register here. And feel free to send me questions you may have in advance.
Help us recruit the next cadre of IGNITE Fellows
We’re preparing to go back to in-person programs next year or sustain our work virtually. Either way, we need to recruit and hire our next cadre of IGNITE Fellows, politically ambitious university women who organize thousands more young women in their communities. Do you know a politically ambitious college student? Please nominate them for the program. Learn more about the fellowship here.
As schools and colleges closed IGNITE adapted quickly to move our training online. Our young women are so grateful that we’ve been able to keep giving them the tools, skills, and networks to stay educated and politically mobilized. This last month we’ve hosted high profile speakers like Stacey Abrams and Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz. We’ve also partnered with When We All Vote to host a #CouchParty with Michelle Obama. If you didn’t get a chance to join us for these conversations, you can catch up by visiting our YouTube channel.
Visit our training corner to see what we have coming down the pike, including a movie screening and conversation spotlighting the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, a week-long virtual Boss Ladies Series to train the next generation of campaign leaders, and a financial management webinar hosted by our partner JP Morgan Chase Women on the Move.
Now more than ever, we feel a responsibility to our ever-growing community of IGNITE young women who are eager for training and networks. Help us mobilize these young women to flex their political power. Please consider renewing your support today.