One Step Closer | July 2019 news from IGNITE

A letter from Anne

Three days, seven Congresswomen, and 150 young women from 29 states: that was our experience at Young Women Run, where it became abundantly clear that the United States is one step closer to a future where young women will lead our country. Conference attendees left hopeful, inspired, and energized to run for office.

"Our shared resilience and lived experiences are what makes this country so promising. Even though we are gravely polarized in our politics today, I met so many women who gave me hope that it will get better."

- Marissa Valtierra, Dallas, TX

"I am inspired by the women who are breaking down barriers and opening paths for young women to represent the United States. We are capable of greatness and cannot let anyone tell us otherwise. It is time we let our voices be heard!"

- Carol Alvarez, San Diego, CA

After three rigorous days of training in campaign fieldwork, digital communications, legislative advocacy, fundraising, and learning from seven dynamic congresswomen, these politically ambitious young women are ready to run.

Thank you for making conferences like Young Women Run possible. In the 2019/2020 program year, we're thrilled to host 10 conferences across the country! Stay tuned for locations and dates so you can join us.


Anne Moses, Founder & President, IGNITE

View the Young Women Run photo album.

Watch Young Women Run Speakers & Panels

IGNITE streamed Young Women Run keynotes and sessions on Facebook live. Watch and hear from six congresswomen and two powerful panels of young women:

IGNITE Candidate of the Month: Kacie Weicherding

Running for office is patriotic, so that's why alumna Kacie Weicherding announced her campaign for Illinois State Representative, 108th District, on the 4th of July. She is running to represent the working families of her district to amplify everyone's voice in the political process. 

"IGNITE gave me the courage I needed to run for office. The support I am receiving from my IGNITE sisters leaves me speechless. Since I announced, IGNITE women - from across the country - have reached out to help my campaign. I am proud to be part of a community where women truly love and uplift each other."  

July 14th is the final deadline to apply to IGNITE’s Fellows Program

Get your applications in ASAP! The 2019/2020 IGNITE Fellowship Program is still accepting applications for these cities:

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

Are you ready to deepen your expertise, expand your networks, and activate other young women to step into leadership? If so, then the IGNITE fellowship is for you! Join a sisterhood of powerful, ambitious young women making waves in their communities. Apply by July 14, 2019 for these new locations.

New IGNITE shirts in our online store

Send a statement next time you get dressed. Are you feeling pretty [&] powerful? Or, are you ready to tell the world you are fierce, female, and running for office? 

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