Meet Amanda Conlee, IGNITE's Chief Operations Officer

Meet Amanda Conlee, IGNITE's Chief Operations Officer

IGNITE is growing! We're thrilled to introduce you to our new team member, Amanda Conlee (she/her/hers). Stepping into the role of Chief Operations Officer, Amanda brings 12 years of experience managing the internal operations, administration, and financial aspects of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. We sat down with Amanda to get to know more about what motivates her.

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We must pass the For the People Act to protect and expand voting rights.

Protect your vote, pass the For the People Act of 2021

As of late May 2021, fourteen states have enacted 22 new laws making it harder to vote. Most of the new laws make it harder to vote absentee and by mail, after a record number of Americans voted by mail in November. Overall, since the November 2020 election, the Brennan Center has identified at least 389 bills introduced in 48 states that include provisions that would restrict voting access.  We must pass the For the People Act to protect and expand voting rights.

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From aspiring Doctor to political leader: Zunera's Story

From aspiring Doctor to political leader: Zunera's Story

Zunera Ahmed was supposed to be a doctor. At least that’s what she thought when she enrolled in Brooklyn College as a pre-med student, eager to pursue a career helping others. Since age one, when her family emigrated from Pakistan, Zunera had spent her life in Brooklyn—and she knew she wanted to find a way to give back to her community.

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Setting an example for young women and girls: Jocelyn's Story

Setting an example for young women and girls: Jocelyn's Story

Jocelyn Yow was not always a political person. In fact, throughout much of her childhood in the Bay Area and Malaysia, politics didn’t interest her at all. She has a theory: as a young child, Jocelyn didn’t see women or people of color in office, so she assumed that political leadership wasn’t for people like her.

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