January 2022 is about the hardest January-ing January I can remember. I don't know about you. Case in point. Like many Americans, I stood in line last week for 45 minutes to get a COVID test. But it was only as I stood there, frustrated, that I realized I was waiting outside the same building where I vote.
IGNITE welcomes Kaya Jones back to the team!
IGNITE welcomes Sania Shaffi to the team!
IGNITE welcomes Tanna Abraham to the team!
As a 22-year-old woman working in politics, I wish I could tell you that the capitol insurrection a year ago has made me more determined than ever to unleash my political power. But the reality is more complicated.
IGNITE welcomes Isabella Marchese to the team!
Family leave and getting more women into elected office are chicken and egg. We can't have one without the other and yet of course the people voting on these policies are majority men. It's a bipartisan issue. We won't reach gender parity in political leadership unless women win for both sides. That means we need to change the narrative. Ask yourself: What does it mean to be political and powerful? Does your definition include being a young woman? It should.
So much has happened this year that it’s hard to wrap it up in a nice bow. I stepped into the CEO role, got married, and my husband and I have been fostering two brothers. My personal life has gone through immense change, just like IGNITE. Our budget has grown by 60%, and we now have a staff of 40 full and part-time employees located across the country.
Sometimes, we all need a reminder of just how powerful we are. Check out these 22 quotes from a few of our favorite characters and celebrities to help you own 2022.
In case you missed it, school boards seem to be where we’re fighting the culture wars in America. The media suggests every board has devolved into division and acrimony. From critical race theory to masking policies and sex education, nobody can agree. That's the story you've been hearing.