National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.
Big news for the East Coast! IGNITE is excited to share that Yasmeen Metellus is returning to IGNITE's fellowship for a second year. From Miami to the big apple, Yasmeen will be serving as the New York City Fellow. Unlike most returning fellows who serve in the same city in year two, she is switching it up. IGNITE caught up with Yasmeen to talk about leadership, political power, and the year ahead.
IGNITE is thrilled to welcome Carolyn Kedslie back to serve as the North Texas Fellow for a second year. We caught up with Carolyn to talk about what she's looking forward to in the coming year and how she'll exercise her political power to empower other young women.
Today we are chatting with one of IGNITE's new Fellows, Agatha Pinheiro. Agatha will serve as the Detroit Fellow this coming year. We sat down to talk about civic engagement, working on campaigns, and what it means to be the Detroit IGNITE Fellow.
You've identified your perfect mentor (Still looking? Read this). Now it's time to dig deeper and make sure this prospective mentor is as good for you in person as they are on paper.
If you're a young professional in the government sector or someone hoping for a future in elected office, having a mentor can be a game-changer. Working with a mentor provides many benefits, like advice, access to new networks, and someone to encourage you and foster your ambition. Here's a road map to help you find a mentor whose experience and skills will help you reach your goals.
With your help, we can pass a bold plan to improve access to menstrual products nationwide. All it takes is five minutes of your time to send an email or call your legislators. It's time to advocate for the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021.
“IGNITE gives me the skills and confidence to walk into a room and stand firm in my convictions.”
“Why not me? Why not now? I bring a young and unique perspective and have lived through the experiences of the students in my district. I'm capable, ready, and willing to serve my community. It’s personal and it’s urgent."
“As Fellow, I had this whole community of civically-engaged people I could rely on and all these resources I could use. I lead for my little sister. As the generation after me, it’s on me to set her and all young girls up for success.”