IGNITE's Statement on the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Ruling

In response to today's Supreme Court decision curtailing Affirmative Action Sara Guillermo, Chief Executive of IGNITE, America’s largest, most diverse organization devoted to young women’s political leadership, said:

“We can’t allow family wealth, legacy, and power to remain the most decisive factors in admission to some of our most elite colleges. A vast majority of Americans disagree with today’s Supreme Court Decision, which is a blow to representative democracy. It adds more barriers for people of color to get to college and shrinks the pool to build representative and diverse leadership in America. Despite the ruling, our higher education organizations must continue to deliver on their promises for more equity and access.”


IGNITE is a national movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. As a nonpartisan 501c3, IGNITE builds political ambition in high school and college-aged young women in their own communities. IGNITE provides civic education, exposure to women in political leadership, hands-on training, career opportunities, and a peer network of women who support and nurture each other’s aspirations for civic and political leadership.

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