Georgia public schools in low-income areas will receive $1.25 million to address period poverty! The tampon tax adds to inequity and makes menstrual products that much more inaccessible to many. IGNITE and our young women have been tirelessly advocating for elected leaders across the country to address this inequity.
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.
Anyone who menstruates knows the panic that comes with being unprepared. But, for many students in America, lack of access to menstrual products and an inability to afford them comes with even worse consequences.
“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.”
Joining a public board or commission can be the first step in running for office and it’s easier than you may think. For this month’s Q&A, IGNITE paired up two young women who have held/currently hold positions.
If getting involved in politics through campaign work is your goal, this is the guide for you!
IGNITE is growing! We're thrilled to introduce you to our new team member, Jacelyn Matthews (she/her). Stepping into the role of Northeast Program Director, she brings over ten years of experience working in program development, mental health, and social services. We sat down with Jacelyn to get to know more about what motivates her.
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.