IGNITE is an organization that encourages young women to advocate for issues they care about, connect with peers, and channel efforts into impactful actions. This includes supporting our community members in finding ways they can take action in light of the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.
"We are pleased to see today’s Supreme Court overruling the efforts of lower courts to restrict the mailing of abortion pills. A ban would have disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities, gender expansive people, and other marginalized groups. While this ruling is a relief to many, it is by no means the end of the long-running struggle to restore abortion access in America. Gen Z voters will continue to show up at the polls in a decisive way as judges seek to regulate their bodies through the courts. Abortion access remains a top issue for Gen Z women-identifying voters. In Kansas, in Wisconsin, in Chicago, and across the country—time and again, it has catalyzed Gen Z to mobilize. A majority strongly believe they have the right to make decisions about their health and their bodies, and they believe deeply in reproductive justice. IGNITE will continue to advocate for policies that support reproductive justice in America."
A woman born in 1998, I’m on the cusp of Gen Z, and many of us don’t see ourselves as political in the traditional sense. That said, we know injustice when we see it, and we’re more ready than any generation before to speak out about it. When we see issues affecting our communities, we step up and get involved. That’s why more than 100 of young women are heading to Sacramento today for an advocacy day.
(Sacramento, CA, April 4—For Immediate Release)—More than 100 Gen Z women will advocate with California’s legislators today as part of their effort to change society’s idea of what political leadership looks like in America.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law on March 28, during the same week as International Transgender Day of Visibility. This bill, officially titled the "Parental Rights in Education" bill, "prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels.” Though this bill was passed in Florida, it’s part of a slew of anti-LGBTQ+ bills that were introduced over the past year in states like Alaska, Arizona, Tennessee and more.
Did you hear the news? Rihanna is pregnant! The news broke the internet earlier this week, accompanied by some iconic photos. We’re beyond excited that the singer/actress/businesswoman is expecting her first child. But what if RiRi wasn’t RiRi? What if she wasn’t a billionaire? What if she didn’t have the resources, networks and access she has?
You have the power to make a difference in your community. While it doesn’t always seem that way, your voice really does count. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to discover how you can turn up the volume to make sure that your voice is heard.
Native American Heritage month (NAHM) has come a long way from its standing roots in 1986 when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30 as the official “American Indian Week.” In this article, we will note several ways to celebrate and commemorate Native American Heritage month virtually and physically.
No matter your age, you can make a difference in your community! It starts with using your voice and owning your power. Keep reading to learn how to get involved in your local government even if you’re still in high school.
This press release was circulated by the office of Assemblymember Christina Garcia in celebration of the passage of AB 367, which IGNITE women have spent much of 2021 championing.