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.
Not ready to run for office yet? We understand, it’s a big commitment. There are many other things you can do that can help you on your political journey! Keep reading to learn how you can get involved in the political and civic space without running for office.
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The world of politics is vast and the career paths are diverse. Whether you’re just now starting out on your political journey or you want to explore a new path, keep reading to learn how you can narrow down your choices and match your interests to your political path. After all, you don’t have to be an elected official to step into the political realm and make significant changes for others.
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.
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If you are in need of immediate support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
National Suicide Prevention Week takes place during the 2nd week of September, and includes World Suicide Prevention Day, which is on September 10th every year. Throughout National Suicide Prevention Week, people share resources, information and stories to increase awareness about suicide prevention and the warning signs.
Voter registration is yet another barrier voters face when trying to get to the polls. It can be very confusing, especially for particular populations, including youth. For example, registering as a college student going to school in a different state can be a challenging process, and one that many students do not know how to do, or even have the time for.
After the response to George Floyd’s murder, and the murders of many Black Americans by police/state violence over these past several years, the question of, “Where do we go from here?” still lingers. Activists as well as angered and grieving communities continue to wonder, "What does justice look like now? And can it ever be achieved?". While these questions prove to be some of the most challenging for our country to reckon with, The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is one answer to these questions in the form of legislation.
Did you hear? It’s officially #ElectedGirlSummer! Keep reading to learn how you can make the most of your summer by staying civically and politically engaged.
Fair redistricting is pivotal to a fair democracy.
Members of Congress and state legislators are elected by voters who are grouped into districts, but populations change. Some districts grow in population, others don’t. To account for the change in residents and demographic shifts, every ten years, district lines are redrawn in a process called “redistricting” following the completion of the United States Census.