Guest Speakers

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Annette Addo-Yobo is a community and legislative advocate from Dallas, TX. She is a proud Cohort 4 Alumna of the Lyndon B. Johnson Women’s Campaign School and the current Miss Texas in the Miss America program.

Annette is an as aspiring state senator that supports initiatives centered on increasing female representation in politics.

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Selena Torres is an educator elected to the Nevada state Assembly in 2018.

As a high school English teacher, she is a proud product of Nevada's public education system and advocates for educational equity. As a legislator, she prioritizes issues such as reproductive rights, immigrant empowerment, and language accessibility.

Active in the Nevada Latino Legislative Caucus, she continues to champion diverse representation in the state legislature.

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Mana Shooshtari is a first-generation Iranian American activist currently working as a congressional staffer in Washington D.C.

In 2021, she was elected to Delegate to the California Democratic Party for Assembly District 13 and re-elected in 2023. She co-authored and successfully passed a resolution honoring the Woman, Life, Freedom revolution, making the California Democratic Party and the California State Legislature the first to officially recognize this historic movement statewide.

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Deja Foxx is the 24 years old founder of GenZ Girl Gang, a Graduate of Columbia University, and a Digital Creator with Ford Models. She is a thought  leader at the intersection of social justice and social media who got her start advocating for reproductive justice after experiencing homelessness in her teenage years.

Deja worked for Kamala Harris at 19 as the Influencer and Surrogate Strategist- becoming one of the youngest presidential campaign staffers in history. She is the recipient of Planned Parenthood's Catalyst of Change award, the Global Citizen Prize, and Gloria Steinem's Ms. Foundation's 'Free to Be You and Me' Woman of Vision award. She is currently living and working in her home state of Arizona where abortion is on the ballot. 

ITV Summit Speakers
Linh Nguyen has extensive political electoral experience, specializing in outreach strategies to young voters, Asian-Pacific Islanders, and communities of color, while working for a number of candidates across the country. She is currently the Executive Director of RUN AAPI, an organization rewriting the cultural and political narrative of AAPI youth and is a Senior Advisor for Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for governor.
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Are you one of the 41 million Gen Zers eligible to vote this November?

Determined to use your network, leadership, and voice to mobilize your peers to vote? Register today for the IGNITE the Vote Summit in Las Vegas, and join a national group of young changemakers empowering their communities to make their voices heard at the ballot box!

      Join us at the IGNITE the Vote Summit to…

  • Find inspiration to get politically involved
  • Build long-lasting friendships with other like-minded Gen Z leaders
  • Learn how to organize your friends and get them civically engaged
  • Create a plan to mobilize your friends and community to vote
  • Become an official ITV Ambassador!

*No-Fee Registration Deadline: August 9, 2024

Coming with a group?

Fill out the group registration form here!

About the Summit

Event Information

Date: August 14, 2024 

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM PST

Location: University of Las Vegas Nevada, Student Union- 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Meet Gen Z changemakers, elected officials, and community organizers who will be at this 1-day interactive Summit to inspire YOU and share their practical advice for honing your leadership skills. Attendees will get to participate in fun workshops around creating content for their social media, designing their individual plan of political action post-Summit, and more!

Most importantly, you’ll be joining a community of young leaders eager to unleash the tremendous power of the Gen Z electorate this fall.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IGNITE?

IGNITE is a national movement of young cis and trans women, nonbinary and gender expansive people, ready and eager to become the next generation of civic and political leaders. Since our inception in 2010, IGNITE has become the largest, most diverse political leadership organization in America mobilizing Gen Z women with sustained community-based training and support to unleash their civic and political power. We train our participants to make a long-lasting impact on their communities

Who are the IGNITE the Vote (ITV) Ambassadors?

IGNITE the Vote Ambassadors are student organizers advocating for voter knowledge, participation, and engagement from their communities during this key election year. You do not have to be a registered Ambassador to attend the Summit. Any attendees who are not Ambassadors at the time of the event have the opportunity to be trained and registered on-site. 

Learn more about the ITV Ambassadors and sign up today here.

Can I get financial assistance to attend the Summit?

We understand that travel expenses can be a barrier for many young people. IGNITE is offering financial assistance to a limited number of participants on a first come, first served basis. If this is a consideration for your attendance, you may request transportation assistance during registration. IGNITE may not be able to offer assistance to every registrants who submits a request. Please apply early so you don’t miss out on this fun learning experience!.

is the IGNITE the Vote Summit affiliated with a political party? 

As a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, IGNITE will be structuring the Summit to operate independent of party affiliation. All activities, workshops, and content will be tailored to support attendees from a nonpartisan lens at they discover the tools and skills  they need to mobilize their communities to vote.

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