IGNITE Annual Report 2017-2018 - Flipbook - Page 2
IGNITE teaches young women
how government works, why
it matters, and how to become
A note from
the President &
IGNITE is growing because
of extraordinary demand.
In our first year, we trained
50 young women. Eight
years later we trained and
mobilized 5,000 young
IGNITE trains and mobilizes
young women who represent the
diversity of the United States.
At IGNITE, we are doing everything possible to make sure young
women across this country are putting their beliefs into action
by marching, volunteering, campaigning, running for office, and
flooding the polls!
If you had asked me 20 months ago where this country was headed,
I never would have predicted what I see today.
Young women in communities across the country are mobilized
to lead. They are at the forefront of policy change, they are
championing political change, and they are going to heal our
When the news is disheartening, I make a point of dropping into an
IGNITE program or event somewhere in the country, because when
I speak with our young women, I am immediately filled with hope.
They are not angry or despairing. They are activated and ready to
change the world.
Eight years ago IGNITE started as an idea and an ideal: supporting
the next generation of women to lead was as important as
supporting female candidates today. You, our supporters, have made
that idea a reality. I hope you feel proud of what your generosity
has made possible, for young women, and for this country!
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Anne Moses, Ph.D.
IGNITE Founder & President
politics with peers,
friends or family
websites or blogs
the US government
IGNITE young women participate in our democracy at dramatically higher rates than their peers.
Now is the time for women to seize their political power!
79% of IGNITE women
protests, or rallies.
90% of eligible IGNITE women voted in 2016.
26% of Americans have
participated in a march,
protest, or rally since
46% of women age 18
to 24 years old reported
voting in 2016.
32% of IGNITE women
volunteered or interned
on a campaign or for an
93% of IGNITE women feel driven to run for office.
5% of Americans, age
18 to 29, worked or
volunteered for a political
campaign in the past year.
10% of young
women have thought
about running for
office ‘many times’.
When young women are politically engaged, they are more likely to run for office.
37% of IGNITE women ran for office
on their campus.
79% of those who ran, won.
Comparison date from: Pew Research Center, The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement, School of Public Affairs at American University, Center for American Women and Politics