February 23 2021
Team Incite

Celebrate Black Excellence

February 23 2021
Team Incite

February 23, 2021
Dear readers,

In honor of Black History Month, we’re continuing to highlight Black founders and leaders.

At Incite, diversity, equity, inclusion and justice is a key pillar of why we invest the way that we do – in people who are often overlooked, but who deserve a spot at the table. We believe companies, organizations and movements offer a far deeper and richer perspective when they reflect the diversity in which they exist. 

May Black History Month continue beyond February. We’re looking forward to lifting up Black voices, supporting Black founders and celebrating Black excellence all year round.

Incite Politics

‘We all know somebody’: Rep. Lauren Underwood on the fight to stop pregnancy-related deaths

Members of Congress on Monday introduced an updated Momnibus Act, taking aim at the nation’s epidemic of pregnancy-related deaths, a crisis that disproportionately affects Black people, and tackles the relationship between pregnancy and COVID-19.

The updated Momnibus Act, which includes 12 separate bills, would take aim at those gaps, which experts worry have only been amplified because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

We’re so thrilled to see the 19th interviewing Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14), the champion for the Momnibus Act. Read her powerful interview HERE.

Incite Start-up

Zero Grocery Celebrates Black History Month

The birth of Julia Collins’s son inspired her to launch her climate-friendly cracker company Moonshot Snacks, which puts its environmental practices first. Along with creating tasty snacks, Julia is also bridging the gap between ethical farming practices and sustainable eating while also making them accessible to marginalized communities.

Twenty five to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from our food systems. There's a huge opportunity to reimagine our food system so that it ceases to become a contributor to climate change,” Collins said. “There's a huge opportunity for us to eat the change that we want to see…” KEEP READING.

Incite Politics
Stacey Abrams Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Stacey Abrams is a key reason why Georgia flipped blue. 

We first met Stacey Abrams six years ago and supported her campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives. Since then, Stacey has battled misinformation, voter suppression, bias and countless attacks against her identity. She rose through it all. We were so proud to support her work at Fair Fight and to join forces with her to get Reverend Raphael Warnock elected to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. 

And now, we are celebrating Stacey Abrams’ nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to promote nonviolent change via the ballot box.

Thank you, Stacey. You more than deserve this recognition.

Incite Start-up

Zero Grocery In Vogue

Founder of Zero Grocery, Zuleyka Strasner, is dynamite – and this feature in Vogue magazine is just the beginning. 

Zero Grocery was started when founder Zuleyka Strasner studied American supply-chains—how food was transported, how it was produced. And then she got an idea: What happens if we try to create a less wasteful food system.

Enter Zero Grocery. Founded by Strasner in 2018, it’s America’s first plastic-free online grocery—and aims to make it easier for everyone to live a sustainable life. It has all the staples a regular store would have (eggs, milk, dairy, they’re all there) and then some: think artisanal bottled coffees, vegan cookie dough, organic baby food, and gourmet cheeses from local farms, just to name a few...KEEP READING.

Los Angeles friends, Zero Grocery is now available to you!

Incite Non-Profit

Center for Tech and Civic Life to Host Online Series on Election Technology

Tiana Epps-Johns started the Center for Tech and Civic Life to connect Americans with the information they need to become and remain civically engaged, and ensure that our elections are more professional, inclusive, and secure.

CTCL is a team of civic technologists, trainers, researchers, election administration and data experts working to foster a more informed and engaged democracy, and helping to modernize U.S. elections.

Today, CTCL is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that partners with everyone — from rural election offices to the largest tech companies in the world.

Check out CTCL’s resources and consider supporting their work! 

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