You’ve heard about women organizing after the 2016 election. Maybe you have been part of a march. Maybe you’ve seen the number of women’s names on ballots blossom. But maybe you’ve also wondered about what else you could do to make your voice heard and support other females.
Supermajority plans to train and mobilize two million women before the 2020 election.
If that’s the case, then there’s a new organization you should know about: It’s called Supermajority, and it’s led by some remarkable, progressive women who are practically superheroes in their own right: Alicia Garza, a Black Lives Matter founder; Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which works to protect and elevate domestic workers; and Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood.
Supermajority has a clear mission to propel women ahead in our country’s leadership by training and mobilizing two million women before the 2020 election. To get more specific, the group is trying to achieve what Richards has called a Women’s New Deal.
Supermajority has spelled out what it hopes to accomplish:
- An agenda that puts women and issues like child care and equal pay front and center.
- An online resource for news and how-to info.
- In-person training on how to organize and activate
- An intersectional, intergenerational movement to drive change.
Showing Women How to Mobilize
“Women want to do more than resist,” Poo commented in the New York Times. “They want to solve problems, be connected. But civic participation can be intimidating without support.” Supermajority hopes to be the path to empowerment, guiding women in how to make their viewpoints heard and how to get them addressed.To gather insights about what women of very varied backgrounds want and need most, Supermajority is kicking off a listening tour this summer. The insights gathered will be used to create an agenda to guide the group’s activity in the future. To learn more and get involved, visit www.supermajority.com.