Several influential progressive women on Monday launched a new grassroots movement aimed at building on the energy and political power of American women, who make up the majority of the U.S. population, voters, and grassroots donors—forming what the group calls a “Supermajority.”
Created by former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, and National Domestic Workers Alliance director Ai-jen Poo, the Supermajority is aimed at building on the political power women have demonstrated since President Donald Trump was elected in 2016.
“In many ways, women have been doing all this work—whether it’s running their PTA, or organizing around reproductive healthcare—but we haven’t been doing it together.” —Cecile Richards, Supermajority co-founder”In the past two years, we’ve seen what happens when women mobilize,” reads a statement on the group’s website. “Women donated $100 million more to campaigns and causes in 2018 than they did in 2016. We’ve been the majority of voters in every national election since 1964. In 2018, women helped elect a Congress with a record-breaking 127 women members.”
“Women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America,” the statement adds. “But to fundamentally transform this country, we need to work together.”
The group launched with a video featuring its slogan, taken from Richards’ speech at the Women’s March in 2017: “One of us can be dismissed. Two can be dismissed. But together, we aren’t just the majority, we are a Supermajority—and we are unstoppable.”
The Supermajority plans to gather the input of millions of women across the country in order to “create a women’s agenda that puts our issues first—from economic equity and opportunity to dignity and safety on the job to keeping families and communities safe.”
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Headed by women who have dedicated their careers to organizing around causes affecting marginalized communities, the group also plans to provide on-the-ground training to women who are new to activism and include a “Supermajority Education Fund” which will research and educate women about civic participation, visibility, and political power.
“We’ve spent the last year going around the country to all kinds of communities—urban, suburban, rural—and talking to women, listening to their stories,” Poo told CNN‘s “New Day” on Monday morning. “And it’s been so inspiring. They’re already much more engaged in unprecedented ways…and they want to do more. They don’t want to stop here, they want to do more and they want to be connected.”
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