What is Supermajority?
Supermajority is a new effort to build women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community who will lead the fight for gender equity.
Supermajority—which is being founded by a team of women who have been organizing for decades—will be a home for women’s activism. We’re building this community for the long term. But in our first 18 months, we will educate, train, and mobilize 2 million women, who will then help activate millions more women in their community to make sure women’s voices are heard and a women’s equity agenda is represented in the policy debates, legislative fights, and at the ballot box in 2020 and beyond.
Why did you start this organization?
Women have long been treated like a special interest group, rather than the 51 percent majority of this country. That’s about to change. Women are building power by coming together and creating something bigger than the sum of our parts. As organizers working to build constituencies of women across multiple issues, from economic justice and domestic workers’ rights to reproductive health, we realized the opportunity to work across race, age, sexual orientation, faith, income, and geography to aggregate women’s power, build engagement to demand equity, and solve the problems that women face. We were tired of those issues being sidelined as “women’s issues” and decided that if we connected women to each other and to the resources that allow them to be the most effective advocates they can be, we could change the direction of this country.
What does the name mean?
Supermajority is rooted in the belief that when we bring women together in solidarity to organize for our shared values we become a powerful force. Women are 51 percent of the population, and we are the majority of grassroots volunteers, donors and voters. By coming together across race, age, sexual orientation, faith, income, and geography to organize women and aggregate their power to demand equity and solve problems that women face—unequal pay, staggering child care costs, maternal mortality, no family leave, and a government that doesn’t look like us or act for us—we will create a supermajority.
How can I become a member?
Do I have to pay dues to be a Supermajority member?
No—there are no required dues to be a member.
What are the benefits of membership?
Because of our legal structure, we can talk to our members about politics and electoral topics we wouldn’t otherwise be easily able to share. So when you sign up to be a member, we will share things like electoral scorecards and political analysis from our co-founders.
As a Supermajority member, you’ll also have access to things like:
- A member orientation call and speakers series to hear from experts working across multiple issues that impact gender equity.
- A community of women across the country
- Members-only communications and tools
- Invitations to member-only events to discuss our values with candidates
Can I still affiliate with other women’s organizations if I join Supermajority?
Of course! We will be partnering with many of the organizations that are doing incredible work on behalf of issues that impact gender equity. The exciting thing that we’re seeing in this moment is that women want to do more, not less, so we hope by bringing partners in, we can expose members to even more ways they can get involved. The single most asked question by women today is—what can I do? Supermajority is about filling that demand and making a home for all women’s activism across issues.
Can men or other people who don’t identify as women join?
Yes! Anyone who shares our values is welcome here.
I want to volunteer—where do I start?
Fantastic! We’re just getting started, but you can let us know you’re interested by signing up here. Our organizing team will be in touch with information about upcoming opportunities when our formal volunteer program launches this summer.
Can I donate to Supermajority by mail?
Yes—and thank you for investing in women! To donate by mail, download this form and mail it with your check to:
P.O. Box 1014
New York, NY 10272
Will you be endorsing candidates?
Supermajority is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, and Supermajority Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We will not be endorsing candidates. We will, however, provide our members with guidance around where candidates stand on issues we all care about. In partnership with our members, we’ve developed the Majority Rules, a gender equity agenda that we will hold candidates accountable to and mobilizing women to fight for the power and representation that we deserve.
Will you be helping women run for office?
No. While electing more women is a critical component of building women’s power, there are already a number of great organizations that exist to recruit and support women candidates.