Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter leaders have partnered up for a new groundbreaking “Women’s New Deal” movement just ahead of the 2020 election.
The former president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza have joined with Ai-jen Poo, director of National Domestic Workers Alliance to launch a new political action group aimed at teaching women how to get more involved with politics. The group has been dubbed “Supermajority” and the women behind it say one of the priorities of their group is to create a “women’s New Deal for gender equality.”
I’m so excited to introduce you to @supermajority → a new home for women’s activism.— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) April 29, 2019
Supermajority will be a place to stay informed, take meaningful action, and connect with other women activists—newcomers and veterans alike. Join us: https://t.co/N5YZMtJ2d4 https://t.co/tisdB7G0nn
According to BuzzFeed News, the organizers plan to teach two million women how to engage in political activism.
The group will emphasize the intersection of issues affecting different racial and socioeconomic groups in the US, Richards and Poo told BuzzFeed News Saturday. In collaboration with its separate education division, Supermajority will train women on how to participate in politics and activism in their communities, both online and on the ground.
The group’s leaders plan to travel around the country to host “listening tours” where they will meet with women about priority issues in their community.
Supermajority — run by @CecileRichards, @aliciagarza and @aijenpoo — will train & mobilize 2 million women over the next year to become organizers and political leaders in their communities. It’s going to change the world. Can’t WAIT. https://t.co/P0NqLmUib3— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) April 29, 2019
“If anything I feel like [Planned Parenthood is] really interested in how we can continue to grow this movement, and I’m really proud of the work they’re doing,” Richards said.
“Alongside the entire Planned Parenthood family, I am thrilled about the launch of Supermajority, which builds upon the work of so many powerful women leaders and women’s rights advocates across the country,” Wen also said, according to the report.
Richards said she and Poo have been planning the women’s political action group for quite some time.
“The two of us got together more than a year ago to start talking about this idea, so it’s been germinating for quite a while,” Richards told BuzzFeed News. “It just felt like there was this moment where millions more women wanted to organize than even our two organizations could keep up with.”
Poo hopes to work with the Time’s Up movement and Garza will highlight the issues important to the Black Lives Matter movement. Supermajority will also work closely with Pantsuit Nation, a Facebook group created to support Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 White House bid.
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