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ICYMI: Supermajority Hosts Michigan Women’s History Month Event with Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, More
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ICYMI: Supermajority Hosts Michigan Women’s History Month Event with Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, More

Supermajority marks end of Women’s History Month with Detroit event


DETROIT, MI – Supermajority marked the end of Women’s History Month today by bringing together powerful Michigan leaders to speak about the change women voters—including those that Supermajority helped mobilize—have created in the state. The event, which was attended by more than 150 people, was followed by a day of action, where attendees knocked doors to connect with other women who share Supermajority’s values.

Speakers included:

  • Attorney General Dana Nessel 
  • Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
  • State Senator Stephanie Chang
  • Councilman Coleman Alexander Young II, Detroit City Council
  • Jara Butler, Chief Impact Officer of Supermajority 

Attendees included:

  • Commissioner Monique Baker McCormick, Wayne County
  • Representative Brenda Carter, Michigan House of Representatives
  • Trustee Latonya Gater, Dearborn Heights #7 School Board
  • Mayor Valerie Kindle, Harper Woods
  • Representative Sharon MacDonell, Michigan House of Representatives
  • Representative Carrie Rheingans, Michigan House of Representatives
  • Representative Helena Scott, Michigan House of Representatives
  • Councilwoman Mary Waters, City of Detroit
  • Representative Karen Whitsett, Michigan House of Representatives

Find headshots and bios for speakers here.

Find photos and videos from the event here. Content will continue to be added to the folder once it becomes available.

Notable quotes from the event include:

  • “Right now, our values are being pressure tested. Iron sharpens iron. We have to get into the fire and not be burned. When we are pressure tested, nobody shows up harder—nobody becomes a diamond—like women do. Come November, it’s going to be a new day,” said Jara Butler, Supermajority’s chief impact officer.
  • “Everything that I’ve gained is because of women and the supermajority. You are our base, you are our lodestar, you are our glue, you are everything we are and everything we hope to be. All those out there who are overworked, underpaid, and underappreciated, you are the reason—you gathered together and voted. You are the difference,” said Councilman Coleman Alexander Young II of the Detroit City Council.
  • “I know that women are powerful, women are passionate, we’ve got some women who are pissed off, and women get things done. You all remember that in 2022, women and girls were marching and rallying. Women were also voting. Together we passed the reproductive freedom for all ballot initiative,” said Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang.
  • “We will not be intimidated. We will not be threatened. We will not cower in fear. We will not back down. We will continue to fight for what is right,” said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
  • “I’ll tell you one thing I’ve learned in the last decade: Never underestimate the women of Michigan. As women, we’re used to people trying to tell us who we are and what we’re capable of. But nothing can stand in our way when we define who we are,” said Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.


Supermajority is a women’s equality organization made up of women of all backgrounds, races, and ages who are coming together to create a future where we are truly equal. Supermajority is connecting women with each other and building on our collective power by providing the information, training, and resources to take action in our neighborhoods, our workplaces, and in the voting booth.

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