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Supermajority Announces Amanda Brown Lierman as New Executive Director
Brown Lierman will assume the position as current Executive Director Cecile Richards moves to role as co-founder and board member
New York City – Supermajority announced today that effective January 1, 2021, the organization’s current managing director of politics and organizing Amanda Brown Lierman will replace Cecile Richards as executive director. Richards is stepping down, moving into the role of Supermajority co-founder and board member.
“Two years ago, my co-founders and I came together to meet the growing demand of women wanting to become organizers and activists. We were committed to bringing women together across age, race and background, giving them the information and training to take action in their communities. That’s exactly what we did with Supermajority,” Executive Director and Co-Founder Cecile Richards said. “And as we transition into the next phase of the work, I can think of no one better than Amanda Brown Lierman to lead Supermajority and to ensure the work and the fight continues.”
Brown Lierman led many of Supermajority successes this year, as it stood up and ran a national woman-to-woman voter engagement program, reaching over 4.16 million young women and women of color in key battleground states. She started with Supermajority before it launched in April 2019, as its managing director of politics and organizing, building the team from the ground up.
Brown Lierman is nationally known for her political and organizing prowess as well as her leadership of progressive efforts. Before joining Supermajority, she served as the Democratic National Committee’s Political and Organizing Director during the 2018 midterm election cycle. Prior to that, she was the campaign director for For Our Future Action Fund and For Our Future, focused on progressive issues and winning elections. She also served as executive director of the National Women’s Business Council and national political director for Rock the Vote.
“When women come together, we are unstoppable and there’s no better example than that of our Supermajority co-founders who not only had the vision, but the joy and the grit to start this amazing organization,” Supermajority Incoming Executive Director Amanda Brown Lierman said. “I am especially thankful to our fearless leader, Cecile, who I not only look up to as a champion for women, but also as a mentor and friend. As we write the next chapter of the Supermajority story, our commitment to realizing a world where women are truly equal is unwavering. I believe deeply in the collective power of women, and in our ability to come together, across race, age, and background, to organize for lasting, progressive change. I am excited and ready to go.”
“Under Cecile’s leadership Supermajority has grown from an idea, to a true force in the movement for gender equity – it has been truly incredible to watch,” Supermajority Co-Founder Ai-jen Poo said. “As Supermajority continues to evolve, Amanda is the perfect person to lead the next phase of growth. She is a brilliant organizer, with the vision and experience to ensure the organization can win real change and flourish in the process.”
“It’s been such an honor to watch Cecile at work — an organizer at heart and in her spirit, she is such a force to be reckoned with! Few people get to work alongside their organizing heroes — we have had the opportunity to work with one another and for that I am truly grateful, and look forward to serving in a co-founder role together as we move forward,” Supermajority Co-Founder Alicia Garza said. “If there’s anyone that can take this organization to the next level and the next phase of its growth — it’s Amanda. A calm, focused and steady leader, Amanda is absolutely the right leader for this organization at this very moment. We’re so lucky to have her at the helm, and I know her vision, impact and leadership will be appreciated by many.”
Brown Lierman got her start in politics with the 2008 Obama campaign and worked in the Obama Administration in the first and second term. She has a wealth of experience — forging innovative partnerships, executing grassroots campaigns, advising key influencers, and growing and building brands. With Brown Lierman assuming this new leadership role at Supermajority, the organization is poised to continue its work in empowering women and elevating the critical issues they face, bringing to bear her executive branch experience as the Biden Administration takes office in 2021.
Supermajority is a women’s equality organization made up of women of all backgrounds, races, and ages who are coming together to build a voting bloc committed to creating a future where we are all truly equal. Supermajority is dedicated to building women’s collective political power by providing the information, training, and resources needed to take meaningful action at the local, state, and national levels.