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Supermajority Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris On Their Historic Victory
Plan to Engage Women Launches Today in Several States Where Women are Suffering
November 6, 2020, New York, NY – Supermajority, a women’s equality organization made up of women of all backgrounds, races, and ages, issued the following statement, from co-founder Cecile Richards and Managing Director of Politics and Organizing Amanda Brown Lierman, congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their win:
“After four long years, women across the nation are elated! Women have spoken by turning out to vote in record numbers. Today, women made history with the election of Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, who will be the first woman, and first Black and South Asian person to serve as Vice President,” said Supermajority co-founder Cecile Richards.
“Women decided this election, easily making up the majority of voters. Initial exit polling indicates that 56% of women supported VP Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris, and the ticket won among women of all age groups,” said Richards. “Based on early and absentee voting data, women across all races showed up at higher rates than men: 61% of Black voters were women, 56% of Latinx voters were women, 54% of white voters were women, and 53% of Asian American voters were women. And in what is shaping up to be the highest turnout in U.S. election history, we know millions more women voted than ever before.”
“This election year has been dominated by women as activists, candidates, donors, organizers, protestors, and voters, amidst a trifecta of an unprecedented pandemic, an economic crisis, and a racial reckoning. These past few months have taken an unparalleled toll on women, particularly women of color, and yet women showed up and braved a pandemic, long lines, and other challenges to vote,” said Supermajority Managing Director of Politics and Organizing Amanda Brown Lierman. “Led by Black women and women of color, women turned out in record-breaking numbers to elect a president who will take on challenges including the COVID-19 crisis and access to healthcare, and who will ensure we can take care of the ones we love and make ends meet.”
Lierman continued, “Over the past year and a half, Supermajority built a community of over 4 million people, and with the bold, audacious goal of running the largest woman-powered get out the vote operation in history, Supermajority trained, activated, and mobilized thousands of women leaders and volunteers. In the lead up to this election, thousands of Supermajority volunteers reached out to 4.16 million young women and women of color in key battleground states with over 8.3 million letters, calls, and texts.”
“Women have turned the page on the disastrous, harmful, and racist presidency of Donald Trump, in favor of real leadership that will unite this country and build back better, but our work is far from finished. Today, the future looks brighter because of the work women have done,” said Brown Lierman. “Now, we must build on this foundation to ensure our issues are front and center in the White House.”
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.