The 2020 elections are a little over one year away and one organization, in particular, is making it their mission to get as many women as possible out to the polls. Supermajority, a consortium geared toward driving change around the issues that matter to women, and its educational research arm, the Supermajority Education Fund, are kicking off a cross-country bus tour to “engage, train and mobilize millions of women” ahead of November 2020.
According to a press release, the initiative will kick off in Atlanta, Georgia, with Stacey Abrams on Sunday, September 15. The tour will then touch down in 13 other states and the District of Columbia throughout the course of two and a half weeks. Joining them during their stops are everyday women as well as presidential candidates. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Southbend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg were among those included in the release.
Those who are unable to attend in person can join online to interact with the candidates and let their voices be heard. The organization says they are focused on growing women’s power and influence as well as “building on the unprecedented momentum that shaped the electoral participation in 2018.”
A 2019 Pew Research Poll found that while both men and women had improved attendance during the country’s 2018 midterm elections, women voted at higher rates than men. This has been the case for two decades.
“Women, and specifically women of color, are holding up more than half the sky and yet we still don’t have the political power we deserve,” Alicia Garza, co-founder of Supermajority and principal of Black Futures Lab said in a statement. “That’s why we’re getting activated — women are adding oxygen to a movement that is spreading like wildfire across the country. This bus tour will support that movement by training, motivating and helping women realize and actualize their power. Our launch of the Majority Rules will help all of us take action so we can live, work and rise together.”
The Supermajority Education Fund will also use the bus tour to roll out the Majority Rules — a guide that offers a “vision for how women can live, work and rise together,” according to the release.
For the full list of cities where the Supermajority bus tour will be stopping, visit the Supermajority website.