“You don’t need to be a policy expert to know exactly what is right, to know that equality is not negotiable and to be clear about what matters most,” said Poo, as she introduced the group’s agenda.
The 19-stop bus tour will feature stops with several Democratic White House hopefuls, including U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren; former Housing Secretary Julian Castro; and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana.
Richards said Supermajority plans to be a lasting force in U.S. politics, saying organizers are “building the biggest, most bad-ass group of women across the country.”
“We are no longer a special interest. We are the super-majority in the United States of America,” Richards said.
Abrams, who passed on a U.S. Senate run to expand her voting rights initiative nationwide, said next year’s vote is a make-or-break moment for the nation.
“Our world is at stake, because the values that made us the strongest nation in the world — those values are being shaken,” said Abrams, who slammed Republicans who “celebrate racism and misogyny, who revel in their xenophobia, who put children in cages and call it good, or worse, look away and say, ‘It doesn’t really matter because they’re not us.’”
And as she does at most public appearances, Abrams urged the crowd to stay energized through next year’s election and to mobilize other Georgians who might skip the vote.
“We’re not going to shut up. This is our nation,” said Abrams. “These are our people. And it’s our responsibility: When the rules are broken, you fix them. When the system is broken, you take it over.”