“Powerful Witches” Formed New Liberal Women’s Group ‘Supermajority’ With Help of “Coven”: Former Hillary Clinton Staffer

Jess Morales Rocketto, a former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign staffer with the title of Director of Digital Organizing, wrote on Twitter Monday that she is the originator of the new liberal women’s group Supermajority that debuted Monday morning. Rocketto described the women who rallied to her idea and worked to make it a reality as “powerful witches” who came together and called in the “coven”. Rocketto has been joined by other Hillary activists like campaign speechwriter Lauren Peterson and liberal women activists including Cecile Richards, former head of the extremist abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Hillary Clinton is not an apparent participant as of now, just an inspiration.

Hillary Clinton, illustration.

Cecile Richards, screen image.


“When a group of really powerful witches get together, the coven gets called in. Women we roll so hard with are volunteering, leaving big jobs to come build it. We got @taytayES said yes when she should have said no. @elizabethchan did too. We believed. (8/?)”

Supermajority announcement video posted Monday morning:

Rocketto started a Twitter thread about the genesis of Supermajority, stating that it was her idea that others then made a reality.

“Two years ago, I had an idea. What if we women had real political power?There was so much happening — marches, candidates, resistance. As @aijenpoo says, “Women are on fire.” (1/?)”

As with any good idea, you need people who are smarter and more awesome and better organizers to tell you what’s up. @aijenpoo and @aliciagarza saw it, made it better, and said, “Let’s do it.” (2/?)”

We wanted to build something so big, so powerful, so unstoppable, we could win equality for women.Like any good organizers, we knew we needed more people. Who was really good at building powerful, amazing work with women? @CecileRichards!!!!”

So we called up @CecileRichards @DeirdreSchifeli @CarmenBerkley and we said,” What if we built something new? Something big? Something that made women the most powerful political force in the country?” (4/?)”

I was so nervous! If they said no, the idea might die right there. What if these giants of women’s organizing thought it was dumb? or not the right time? or felt turfy? Putting your dreams into the world is hard and scary. (5/?)”

[email protected] and team immediately made the idea even better. And they said, “HELL YES!” We started building, bringing in Kersha Deibel-Trotter and Kelley Robinson. We didn’t know each other, but we believed you can’t stop an idea whose time has come. (6/?)”

Then, the perfection that is @kagrainger joined. She’s brilliant, you want her closet, she’s excellence personified. She added her specialness. We planned listening tours and convening in places like Phoenix and Des Moines. (7/?)”

When a group of really powerful witches get together, the coven gets called in. Women we roll so hard with are volunteering, leaving big jobs to come build it. We got @taytayES said yes when she should have said no. @elizabethchan did too. We believed. (8/?)”

If you’ve every launched a thing, you know, it can feel like the dark times sometimes. Will it ever come to life? Is it taking too long? Will it be the thing you want? I know for a fact that dreams don’t always end the way you want them. (9/?)”

It had been two years since we started. Then, @AmandaK_B came on. When I tell you this thing is STACKED??? She gives a much needed energy boost and the engines are moving. (10/?)”

We have listened to literally thousands of women. We surveyed them. We talked to them face to face. They told us — they are ready to help, they don’t know HOW to help. They told us they are activated like never before around every single thing you can think of. (11/?)”

And they said they were ready to go, to try things we have never tried before, to band together and to win our rights, once and for all. (12/?)”

We will center women of color. We will train women. We build a multiracial democracy. We will work together across generations. And we will fight like hell. (13/?)”

“2 million more women will take action because of @supermajority. And we will change this country TOGETHER. Sign up here: https://supermajority.com/ (/end)”

The Associated Press participated in the rollout of Supermajority with a preview press release disguised as a news article published Sunday that does not report the group is comprised of liberals pushing progressive agenda.

Three of the nation’s most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities.

Dubbed Supermajority, the organization is the creation of Cecile Richards, the former head of Planned Parenthood; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; and Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. The group, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, has a goal of training and mobilizing 2 million women over the next year to become organizers and political leaders in their communities.

The effort comes at a moment when women have emerged as perhaps the most powerful force in politics.

…The effort will be aided by Libby Chamberlain and Cortney Tunis, co-founders of the Facebook group Pantsuit Nation, which was started in the closing weeks of the 2016 election for supporters of Hillary Clinton. The online community now has more than 3.5 million female members.”

End excerpt. Complete AP article at this link.

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