#VotingSuitsYou represents the collective power of women voting, as well as those who work tirelessly to mobilize them. Leaders. Activists. Organizers. This includes Supermajority’s Executive Director, Amanda Brown Lierman.
Ahead, Lierman shines light on the importance of hope, the power of women, and the joy of pink suit. Plus, meet all the faces of #VotingSuitsYou—organizers across the country whose work we admire and celebrate—as we come together in shared mission.
Amanda Brown Lierman
Executive Director, Supermajority
ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PINK SUIT
To me, it represents power. It represents confidence. And that is the very same feeling I want women to have when they are organizing in their communities and when they are voting at the ballot box. I want women to feel special. I want women to feel powerful in taking those actions. It’s hard to not look at that suit, not be in that suit, and not instantly feel powerful.
ON HOPE AS OUR SUPERPOWER
That is one of women’s greatest superpowers: our ability to always hold hope. My children are the reason I wake up—literally and figuratively— and put one foot in front of the other, even on the worst days, because I believe a world where our lives are safe, our bodies are respected, our work is valued, our families are supported, and our government represents us is not only possible but will happen when women come together in multiracial coalition, show up at the polls, and demand the change and justice that we’ve been fighting for for so long.
ON TEAMING WITH FELLOW ORGANIZERS FOR #VOTINGSUITSYOU
Organizing is about building coalitions so, to that extent, we’re able to model that very theory of change by coming together as leaders of organizations. We might not have the same specific end goal, but the path to getting there is turning out and mobilizing a whole lot of women voters to drive the change that we all want to see. That is one of the most powerful things we can all be doing.
ON THE POWER OF WOMEN VOTING
In 2020 we did something amazing: Women turned out in record numbers and helped put leaders, many of whom are women, into positions of power. We did that to enable a future where the value of our multiracial coalition would be carried out and as a showcase of our demands for justice. And today, just a few short weeks away from the midterm elections, when there’s so much at stake, women have no choice but to continue to hold that hope and continue to fight.
ON IMPORTANCE OF THE 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION
Voting is not the only answer but it is one of the many tools we have to build power. And it is also one of the most effective ways to demonstrate the will of the majority. I get it, we’re tired, we’ve been voting for a long time and don’t necessarily feel some of that progress. And women are mad as hell right now. Our daughters will have fewer rights in America than our mothers did. But some leaders want us to lose hope. They want us to give up. And they want us to feel powerless. So, we are reminding people through #VotingSuitsYou that women are the most powerful voting bloc and that we are not going to give up without a fight. We will hold any politician accountable who fails to support women.
Meet the Organizers