Spotlight Series: Jara Butler

Here at GAIN Power, we are always looking to spotlight different political progressives and changemakers. If you or someone you know would like to be nominated, please fill out this form!

Our spotlight today is on Jara Butler. She is the chief impact officer at Supermajority, where she directs the organization’s programmatic work with a goal of building a powerful women’s voting bloc that can achieve big wins for women and make the Majority Rules a reality for all people.

Can you give a brief background and introduction about yourself?
What made you get involved in politics? Was there a flashpoint moment for you?
What does your day-to-day work at Supermajority look like?
How does your work impact the political climate we live in, specifically as a Black woman working in the gender equity and progressive space?
Has there been a surprising thing, either in a good way or bad way, that you’ve learned since getting involved in progressive politics?
How would you define power within the progressive political space?
What has been the best part or best memory of your career so far?
Is there anything you think campaigns or movements should be doing or should stop? Why?
What sort of issues and priorities should campaigns and organizers be focusing on when looking at voters, particularly voters of color?
What had you wished you had known about getting involved in politics?
What advice do you have for young professionals, young women, especially young women of color, looking to get into politics?
Lastly, for fun, if you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?


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