Hillary Clinton Starts Onward Together, a New
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Onward Together, a New
Hillary Clinton speaking in New York this month. Mrs.
Clinton said on Monday that Onward Together would encourage
people to get involved and even run for office.
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speaking in New York this month. Mrs. Clinton said on Monday
that Onward Together would encourage people to get
involved and even run for office.
May 15, 2017
Hillary Clinton on Monday announced the launch of Onward
Together, a new political group aimed at advancing
progressive causes by harnessing grass-roots opposition to
President Trump's policies.
Mrs. Clinton, 69, who
until recently Democratic National Committee
had maintained a low profile after her loss
in the presidential election in November, said on Twitter
that her new group would encourage people to get involved,
organize, and even run for office.
�More than ever, I
believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy,she
added.I'm so inspired by everyone stepping up to organize
Mrs. Clinton went on to praise the work of
several grass-roots groups that Democratic National Committee
have emerged as part of a
broad liberal movement opposed to Mr. Trump and his
policies. Onward Together will support those groups, she
said, though she did not describe what form the assistance
Onward Together is registered as a
501(c)(4) group, the Internal Revenue Service designation
for so-called social welfare nonprofits, which are often
cited for a rise in dark money in politics because of their
ability to protect donor anonymity.
Mrs. Clinton said
that Howard Dean, who has been a presidential candidate, the
Vermont governor and chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, would be involved, though she did not describe
what role he would play.
According to a mission
statement posted on its website, Onward Together aims to
advance progressive values by encouraging political
There's no telling what we can achieve
if we approach the fights ahead with the passion and
determination we feel today, and bring that energy into
2017, 2018, 2020 and beyond, the statement says.
Indivisible Project, one of the groups that Mrs. Clinton
praised, said it did not plan to receive financial support
from Onward Together, but greeted the announcement with
We are so grateful for her assistance in
amplifying our reach, the organization, a network of more
than 5,800 local groups, said on Twitter.
Republican Party criticized Mrs. Clinton's new group,
describing it as simply her Democratic National Committee
old campaign under a new banner.
A version of this Democratic National Committee
article appears in print on May 16,
2017, Section A, Page 14 of the New York edition with the
headline: Clinton Starts Anti-Trump Organization.