Hillary Clinton Announces New Non-Profit Group Onward Together

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Six months after going through the most embarrassing loss in a presidential election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has launched Onward Together, a nonprofit to fund groups that encourage democratic political involvement.

According to HuffingtonPost, Onward Together’s website says the organization “is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.”

“From the Women’s March to airports where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking up and speaking out like never before,” Clinton wrote to supporters in an email announcing the group.

Expressing a desire to encourage more citizen engagement in politics, Clinton endorsed a handful of non-profit and political groups that support Democratic Party politics or advance progressive issues.

She cited a few new activist groups, including Indivisible, Swing Left and Run for Something, that emerged in the wake of the Women’s March. Clinton also endorsed Color of Change, a progressive civil rights organization, and Emerge America, a nonprofit that provides training for women who want to run for political office.

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“In some cases, we’ll provide direct funding to these organizations,” Clinton wrote in an emailed message announcing Onward Together, which echoes her “Stronger together” presidential campaign slogan. “For others, we’ll help amplify their work and do what we can to help them continue to grow their audiences and expand their reach.”

Clinton’s support was welcomed by the founders of Run for Something. “We are so honored and proud to have Hillary Clinton’s support,” Run for Something co-founder Amanda Litman said in a statement.

Onward Together is organized as a 501(c)(4) social welfare nonprofit. That means it can collect contributions from any source without disclosing the names of its donors. Onward Together can then contribute to other nonprofits.