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Onward Together!

We’ve got big news:

On Thursday, July 16th, we’re hosting an exclusive virtual event featuring Hillary in conversation with Pete Buttigieg. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood will be moderating, and we’d love for you to join us, too.

Grab your ticket now for the conversation at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 16th.

You're invited to an event with Hillary and Pete ButtigiegIt’s been a while since we all checked in, and there’s a lot to cover. After you get your ticket, you’ll be able to submit a question for Hillary and Pete — you might even get the chance to ask your question live on Zoom during the event.

We hope we’ll see you for the virtual event next month:
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Onward Together!

Every time there is a long line at a polling place, a ballot isn’t counted, or voting is anything but a straightforward, simple process accessible to all citizens, it’s a threat to our democracy. In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s up to us to prevent a public health crisis from exacerbating a democratic one — and one solution is dramatically expanding and safeguarding vote by mail so that Americans can cast their ballots this November.

Onward Together is proud to have teamed up with Democracy Docket in the fight to ensure that all Americans can have their ballot counted this fall — while remaining safe and healthy.

Elections matter, and all too often, small differences in voting totals can change the course of history. In 2018, the U.S. Senate race in Florida was decided by 10,033 votes and the gubernatorial race was decided by 32,463 votes. A study of more than 30,000 rejected mail ballots found that the rejection rate for vote by mail ballots for the youngest voters was nearly ten times the rejection rate for those over 65. Meanwhile, mail ballots cast by minority voters were more than twice as likely to be rejected than mail ballots cast by white absentee mail voters.

Similarly, a study of rejected mail ballots from Georgia’s closely contested 2018 election found that newly registered, young, female, and minority voters were more likely to have their ballots rejected.

We can protect our democracy from unfair, unequal laws — but we have to push election officials to do the right thing as soon as possible. If you’re able to, please make a contribution to fund this work:

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Thank you, and onward,


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Hillary Clinton in a scene from the Hulu documentary "Hillary."

Hillary Clinton in a scene from the Hulu documentary “Hillary.” (Barbara Kinney / Hulu)


By Glenn WhippEntertainment Columnist

Since “Hillary,” Hulu’s four-part documentary about Hillary Clinton, premiered in early March, America has been devastated by a pandemic and convulsed by nationwide protests following the police killing of George Floyd.

Clinton understands the despair that drives the protests and pervades the country in the wake of more than 100,000 pandemic deaths and one in four American workers filing for unemployment insurance.

But she also sees signs for cautious optimism.

“If you look at the young people who are the primary movers of the peaceful protests in response to Mr. Floyd’s killing, I’m hopeful that this can break open not only some hearts but some structural impediments to equality and justice in a way that defies the distraction of the second-to-second demands of social media,” Clinton says.

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Onward Together!
George Floyd’s life mattered. Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor’s lives mattered. Black lives matter.

Against a backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately ravaged communities of color, we are being painfully reminded right now that we are long overdue for honest reckoning and meaningful action to dismantle systemic racism.

If you’re in a place to give, donate today to support groups working to end systemic racial injustice, increase the elected representation of Black people, and fight Republican efforts to suppress Black votes.

Collective Future is working to recruit, train, and fund Black judicial, prosecutorial and attorney general candidates to ensure more representative leaders for the criminal justice system. Color of Change is a national online force dedicated to holding corporations and elected leaders accountable in the fight to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back. Higher Heights supports the Black women’s leadership pipeline. And the NAACP Legal Defense Fund works toward racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.

What we are seeing across the country right now is the power of solidarity. Many of us will never know the pain of having to sit our son or daughter down and have “the talk” about how carefully they need to act around police, because the slightest wrong move could get them hurt or even killed. But we can recognize our privilege, practice humility, and speak out against white supremacy in all its forms.

For many white people, conversations about systemic racism and our own privilege are uncomfortable. Here’s what I’ve learned over the years: That discomfort is a good thing. It’s a necessary part of examining our own biases and actions, and our own role in perpetuating inequality.

One of the most important steps we can take is to educate ourselves. Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want To Talk About Race is a great and thoughtful starting point, as is White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo. If you’re looking for fiction, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye both tackle race, gender, and violence through the lens of Black womanhood.

These are tumultuous times for America. But we cannot turn a blind eye to what’s happening right now. We should listen, and learn, and participate in building a country that lives up to our highest ideals. The only way out is through.

I promise to keep fighting alongside all of you to make the United States a place where all men and all women are treated as equals, just as we are and just as we deserve to be.



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