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Election season is exciting, and it’s also a time to take stock of where we are as a nation. Are we paying attention? Are we coming out to participate in primaries and local elections? And are we making sure that our most fundamental right is accessible to every eligible voter?

This week, I’ve been traveling abroad, talking to people about how our countries have grown and changed over the last few years. I was so proud to be able to share with folks here that Conor Lamb won his race on Tuesday, thanks to the hard work of organizers and volunteers in the 18th district of Pennsylvania who made their voices heard.

But in Pennsylvania and across the country, access to the ballot box is obstructed by one unnecessary measure or another. Working to ensure that the right to vote is protected is one of the most critical issues of our time — and that’s why I’m so grateful to the team at iVote, another one of our Onward Together partners, for the work that they do.

Take a moment to learn more about iVote below, then recommit to vote in your next local election. It couldn’t be more important.



Onward Together works to build a brighter future for generations to come by supporting groups that encourage people to organize in their communities or run for office. Because you’re an important part of Onward Together, we wanted you to get a chance to know these groups a little bit better. To learn more about Onward Together, click here.
The organization: iVote

The organizers: Campaign veterans Ellen Kurz and Jeremy Bird

The mission: To secure voting rights for all Americans by investing in campaigns to bring universal, automatic voter registration to multiple states and by electing voting rights champions to be the chief election administrator in the office of the Secretary of State in battleground states.

The story: Founded in 2014, iVote went on the offensive by working to elect pro-voting Secretaries of State in key battleground states. Whereas voting rights groups have relied on challenges in court after rights had been impinged, or defeating efforts to further erode rights, iVote takes a different tack – ‘flipping the script’ from playing defense on voter suppression efforts to going on offense.

The latest: In 2016, iVote ran a petition campaign in Nevada to put automatic voter registration on the ballot. After being successfully certified, iVote is now focused on working with partners to win the ballot initiative in November ’18. iVote is also working to advance several pieces of legislation that would put automatic voter registration on the ballot in more states. Earlier this year, iVote announced that they plan to spend $5 million in efforts to elect Democratic, pro-voting rights secretaries of state in seven target states of Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, New Mexico, and Iowa.

The next step: Head to ivoteforamerica.org to learn more and get involved ahead of the next primaries, then check out their new video on why fighting back against voter suppression is so important.

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This has been a big week for progress.

On Tuesday, we saw signs of hope across Texas when more than half of the fifty women running for Congress won their primaries or moved onto a run-off. Across the state, turnout among Democrats was higher than it’s been in years. And yesterday, we celebrated International Women’s Day by reflecting on how far we’ve come, and recommitting ourselves to the work ahead.

There’s certainly work ahead of us, but the groups that Onward Together supports are making progress seem a little more possible these days. I hope you’ll take a moment today to learn more about The Arena, one of our newer groups. They’re inspiring and training activists across the country, and I couldn’t be more proud.



Onward Together works to build a brighter future for generations to come by supporting groups that encourage people to organize in their communities or run for office. Because you’re an important part of Onward Together, we wanted you to get a chance to know these groups a little bit better. To learn more about Onward Together, click here.
The organization: The Arena

The organizers: Swati Mylavarapu, Ravi Gupta, and Kate Catherall

The mission: To inspire and train civic leaders at their quarterly summits and through building progressive communities — online and off.

The story: Faced with the fear and confusion of his students after the 2016 election, Ravi Gupta needed a way to bring young progressives together to mourn and organize. The first Arena Summit took place just one month later and brought together more than 450 energized people from 32 states, more than 150 of whom pledged to run for office.

The latest: Currently on their fifth summit, the Arena is on track to train more than 5,000 activists by the end of 2018. They’ve also launched their Spotlight program, which has already brought attention to activist and non-profit leaders doing work that matters.

The next step: The team at the Arena is on the frontlines of the fight to connect progressives across the country with resources and tools they need. Sign up to learn more at TheArena.run

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No, she isn’t slacking. I am the one who needed additional mental health time moving into the new year – which promises to be a bitch!

To start, no. We are not going to entertain the perpetual investigations into the Clinton Foundation which saves lives and eyesight, aids farmers – including and especially women farmers, provides access to safe food cookers, fights animal trafficking and poaching, and provides HIV-AIDS medication. Been there. Saw that. Nothing new to discover there.

Neither is there anything worth discussing about any private servers or emails. The fire at the Secret Service facility on the Clinton property did not erupt in a roomful of secret servers. It was a shorted bathroom fan that set off the alarm.

Hillary, meanwhile, is still fighting for Congress to pass CHIP, and you can join her in the battle here >>>>.

She also sent this email out.


Thank you again for your generous donation to Onward Together in 2017. With your help, we were able to support eleven groups doing critical work toward making our country stronger and more fair.

You’ve already been introduced to the first round of organizations. Today, I wanted to tell you a little bit about some of the newer members of the Onward Together family:

The organizers at iVote worked with partners on the ground to get automatic voter registration on the ballot in Nevada in 2017. 450 brand-new civic leaders and activists attended The Arena’s very first summit — and they’re on track to train 5,000 people by the end of 2018. At the Alliance for Youth Action, young people are using local organizing to address economic inequality, attacks on voting rights, and more. The team at Latino Victory Fund is working to elect more Latino candidates at every level of government. More than 400 students and leaders met last month at the Voto Latino Power Summit to share resources and tools for national advocacy. And with the help of Collective Future, 23 African-American candidates have been elected to local, state, and federal offices since August 2016.

Along with Indivisible, Color of Change, Emerge America, Swing Left, and Run for Something, I know these groups will continue to do the incredible work of making our democracy stronger in 2018, and I’m proud to be on their team. We’re only able to support these organizations because of you, so one more time, thank you.

If you’re still with us in 2018, add your name right now, and let’s do even more together.



So no. In 2018, you will not find unnecessary refutation of lies about Hillary, the Clintons, or the foundation. You will continue to see posts about Hillary’s work, words, and events. That is what this blog has always been about and we foresee no reason to leap into a cesspool just because the current administration and his party have tried to flush used Pampers down the White House lavatories.

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Today, Hillary Clinton announced that along with groups like iVote, The Arena, Alliance for Youth, Latino Victory and Voto Latino, The Collective has been chosen to receive not only her endorsement but also the continued support of Onward Together, her new organization encouraging people to organize, get involved, and run for office!
This is BIG!
Over the past year, we’ve built an incredible organization with over 5,000 donors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia who’ve helped us ensure 23 of our endorsed candidates won their races! But if we’re going to elect governors, attorney generals and members of congress in 2018, we need to have an even bigger team.
That’s why we need YOU to join the other 5,000 supporters and become one of our founding members by simply making a contribution before the end of the year!
It’s not too late! Sign up now.
Let’s Go!
Quentin James
Founder, The Collective

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Hillary retweeted organizations she is supporting on Giving Tuesday.

There’s still time to kick in!

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Friend —

There’s a story I tell in my book What Happened that I’ve been thinking about this week. A short while after last November’s election, I attended a dance recital for my granddaughter Charlotte. Now, Charlotte was only two at the time, and as you might expect, she and her friends hadn’t quite mastered their performances.

As I watched Charlotte and her friends laugh and fall down and get up again, I thought about how glad I was to be there, watching my granddaughter have the time of her life on stage.

In a hard year, it can seem impossible to take the time to be grateful. But even as we’re doubling down in the fight to defend our shared values, there is so much to be thankful for. Time with our loved ones. The victories we’ve seen recently. A resistance that is refusing to be silenced by hateful, divisive rhetoric.

And I’m grateful for you.

This warm, smart, big-hearted team has given me so much — from your support during my last campaign to your kind notes, hugs, and well-wishes. Now I’m asking you for one more thing: not to give up.

If you’re with me, add your name right now.

May your holiday be warm and full of love,


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Hillary Clinton and Onward Together have every reason to celebrate last night’s election results along with all Democrats. If you supported Onward Together, you heard from her today. If you haven’t supported them yet, perhaps you want to consider it. The Big Blue Wave began last night. Let’s keep it going all the way through this year. 2018 is just around the corner now.  Look for Hillary with Seth Meyers on Late Night tonight!

Last night, we were reminded what is possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in.

With the support of Onward Together, 40% of the candidates that Run for Something endorsed and supported won their races in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and more — compared to the 10% rate at which first-time candidates usually win. 86 women trained by Emerge America won last night, including nine of the seats flipped in Virginia. Color of Change PAC was instrumental in winning the district attorney race in Philadelphia. And Indivisible groups made more than 600,000 calls into Virginia to help pull out a win for Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring.

This year hasn’t been what any of us had hoped it would be. In fact, it’s been frustrating and, at times, painful. But we never lost faith in our vision of an America where our children and grandchildren can grow up safe and loved, and with every opportunity they deserve.

To those of you who worked your hearts out for these victories, including our friends on the ground in Virginia, New Jersey, and more: thank you. I am so proud to be on your team.

As we celebrate today, we also have to remember the work ahead of us. The groups that Onward Together supports — including Swing Left, which is focused on taking back the House — have been making incredible progress in the fight for 2018 and beyond. We saw again last night that we are at our strongest when we stand together.

Take a moment to celebrate, then consider donating $25 to Onward Together to support this work in the months and years ahead — we really need you now more than ever.



Thank Hillary for her hard work and leadership on Twitter! #ThankYouHillary is TRENDING!!!!


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