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Tonight, Donald Trump plans to give a live address from the Oval Office — using the full force of the presidential bully pulpit — to try and sell his border wall by lying to the American people that there’s a crisis at our southern border. Lying and subverting is not a new tactic, but this is a new low for this administration.

The only border crisis we’re really facing is the inhumane detention of kids that has already lead to the deaths of two children: Jakelin Caal Maquin and Felipe Gómez Alonzo, who were just seven and eight years old.

Right now, do something to fight back against the administration’s hateful rhetoric and harmful policies — donate directly to the organizations helping to reunite and provide support to families seeking asylum at the border:
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Any contribution you make today will be split equally between Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, Families Belong Together, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Human Rights First, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Texas Civil Rights Project, United We Dream Action, and Women’s Refugee Commission.

Together, this team can make a real difference for families seeking safety and a better life while Trump takes up airtime with his ridiculous claims.

Thank you,

Hillary

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Our partner organizations are the heart of Onward Together. When we ask you to make a donation, it’s to support the work that these and other groups are doing to protect our democracy. In the 2018 cycle, we were able to give more than $2.5 million in funding and grants to organizations fighting to make our country a better place. We also helped to raise more than $12 million for progressive groups, candidates, and committees in 2018 — that’s no small feat.

As we finalize our plans for what Onward Together will take on in 2019 and beyond, we asked our partner organizations to share what they were able to accomplish in 2018 with Onward Together’s support. I was blown away by what they told me, and I thought you would be too.

In order to support these amazing partners and continue the search for groups working on solving the problems that we face, Onward Together is setting a goal: to raise $60,000 by the end of the year. Will you make a contribution toward this goal and renew your membership in Onward Together for 2019?

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I’m asking you today to make sure that we don’t slow down in 2019 — the fight for a fairer, more compassionate country isn’t over. Read the report back from our partners, and then make a contribution.

  • Nine Indivisible-endorsed candidates won — including Antonio Delgado in NY-19, Tom Malinowski in NJ-07, and Harley Rouda in CA-48, all of whom helped flip the House. Overall, the margin in their endorsed races swung 8 points to the left. Among races rated “Solid R”, that swing was 15 points.
  • Over the 2017-2018 Cycle, Collective PAC helped elect over 54 African Americans to local, state and federal offices, trained over 300 operatives and staff through the Black Campaign School, and engaged over 1.5 million black voters.
  • Three candidates that iVote supported for Secretary of State won — all pickups, all young women, all Democrats. And they were able to raise and invest $7 million in Secretary of State races — their most ever.
  • Color Of Change PAC’s #VotingWhileBlack program reached more than 5 million voters, and now African-Americans have a new cohort of officeholders at both the local and state level.
  • Voto Latino registered thousands of voters through online digital ads and targeting, peer-to-peer outreach through our local chapters, and national partner engagement. In states like Texas, where Voto Latino has invested and had a program since 2010 and in the 2018 primaries, the state surpassed its total early votes cast in 2014 by 149%.
  • Arena supported 54 candidates in the 2018 election cycle, and all but two won their primary and proceeded to the general election. On November 6th, 27 of their 52 candidates on the ballot won their election. Their 2018 New York candidates went 7 for 9 — ensuring Democrats defeated the IDC, took back the N.Y. State Senate, and won a majority in the U.S. House.
  • In less than two years, Run for Something has recruited 28,000 young diverse progressives who want to run for office — and elected more than 200 of them to local office in 40 states. In 2018, their candidates were 3 of the 12 Texas House pick-ups and 3 of the 11 Florida House pick-ups. In fact, 10% of all flipped state legislative seats were won by RFS candidates.
  • In 2018, Latino Victory Fund increased their endorsed candidates 500% over the previous year. Of their 58 candidates, 43 candidates won, bringing their 2018 win rate to a whopping 74%. Not only that, but the number of Democratic Latina members of Congress nearly doubled.
  • For many campaigns, Swing Left was the wave. On average, for their top 15 campaigns, Swing Left drove more than 50% of their canvassing shifts. More than 60,000 volunteers knocked an estimated 5 million doors and made 2.5 million phone calls.
  • Five Emerge alumni are headed to Congress, and 145 were elected to state legislatures. Emerge alums also helped put an end to the Republican supermajorities in the Michigan and Pennsylvania Senates.
  • There was a ten-point increase in youth turnout from 2014 to 2018, due in part to the hard work done by the Alliance for Youth Action. More than 30% of young people voted in 2018! In Chicago, young people outperformed all other generations on Election Day for the first time ever, and in Milwaukee, 35% of young people showed up and booted Scott Walker out of office.

It’s because of you that we were able to fund and prop up this work. I’m so proud to work alongside these smart, passionate partners — and I hope you’ll agree that investing in their work is one of the most important things we can do right now.

Before the year ends, make a donation to support the next generation of Onward Together partners.

Thank you — and onward!

Hillary

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It’s your turn! Here is an email from Hillary today.

What an incredible year it has been for first-time candidates. Of the 23 Democratic women joining the House of Representatives in January, 19 have never held elected office — and they’re ready to take Congress by storm. And dozens of young people will take their seats on city councils, school boards, and more, due in part to the help they received from one of our proud Onward Together partners: Run for Something.

Today, on National Run for Office Day, Run for Something is celebrating these victories by recruiting an entirely new class of young first-time candidates for office. If you’re a young progressive, I hope you’ll sign up to learn more — because politics could use a few more big-hearted members of this team.

Running for office is one of the most powerful ways that you can work with the people in your community to come up with real, meaningful solutions to the problems we all face. It’s also one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Take it from me.

If you are ready to run for office or are interested in learning more about what it takes to run, please go to www.RunforOfficeDay.com and get started. The team at Run for Something will walk you through the process:

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Onward!

Hillary

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Hillary posted this message on Facebook and also Tweeted it.

Thanks and congratulations to all our Onward Together partners for two years of hard work that paid off in a big way this week.

These organizations are recruiting a new Democratic bench, defending rights, and organizing locally to fight for progressive policies that improve people’s lives. I’m so proud.

The Arena, The Collective PAC, Emerge America, and Run for Something have collectively recruited, trained, and supported hundreds of candidates up and down the ballot. They are building a Democratic bench, candidate by candidate and race by race.

Latino Victory and Voto Latino have worked to mobilize Latino voters and elect progressive Latino candidates, sending dozens of amazing candidates to office up and down the ballot.

Color Of Change and National Domestic Workers Alliance have spent the last two years waging campaigns to defend civil rights against the administration’s attacks and building powerful communities for change.

iVote has defended democracy itself, fighting hard against voter suppression and for secretaries of state and local measures that will make it easier for every American to exercise their right to vote.

Alliance for Youth Action, Indivisible Guide, and Swing Left set about organizing locally to mobilize young people and win back Congress. I truly don’t think we would have won back the House without them.

Thank you all for your service to your country. Take a well-deserved rest, and then let’s keep going.

Like our amazing partners, we’re just getting started. If you’d like to join our team, sign up here: onwardtogether.org

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