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Onward Together!Last week, we saw an incredible slate of Democratic candidates win local and statewide elections — including those who helped turn both chambers of the Virginia state legislature blue for the first time in a decade. But while we’ve made strides to take back seats like these over the last few years, we’re still behind.

Today, on National Run for Office Day, one Onward Together partner has a simple solution: Recruit an entirely new class of young, progressive first-time candidates to run for seats on city councils, school boards, state legislatures, and more.

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 — I should know. And when more Democrats run, we all win. In just three years, Run for Something has elected 297 people across 45 states, and supported thousands of candidates whose turnout efforts boosted voter participation up and down the ballot.

If you’re 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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Hillary

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Onward Together!

Last month, I joined our friends at the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers for a conference on the ways we can protect and defend American democracy. In my opening remarks, I spoke about the risks that voter suppression, fake news, and a lack of election security pose to our country’s very foundation.

The founders of four Onward Together partner and grantee organizations also joined the conference as panelists that day: Eric Holder of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Andrew Gillum of Forward Florida, Leah Greenberg of Indivisible, and María Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino.

Watch what we had to say here.

Meanwhile, it’s a busy time for all of the groups we work with. Our friends at Run for Something Action Fund have just launched WhereCanIRun.org, an all-new site that helps potential candidates decide where, how, and when to run for office. Dream Big Nevada, one of our grantee organizations, is raising money to cover DACA renewal fees for eligible young people — and you can contribute today.

As always, I’m grateful to have you on this team.

Onward!

Hillary

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This event will be livestreamed.


In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College's commencement address in New York.

In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College’s commencement address in New York. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting Clinton tweeted Sept. 1, “Hurricane Dorian has already devastated the Bahamas and is about to devastate the Great State of Florida. Please help us help the victims by giving a huge donation to Clinton Foundation Today. We rebuilt Haiti and we’ll rebuild Nassau and Orlando.” It was from a parody account with the moniker @MadamPresident to dupe users. Clinton’s real account is @HillaryClinton. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Albert Shanker Institute Published: 16 September 2019Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver an opening keynote on the future of democracy at an all-day conference Tuesday held in Washington, D.C. and co-organized by the Albert Shanker Institute, the American Federation of Teachers and Onward Together, the organization founded and led by Clinton.

Following Clinton’s address, a lineup of prominent activists, politicians and intellectuals, led by AFT President Randi Weingarten, will discuss and debate how democratic norms and institutions are under assault, with a particular focus on “Civic Engagement in an Age of Democratic Peril.” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will address the lunch session and former Attorney General Eric Holder will anchor the afternoon panel “Lift Every Voice: Voter Rights and Voter Suppression.”

The event is full, but will be livestreamed. It begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time Sept. 17:

Keynote (9:30 a.m. sharp): Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State (speech commences at 9:30 a.m. sharp)

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When this country was founded, voting was a right for some and a pipe dream for others. While generations of courageous advocates and leaders have helped extend that right to more and more people, the “one voice, one vote” system is still up against the mass gerrymandering that has happened under Republican-controlled state legislatures and governorships since the 2010 elections.Our friends at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an Onward Together grantee, have a plan to combat map manipulation by targeting 16 state legislative chambers and three gubernatorial races in 2019-2020 cycle. If you care about fair redistricting, sign up now to learn more about their plan.

Republicans in states across the country have manipulated the system in order to choose their voters, rather than letting voters choose their representatives. We’ve seen the effects of gerrymandering at every level, including more than one presidential election in recent history. Ending “map manipulation” at the national and state level is crucial to the future of our democracy.

Onward Together was a proud partner in the work NDRC did in 2017 to defend three Nevada state senators from a conservative-led recall campaign. Learn more about what the NDRC is doing now to combat gerrymandering by adding your name:

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Hillary

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Wednesday marked one year since the United States District Court in the Southern District of California ordered ICE and the U.S. government to reunite an asylum-seeking mother and her seven-year-old daughter — which they did, after months of waiting.

Meanwhile, hundreds of families are still waiting to be reunited, and more are being separated and sent to isolated detention centers. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen reports about CBP forcing children to take care of toddlers in holding cells, and DOJ lawyers actually trying to argue that the Trump administration doesn’t have an obligation to provide detained children with items as basic as blankets, toothbrushes, or soap.

Please make a donation to support the organizations working to protect children and families at the border.

Together, we’ve raised more than $700,000 this week that will help get basic resources, legal aid, and advocates to children at the border, among other things — with our help, Families Belong Together has been able to cover the costs of flights for families finally being reunited and secure safe housing for vulnerable immigrants. Thank you for making that possible. It’s critical that we provide a counter-point to the unconscionable things being done to refugee and immigrant families in our names.

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Hillary

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Earlier this month, I went to a reunion at Wellesley College, my alma mater, where I celebrated alongside my classmates and considered how far we’ve come in fifty years. So many of the things we take for granted these days would have seemed far-fetched back then, and yet, we believed that progress was possible and that we could see it made real.

Our Onward Together partner organizations have been at the forefront of the fight for that progress these last few years. They’re recruiting and training hundreds of diverse candidates for office, mobilizing voters who may not otherwise feel engaged in the political process, fighting back against the administration’s attacks on civil rights and access to the polls, and more. They’re organizing domestic workers, communities of color, young activists, and even campaign staffers. They are the future.

Today, I’m proud to announce the winners of our first-ever Onward Together grant contest: Color of Change PAC took first place, while Demand Justice, Run for Something, and Voto Latino will also receive prizes as runners-up. As always, your support makes it possible for us to fund these organizations that have been such bright spots recently, and I’m grateful to you for that.

Onward!

Hillary

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… and how you can join in, too.

After the 2020 census, state legislatures will redraw district lines across all fifty states. We only have to look at the way those lines have shifted over the last few decades to infer that Republicans will feel comfortable using the redistricting progress to disenfranchise voters and ensure GOP majorities for the next decade.

Gerrymandering is a critical issue, and one that should define the 2020 election. I wasn’t at all surprised to learn that three of our Onward Together partner organizations have put their heads together and come up with a plan to ensure that Democrats win key elections next fall.

This week, our partners at Swing Left, Run for Something, and Arena launched the Grassroots Redistricting Project. They’re targeting legislative chambers in nine states to ensure that Democrats have a fair say in the redistricting process, but they’ll need the power of this team to make it happen.

Today, sign up to learn more about how you can get involved in the Grassroots Redistricting Project:
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I’m so proud of everyone taking part in this fight.

Onward!

Hillary

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