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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:

Sign up

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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In 2018, an unprecedented number of women are running for office — 476 women in primary elections and 256 in House and Senate races in the general election coming in just eight days.

With the chaos of the Trump administration, it’s easy to see what is motivating so many incredible women to step off the sidelines and run for public office. From economic inequality to protecting the Affordable Care Act to fighting for common sense gun safety, women are leading the charge to restore the balance of power in our country by speaking for the people of their communities.

But in order to turn these historic races into historic victories, these women need our help now. The strong and talented women below are already leaders in their communities. Give $10.48 right now now to help turn them from leaders into senators and representatives.

Lauren Underwood (IL-14)
Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse with hands-on experience in our health care system, and an experienced leader who has dedicated her career to expanding all Americans’ access to quality, affordable care. Lauren is dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for all Illinoisans and to creating good-paying jobs so that hardworking families and their communities can thrive. As someone with a pre-existing condition, Lauren knows firsthand what’s at stake as we defend the progress we’ve worked so hard to make in expanding access to quality, affordable health care. Illinois’ 14th District has never before been represented by a woman or an African American in Congress, and Lauren has what it takes to win and make history.

Jahana Hayes (CT-05)
Jahana Hayes is a teacher and community leader running for Congress to fight for working families in Connecticut. Jahana is running to expand economic opportunity and help create good-paying jobs for hardworking Nutmeggers. She has personally experienced the power of public education, and she is a strong advocate for expanding access to educational opportunity to help families and communities thrive. At a time when Republicans in Congress are desperate to undo all the progress we’ve worked so hard to make, Jahana is a fierce advocate for expanding access to quality health care. Jahana has what it takes to win and deliver this must-win seat for Democrats to take back the House in November. There are currently no people of color in New England’s congressional delegation, and Jahana is poised to change that.

Tina Smith (MN-Sen)
Tina Smith is a champion for Minnesota working families running for the United States Senate to continue fighting for economic opportunity and fairness. She was appointed to this seat because she was ready to lead from day one, and she is working tirelessly to tackle the toughest problems facing hardworking Minnesotans. Holding this seat is a critical step on the road to winning back the majority, and Republicans — emboldened by Trump’s strong performance in Minnesota in 2016 — are going to do everything in their power to defeat this champion for working families.

Your donation will be split among these three incredible candidates. Can you chip in right now to help get out the vote for Lauren, Jahana, and Tina in the final crucial days of the midterms?

Onward!

Hillary

 

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In a moment, I’m going to ask you to support 4 incredible candidates for governor. But first, let me explain why this matters.

Right now, 33 states are run by Republican governors. Just 16 states are run by Democrats. That means twice as many states have a Republican calling the shots on any number of issues and local policies that are critical in people’s everyday lives.

This November, we have the chance to flip 17 governorships from red to blue, but it won’t happen without your help.

So I have to ask: Can you give $$10.48 right now to help elect four new, incredible Democratic governors? Your donation will be split evenly among the four campaigns.

David Garcia
David Garcia is running for Governor in Arizona to fight for working families and against a rigged economy. David wants Arizona to have top quality schools, good paying jobs and honest government for a change. David is a husband, dad, veteran and teacher. As Governor, David Garcia will root out the corruption, fight for education and break the old politics that hold Arizona back. He’s a working-class, fourth generation Arizonan and an infantry marksman who was raised to value service and integrity. David is a national education expert who will invest in our schools, the bedrock of our communities, so our children have the best shot at opportunity and the American dream.

Janet Mills 
Janet Mills is an experienced leader and an outstanding public servant running for governor of Maine to expand economic opportunity. A lifelong Mainer, Janet currently serves as the state’s attorney general and is a tireless champion for Maine families. Maine’s next governor will play a crucial part in the redistricting process, and if Janet is elected, she will be uniquely positioned to ensure that women and families’ voices are heard in the halls of power. With so much at stake, the outcome of this election will have serious implications in this swing state and beyond.

Gretchen Whitmer
Gretchen never backs down from tackling the toughest problems facing Michigan’s working families, and she was a key leader in addressing Detroit’s financial crisis. The Flint water crisis was a powerful motivator in Gretchen’s decision to seek the governorship. She is a strong believer in the power of women’s leadership because when women’s voices are included, families and communities benefit from better policy outcomes. As governor, Gretchen would have executive authority to protect Michiganders from President Trump and his Republican allies’ dangerous agenda — and to serve as an example to the rest of our country of just how much we can accomplish together when an experienced, principled, and inclusive Democratic woman leads the way forward.

Molly Kelly 
Molly Kelly is an experienced leader and a tireless fighter running for New Hampshire governor to expand economic opportunity for all. Molly knows the challenges working families face because she’s experienced them herself. Molly is running against incumbent Republican Governor Chris Sununu, who has been advancing his party’s dangerous agenda at the expense of Granite Staters he was elected to serve. Sununu has repeatedly pushed for anti-choice legislation and supports policies that would be incredibly harmful to women’s health, such as defunding Planned Parenthood. As governor, Molly will fight to improve economic security for working families and will lead communities into a future where all Granite Staters have the opportunity to thrive.

Not only do governors set the tone and direction for their state, they’re our last line of defense against some of the Trump administration’s worst policies. Governors are also in charge of the officials who control state and local elections — the very people who will influence whether or not we have fair elections in that state.

In just a few short weeks, we have the chance to flip 17 governorships and shift the balance of power back into Democratic hands. These last few weeks and days are critical for voter turnout, and these four candidates can’t get out the vote without support from incredible an incredible team like ours. Chip in $$10.48 now to help David Garcia, Janet Mills, Gretchen Whitmer, and Molly Kelly in the final days of the midterms.

Onward,
Hillary

 

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Today, I’d like to tell you about a few of the candidates Onward Together has been able to support in their historic campaigns, thanks to the support of our official members like you.

If you’re ready to elect Lucy, Gina, Stacey, Deb, and hundreds more Democrats this fall, make a donation right now.

  • Lucy McBath is a mother, wife, businesswoman, and activist who is running for Congress in the 6th district of Georgia. After her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed at a gas station in Florida by a man objecting to the music Jordan was playing in his car, Lucy turned her grief into action by fighting for both gun safety and criminal justice reform. I was honored to get to know Lucy on the campaign trail in 2015 and 2016, and I’m honored now to support her in her campaign.
  • Gina Ortiz Jones is an American Iraq War veteran, intelligence officer, and candidate for Congress in the 23rd district of Texas. Gina’s focus is on creating good-paying jobs and expanding health care options in Texas. If Gina wins in November, she could become the first lesbian, Iraq War veteran, and first-generation Filipina-American to hold a US House seat in Texas. It was a joy to spend some time with Gina recently at a fundraiser for first-time female candidates.
  • Stacey Abrams is a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia who has served as House Minority Leader, founded a voter registration organization, and written eight romance novels. Now she’s running for governor to expand education opportunities and strengthen the economy in Georgia. I was thrilled to endorse Stacey before her primary win in May — if she wins in November, she’ll be the first black woman governor in America.
  • Deb Haaland is a lawyer, the daughter of two veterans, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and a candidate for Congress in the 1st district of New Mexico. If Deb wins in November, she’ll be the first Native woman elected to Congress. In addition to being a longtime volunteer on Democratic campaigns, Deb is also a proud alum of the New Mexico affiliate of Emerge America — one of our Onward Together partners.

Not only has this team remained committed to our values and to this fight, but we’ve been able to support more than thirty smart, strong candidates across the country in their campaigns to make our country more fair and more equal. Make a donation today to help Onward Together find and support even more candidates like these — and cross even more firsts off of our list:

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Onward!

Hillary

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A verb followed by a period, the imperative.  A command.

Definition: Imperatives are verbs used to give orders, commands,warning or instructions, and (if you use “please”) to make a request. It is one of the three moods of an English verb (indicative, imperative and subjunctive).

 

Resisting is imperative. Now it’s a sticker. Want one?

 

 

One of the most incredible things to come out of the 2016 election has been how many members of this big-hearted team have turned frustration into action.

You’re leading local campaigns and organizing protests. You’re showing up at town halls, rallies, and phone banks. You’re using your voices to support candidates who are breaking barriers and to speak out against policies that do harm instead of good.

I’d like to send you an Onward Together sticker to thank you for your commitment — just make a donation of $5 or more today, and Onward Together will get your sticker in the mail.


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Because of your dedication and generosity, we’ve been able to provide 12 groups with mentorship, resources, and more than $1 million in financial support — and that’s only in our first year. As the midterms draw closer, we’ll be backing even more hard-working, groundbreaking organizations and candidates.

If you’re with us, then donate to support this work and let us send you a sticker to say thank you.

Onward!

Hillary

OMG! She made it orange! She knows! She has always known!

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