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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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I hope you’re staying cool this very warm summer.

Bill and I were thrilled to cheer on the US Women’s National Team at the World Cup last month, and even more thrilled just a few weeks later to welcome our third grandchild into a world in which women rule — at least on the field. Chelsea and I have also been hard at work on a new book that celebrates some of our favorite “gutsy” women; you’ll be able to read it this fall.
Meanwhile, summer can be a difficult time for groups like our Onward Together partners to raise money. People go on vacation, the weather is hot, and attentions drift. But I know that this team has the power to stay focused on what matters.
Today, make a donation to Onward Together so that we can ensure that these groups and more get the attention they need this summer and beyond.

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Onward!

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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Thank you,

Hillary

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There are amazing groups at the border and beyond doing critical work to defend the rights of immigrant and refugee children. If you can, please chip in to support a few of them today. 

Some of the toughest and most rewarding conversations I’ve had over the last several years have been with children who had immigrated to the United States with their parents. They’ve told me about the harrowing journeys they had undertaken, the sacrifices their families had made, and their hopes and fears about their lives here. Over and over again, I’ve been struck by their bravery and their vulnerability.

I have thought of these children as this administration has instituted cruel and divisive policies meant to make finding refuge in the United States more difficult than ever before, and I’ve been heartbroken and horrified to read the news of children at the border being detained in appalling conditions. While it’s hard to process that our country is committing such abuses — and against children — in our name, it’s important that we not stop at outrage or heartbreak.

Last summer, we asked you to contribute to groups doing work to reunify and protect families at the border — and together, we raised more than $1.5 million to provide affected families with supplies, legal aid, travel funds, and more. That work continues, and is just as critical, one year later. Today, I’m asking you to make a contribution that will be split across 11 organizations working toward immediate justice for immigrant families:
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Thank you,

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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