Posts Tagged ‘Onward Together’

It’s been a busy few weeks. I’ve been traveling across the country and internationally — as the great-granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner, I was delighted to spend time in Wales last month. In Charlottesville, I sat down with the wonderful First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, for a conversation on women’s leadership around the world. And in Wisconsin, I spent some time talking about my book What Happened with the ever-charming Bradley Whitford.

On a more personal note, I was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday with my family and friends last month. While this last year hasn’t been what any of us had envisioned, I’m so grateful to be able to spend time with loved ones — especially my grandchildren, who are growing up so fast. Charlotte even made me a little birthday cake. I don’t want to brag, but it was delicious.

As we head into a new year, there’s no doubt that the next few months will be critical for the future of our country. I wanted to highlight the efforts here of another group that Onward Together supports: Swing Left, which is working to take back the House in 2018.

We have an opportunity to elect more smart, strong progressives who will fight for the values that you and I share — but we all need to work together to make that happen. I hope you’ll read more about Swing Left below and sign up to join this work. There’s no time to waste.



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: Swing Left

The founders: Ethan Todras-Whitehill, writer and teacher, Joshua Krafchin, entrepreneur, and Miriam Stone, brand strategist.

The mission: Take back the House in 2018 by recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to support Democratic candidates in swing districts, where votes will count the most.

The story: In the wake of the 2016 election, Ethan, Joshua, Miriam, and friends turned their myriad talents toward taking back the House. The day before Trump’s inauguration, they launched a website that matches volunteers with their closest 2018 swing district and connects them with impactful ways to help. More than 200,000 people signed up in the first week alone.

The latest: With the support Swing Left has received from Onward Together and others, the organization has continued to grow. Their volunteers are organizing early and, with a year to go until the midterms, have already held over 1,200 voter contact events in 50 Swing Districts. They’re also fundraising for Democratic candidates — in less than 48 hours after the House Trumpcare vote, they raised more than $1 million for the eventual challengers to the Republicans who voted “yes.” Last month Swing Left added WI-01, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district, to its map of targeted races.

The next step: Swing Left is working now to build the 2018 campaigns-in-waiting. Visit swingleft.org/join to find your closest Swing District and join the fight.

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Hillary was on a tweet roll today! Thank you, Hillary – for this!

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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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Friends —

I could not be prouder of the groups we work with here at Onward Together.

The leaders who are part of these groups are incredibly smart and passionate. They’ve taken the anger and frustration many of us have been feeling for the last year and turned it into action — like thousands of phone calls to Congress, hundreds of new volunteers, and dozens of first-time candidates for office.

But this work wouldn’t be possible without support from people across the country. That’s why it’s so important that you become a Founding Donor to Onward Together by starting a monthly donation today — your contribution will help this work continue in the months and years ahead.

Will you become a Founding Donor today?

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Thank you — this means a lot to me,


Don’t let the trolls get you down. Notice that they never promote funding. That is because they are working against the grassroots and, by default, against HRC.  Neither do they receive these emails because they are foreign agents who cannot donate, and therefore are not on the funding lists. See below. Think about that.

Kick in something today and be a Founding Member!

Contribution rules:

Contributions or gifts to Onward Together, a 501(c)(4) organization, are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or as business deductions.

If this contribution is from an individual, you are a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.

By contributing, you agree to become a member of Onward Together.

For required state fundraising disclosures, click here.


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Friend –Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot of news since the election. And some of the smartest, most enjoyable reading I’ve done has come from women who write about politics, culture, and the world around us.These women haven’t let the frustrations and disappointment of the last year knock them down. They’re leading new discussions about the fights ahead of us and need for passionate activism. They’re starting new chapters of their lives — getting married, raising their children. And they’re finding new ways to change our world for the better.

I hope you’ll take a moment to read more below about the work that another group Onward Together has endorsed, Emerge America, is doing to increase the number of women in public office. Over and over again, I’ve heard from young women running for office that Emerge gave them the tools they needed to get started. I’m grateful for that. Our communities — from our families and workplaces to our neighborhoods and states — are smarter and stronger when women have an equal seat at the table.

And to any women reading this, I hope you’ll consider taking a chance on running for office. Being your champion was the honor of a lifetime — now it’s my turn to be on your team.



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: Emerge America

The organizer: Andrea Dew Steele, President and Founder

The mission: To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office by recruiting, training and providing a powerful network. The vision: To change the face of power, politics, and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all Americans.

The story: Struck by the incredible lack of women holding elected office at the local level in San Francisco, Andrea co-founded Emerge California in 2002 to lead the fight to get more women elected to office in Northern California. Emerge California’s top notch training program quickly became successful. So in 2005, Andrea founded Emerge America to replicate the model in all 50 states. Emerge America currently has affiliates with staff on the ground in 22 states with plans to expand across the country.

The latest: On Election Day in November 2016, 150 of the 214 Emerge America alumnae on the ballot won their races–a 70% win-rate. Since then, the number of women applying to Emerge America’s training programs has increased by more than 85%, with no signs of slowing down. In 2017, Emerge America alumnae have won 88 out of 117 races – that is a 75% win rate. Emerge is not waiting until 2018 to win elections.

The next step: Already, 309 Emerge America alumnae have stepped forward to run in 2017 and 2018. Next month, 18 Emerge Virginia-trained women will be on the ballot for the Virginia House of Delegates. Visit emergeamerica.org to learn more.

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Hillary Clinton is pictured. | Getty Images
The event will be Hillary Clinton’s first for a candidate in 2017.

Hillary Clinton is set to return to the electoral fray next week.

The Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee will break from her book tour to raise campaign money for Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the party’s gubernatorial nominee, next Wednesday, multiple Democrats familiar with the plan confirmed to POLITICO.

News of the New York event was first reported by The Associated Press.

The event will be Clinton’s first for a candidate in 2017, though she has stepped back into politics with the launch of her new group, Onward Together, that backs Democratic organizations.

The former secretary of state has also re-emerged in the national political conversation recently with the publication of her latest book, “What Happened,” which recounts her loss to Donald Trump.

Northam is locked in a tight battle with Republican Ed Gillespie, though polls show Northam slightly ahead. The current governor, Terry McAuliffe, is a close friend of Clinton’s. McAuliffe isn’t eligible to run for re-election because of Virginia’s law prohibiting consecutive terms.

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Indivisible is one of the grassroots organizations Hillary Clinton’s Onward Together has endorsed. They are promoting 94 events on Monday, September 25 to protest Graham Cassidy.

For months, Indivisible groups have been showing up at congressional offices across the country to say no to TrumpCare. On July 18th, Indivisibles showed up in 40 states for our first national day of action. With TrumpCare a ticking time bomb, it’s time for the whole Indivisible network to show up once again and use our constituent pressure together.

On Monday, September 25th, instead of standing together, we’re asking Indivisible groups across the country to sit together — either holding sit-ins or die-ins at district offices.

Trump and the Senate Republicans have been put on a tight deadline if they have any hope of passing TrumpCare, and we’re going to do everything we can to stop them. RSVP to an event, show your constituent power, and spread the word.

In partnership with UltraViolet.

There are 94 events open for signup


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