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Last month, Bill and I traveled to Puerto Rico, where we met with Governor Rosselló to discuss recovery, and the obstacles the island is facing without the federal aid they’d been promised by the Trump administration — aid that has since been significantly reduced. We also met with farmers who are working in conjunction with local food programs to rebuild agricultural infrastructure and ensure that no one is without access to a warm, healthy meal.

At Cosechas Tierra Viva farm, recycled tires that build up across the island become raised beds for cucumbers, and rainwater is harvested to water fruit trees. Franco and Natalia Marcano Medina, along with their team, are creating a model for modern farming that their neighbors can learn from and replicate. Their innovation and leadership should be heralded as the best of our country.

Stories like these have been lost recently amid the latest drama out of the White House. But when we lose the opportunity to hear each others’ stories, we lose the compassion that is so critical to our ability to move forward as one nation.

I’m proud to be a part of a team that has always been committed to focusing on people, and I’m so glad that we’re a part of each others’ stories.

Onward!

Hillary

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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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I’m thrilled to announce I’ve partnered up with Omaze to offer you the chance to join me in NYC for a Broadway play and a glass of chardonnay. It’s bound to be a great evening, and I’d like you to be there.

All contributions to this campaign support Onward Together’s mission to advance progressive values and create a more inclusive America for generations to come. The groups that Onward Together partners with helped to turn the tide in the midterm elections — and have already jumped back into the critical work of preserving our democracy. So far, we’ve been able to provide more than $2.5 million in financial resources to these groups, along with the support of this diverse, big-hearted team.

The important thing is that we’d get the chance to spend some time together, seeing a show and catching up on what we’ve been up to over the last few years. Hearing from you is as important to me as it ever was. And of course, we’ll cover travel and accommodations if you win — all you have to do is pick the show.

For just $10, you can make a difference in the future of our country and get a chance to share in one of my favorite pastimes. Enter right now for a chance to meet me in New York:


I hope to see you soon,

Hillary

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