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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?

Donate now

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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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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