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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!

Hillary


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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