Hillary Clinton on Monday announced the launch of Onward Together, a new political group aimed at advancing progressive causes by harnessing grass-roots opposition to President Trump’s policies.
Clinton, 69, who until recently had maintained a low profile after her loss in the presidential election in November, said on Twitter that her new group would encourage people to “get involved, organize, and even run for office.”
“More than ever, I believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy,” she added. “I’m so inspired by everyone stepping up to organize and lead.”
Clinton went on to praise the work of several grass-roots groups that have emerged as part of a broad liberal movement opposed to Trump and his policies. Onward Together will support those groups, she said, though she did not describe what form the assistance would take.
Onward Together is registered as a 501(c)(4) group, the Internal Revenue Service designation for so-called social welfare nonprofits, which are often cited for a rise in dark money in politics because of their ability to protect donor anonymity.
Clinton said that Howard Dean, who has been a presidential candidate, the Vermont governor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, would be involved, though she did not describe what role he would play.
Source: The New York Times