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New York - Hillary Clinton Launching New Political Group

Published on: May 15, 2017 09:00 PM
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New York - Stepping deeper into the Democratic resistance, Hillary Clinton launched a new political organization on Monday designed to push back against President Donald Trump’s agenda.

The former Democratic nominee used social media to announce the creation of “Onward Together,” an adaptation from her campaign theme, “Stronger Together.” The group, she tweeted, will “encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office.”

“This year hasn’t been what I envisioned, but I know what I’m still fighting for: a kinder, big-hearted, inclusive America. Onward!” Clinton wrote.

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The announcement comes as Clinton, 69, works to find a new role in an evolving political landscape.

She recently described herself as an “activist citizen,” but it was unclear how she would continue to inject her voice into national affairs and influence Democratic Party politics. Pondering her future in recent months, she had begun taking long walks in the woods near her suburban New York home, something she joked about on Monday.

“The last few months, I’ve been reflecting, spending time with family — and, yes, taking walks in the woods,” she tweeted.

Monday’s move all but ensures she will not retain a leadership position at the Clinton Foundation, the continued focus of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

Republicans quickly lashed out at the leading Democrat.

Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens said voters rejected Clinton last fall “because she’s completely out-of-touch, untrustworthy, and embraced the failed policies of the past.”

“If Democrats were smart, they’d realize it’s time to move onward from Hillary Clinton altogether,” Ahrens said.

For her part, Clinton did not reference Trump directly on Monday, but the group’s mission statement takes an indirect swipe at the Republican president by noting she won almost 66 million votes in the last election. That’s about 3 million more than Trump.

Clinton on Monday vowed her organization would support specific groups that help Democrats. She singled out Emerge America, an organization that trains Democratic women to run for office, along with Color of Change, which promotes criminal justice reform and other racial issues.

Onward Together is a non-profit organization that does not have to disclose its donors.

Clinton becomes the latest high-profile Democrat to launch an independent group. Former President Barack Obama, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and 2004 Democratic nominee Howard Dean all helped create political organizations.

“More than ever, I believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy,” Clinton tweeted. “I’m so inspired by everyone stepping up to organize and lead.”



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 May 15, 2017 at 09:12 PM TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Lots of luck . I hope it gives the poor lady her much needed chizuk

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 May 15, 2017 at 11:03 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Soros funded hacks.

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 May 15, 2017 at 11:29 PM Curiosity Says:

The Democrats need to wake up to the fact that marginalizing the majority voters in order to prey on the fears and hopes of minorities just doesn't work without ruining the country in the process. Destroying the borders and abolishing voter ID law is one method they use to turn their minority voters into a sizable voting block, but it destroys our country. Why don't you try to meet the needs of ALL AMERICANS instead?

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 May 16, 2017 at 12:17 AM Frish Says:

I thought the pharmaceutical companies came out with a medication for Alzheimer
Guess she skipped a day

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 May 16, 2017 at 07:00 AM Ina Says:

It is just another non profit run by Hillary. $200,000 pay to play gains as secretary of state is not enough to retire one. And, oh, this time she doesn't have to disclose her donors!

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 May 16, 2017 at 08:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

Lots of luck . I hope it gives the poor lady her much needed chizuk

Lots of luck to the Mossad who was honest enough to share secrets with a billionaire immature, vain, uncultured man who is childish ,lots of luck to, you too

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 May 16, 2017 at 10:16 AM Yossy111 Says:

Another Clinton slush fund!

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 May 16, 2017 at 12:52 PM TrumpISprez4-8 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Lots of luck to the Mossad who was honest enough to share secrets with a billionaire immature, vain, uncultured man who is childish ,lots of luck to, you too

Yup my man is here to stay for another 8 years. And when 8 years come around america will be great again. The bureaucratic swamp in Washington that inhibit growth (like the EPA) will be drained. And America will start winning wars again.

Sit back and enjoy the show. Make sure to laugh at the washibgtobn post nonsense fake news

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 May 16, 2017 at 02:45 PM Anonymous Says:

She hasn't given up yet? How much more humiliation is she prepared to take? What a pathetic old hag.

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