Former presidential candidate ends speculation about her role in political life and the Democratic party with company dedicated to progressive causes
Hillary Clinton is out of the woods and back in the game.
Clinton on Monday announced the launching of Onward Together, a political activity organization that is dedicated to supporting progressive makes, aiming months of speculation of determining whether the vanquished presidential nominee would return to political life.
From the Womens March to airports where communities are greeting migrants and refugees to town hall gathers in all communities, Americans are expressing up and speaking out like never before, Clinton wrote in an email to advocates.
The challenges we face as a country are real. But theres no telling what we can achieve if we approach the fights ahead with the passion and decide we seem today, and deliver that vitality into 2017, 2018, 2020, and beyond. Onward!
Clinton shaped the proclamation in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon, starting with a playful including references to her post-election, meditative hikes in the lumbers near her Chappaqua home.
The last few months, Ive been indicating, spend some time with family and working, yes, taking walkings in the lumbers, she wrote. Next she tweeted: Were launching Onward Together to encourage people to get involved, plan, and even run for office.
Clinton said in the email that the organization is dedicated to advancing the vision that gave nearly 66 million polls in the recent elections. The figure is a reference to her popular poll win over Trump, a fact that apparently have continued irritate the president.
On Twitter, Clinton articulated Onward Together would start by supporting a handful of liberal organizations, including the prominent Swing Left and Indivisible, which are Democratic groups focused on winning the House in the 2018 midterms. She likewise cited Color of Change, which is focused on criminal justice reform, Emerge America, which qualifies Democratic females to run for office, and Run for Something, which helps recruit and supporting millennials running in down-ballot races.
In its mission statement, Onward Together, which is an iteration of her campaign slogan, Stronger Together, said it will help fundraise for the organizations as well as amplify their political message.
Clintons loss shattered the Democrats, who have sought to move past the divisions sewed during a bruising election. But Trumps victory set of a wave of liberal activism that party commanders are scrambling to harness this vitality into electoral wins in 2017 and 2018.
Activists are divided on whether Clinton, who has sat at the helm of Democratic politics for decades, should have a say in the partys future. But with the launching of this political company, Clinton has made clear that she will remain an active president in the party at the least for the foreseeable future.
The verdict to her proclamation Monday from the Republican National Committee was withering.
The announcement on Monday wasnt altogether a astonish. Clinton has been hinting at a return to politics for months. In March, she told a roomful of females in Scranton, Pennsylvania, that she was ready to come out of the woods.
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