Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton announced the launch of Onward Together – a new political group aimed at advancing progressive values in opposition to President Trump’s policies.
In a series of tweets, Hillary said the initiative would help people be more active, aiming to encourage political engagement.
“The last few months, I’ve been reflecting, spending time with family – and yes, taking walks in the woods,” she tweeted. “We’re launching Onward Together to encourage people get involved, organise and even run for office”.
The new group’s name is similar to her campaign slogan, “Stronger Together” playing into the themes of unity and support Clinton championed during her presidential bid. She announced that Onward Together will support groups such as Swing Left, a grassroots network aimed at turning the U.S House of Representatives blue again in 2018; the racial justice organisation Colour of Change and Emerge America, which trains Democratic women who want to run for political office.
“More than ever, I believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy,” she added. “I’m so inspired by everyone stepping up to organise and lead”
Hillary added 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.