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Hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets Saturday for the second annual Women’s March, and Hillary Clinton shot out a message on Twitter, praising them for being a “beacon of hope and defiance.”

The Women’s March movement began in protest of President Trump, as they poured into the streets around the nation the day after his inauguration last year. This year, their opposition to Trump has only intensified, and the movement has taken on a new mission – to run for political office themselves, and recruit more voters.

After losing her bid for the presidency, Clinton started started her new “resistance” message, and she was full of encouragement for the marching protesters on Saturday.

“In 2017, the Women’s March was a beacon of hope and defiance. In 2018, it is a testament to the power and resilience of women everywhere. Let’s show that same power in the voting booth this year,” Clinton tweeted.

The day before, Clinton had tweeted in response to the new TIME magazine cover, which features Democrat women from the “Women’s March” movement who are now running for office.

“I’m so heartened by all of you. Onward!” Clinton tweeted.

In May 2017, Clinton launched her new resistance organization, “Onward Together,” dumping $800,000 from her failed 2016 presidential campaign into the new group. The political action organization is intended to fundraise for progressive political groups and “take back the House.”

Some of the groups Clinton’s resistance PAC is supporting include ColorOfChange, IndivisibleTeam, SwingLeft, RunForSomething and EmergeAmerica, according to tweets she posted on May 15, 2017.

On December 22, 2017, she announced six additional groups that “Onward Together” would be partnering with, all targeted toward recruiting more Democratic voters and putting “diverse” candidates on the ballot to get elected.


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