Failed presidential candidate Hilary Clinton is tapping into money donated to her 2016 campaign.
According to a quarterly filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in July, Clinton’s presidential campaign is donating a lot of cash to her progressive grassroots effort.
Clinton’s Onward Together, is an organization dedicated to “advancing the vision” of the voters who picked the losing candidate in the 2016 race. It’s motto: “Resist, Insist, Persist, Enlist.”
To move the effort onward, Clinton’s campaign apparently donated thousands of dollars to her organization. The FEC filing detailed some $800,000 was donated to Onward Together on May 1, 2017, two weeks before it launched.
According to the Independent Journal Review (IJR), campaigns may donate up to $2,000 of any funds collected during their election to other candidates. They can also save the money to use it for future elections.
Another choice is to donate an unlimited amount of the leftover funds to charities or political parties.
“Clinton’s charity, Onward Together, is technically a 501(c)(4), or a social welfare non-profit, which under federal revenue code is not required to pay any taxes on its income or disclose their donors, who are forking out the cash,” IJR reports.
Onward Together purports to be “encouraging people to organize, get involved, and run for office” in order to advance progressive values.
Applauding “citizen engagement,” Onward Together encourages people to assemble in protest of “bullying, hate, falsehoods, and divisiveness,” and to work for a more progressive country. They note the success of efforts such as the Women’s March and community outreach programs.
To that end, Onward Together supports various groups, including Indivisible, Color of Change, and Run For Something. It provides the groups funding, and a place to market their message, apparently using some of the money that was supposed to put Clinton in office.
FROM THE ONWARD TOGETHER WEBSITE:
Onward Together is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election. By encouraging people to organize, get involved, and run for office, Onward Together will advance progressive values and work to build a brighter future for generations to come.
Citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy. In recent months, we’ve seen what’s possible when people come together to resist bullying, hate, falsehoods, and divisiveness, and stand up for a fairer, more inclusive America.
From the Women’s March to airports where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking up and speaking out like never before.
The challenges we face as a country are real. But there’s no telling what we can achieve if we approach the fights ahead with the passion and determination we feel today, and bring that energy into 2017, 2018, 2020, and beyond.
Donate to Onward Together
In recent months, we’ve seen what’s possible when people stand up for a fairer, big-hearted, more inclusive America.
Chip in today to help Onward Together support the people and organizations championing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.
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