Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential elections in a big way last year, but it seems like she’s not over her politics and old ways yet. A Federal Election Commission filings show she sent $800,000 from her campaign funds to her new political action group.
Hillary announced in May her intentions to be part of the “resistance” group against Trump by forming Onward Together, a political group aiming to fund and lead a number of established “resistance” groups that can quickly counter Trump with direct actions and protests.
The FEC records show that Hillary has sent hundreds of thousands from her campaign funds to her political action group in the same month she announced its creation.
The FEC filings further show that the Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, made the $800,000 contributions to Onward Together on May 1.
Clinton is said to be working with former aides and donors and will assist groups that have greatly “impressed” her since her loss last year. Among them are liberal groups such as Swing Left, Run for Something, and Emerge America had already received funding at the group’s May 15 announcement.
In an email she wrote to supporters in May, Hillary promised they will provide direct funding to such like-minded organizations. For others, she said they’ll help amplify their work “and do what we can do to help them continue to grow their audiences and expand their reach.
Clinton also wrote: “From the Women’s March to airports across the country where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking out like never before. I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.”
Clinton’s group is also helping The Town Hall Project which is linked to a number of liberal groups and refers readers to the Indivisible Guide on its website.The Clintons and John Podesta-founded The Center for American Progress Action Fund also partnered with the Town Hall Project on anti-Trump events.
Onward Together is registered as a 501 (c) (4) nonprofit, which allows donors to contribute unlimited sums of money while remaining anonymous if they choose. Interestingly, Clinton campaigned against this throughout the presidential election.