Hillary Clinton Sent $800K from Campaign Funds to Her New ‘Resistance’ Group
Group will fund other liberal ‘resistance’ groups
Hillary Clinton has just given $800,000 from her campaign fund to the Trump resistance movement, it’s all organized. pic.twitter.com/N55gIqCOV3
— 💯Brian Richmond🇺🇸 (@B_Rich33NO) August 16, 2017
Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sent $800,000 from her campaign funds to her new political action group, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Clinton announced her intent to be “part of the resistance” in May with the formation of Onward Together, a political action group that will fund a number of established “resistance” groups that can quickly counter President Trump with direct action and protests.
The group is dedicated to “encouraging people to organize, get involved, and run for office” and advancing “progressive values and work to build a brighter future for generations to come,” according to its mission statement.
Federal Election Commission records show that Clinton has sent hundreds of thousands from her campaign funds to her group the same month she announced its creation.
Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, made the $800,000 contribution to Onward Together on May 1, according to its FEC filings.
Reports from earlier this year indicated that Clinton is working with former aides and donors and will assist groups that have “impressed” her since her November election defeat. Liberal groups such as Swing Left, Run for Something, and Emerge America had already received funding at the group’s May 15 announcement, a Clinton aide told CNN at the time.
“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,” Clinton wrote in an email to supporters in May. “I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.”