Hillary Clinton Announces Her Next Step

She's started a nonprofit to fund 'resistance' groups
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 15, 2017 5:08 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton Announces Her Next Step
In this March 28, 2017, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking before the Professional Businesswomen of California in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Hillary Clinton launched a new political organization on Monday designed to push back against President Donald Trump's agenda, the AP reports. The former Democratic nominee used social media to announce the creation of "Onward Together," an adaptation from her campaign theme, "Stronger Together." The group, she tweeted, will "encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office." "This year hasn't been what I envisioned, but I know what I'm still fighting for: a kinder, big-hearted, inclusive America. Onward!" Clinton wrote. The announcement comes as Clinton, 69, works to find a new role in an evolving political landscape.

Monday's move ensures she will not retain a leadership position at the Clinton Foundation, the continued focus of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter, Chelsea Clinton. She did not reference Trump directly on Monday, but the group's mission statement takes an indirect swipe at the Republican president by noting she won 66 million votes in the last election. That's about 3 million more than Trump. CNN, citing an email sent to Clinton's supporters and donors, reports that the group will fund "resistance" groups that push back against Trump; a source tells the network Clinton is "fired up" to help these groups expand their influence. "More than ever, I believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy," Clinton tweeted. "I'm so inspired by everyone stepping up to organize and lead." (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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