Hillary Clinton, who spent nearly $1 billion dollars just to lose to Donald Trump in the 2016 election, spent an additional $800,000 in campaign funds to start her own “#Resistance” group – Onward Together.
This past May, following the formation of the political action group, Clinton announced that she will be a “part of the resistance.” Onward Together will fund various “resistance” groups that may be able to directly counter President Donald Trump with protests – in other words, violence, riots and civil unrest.
According to Onward Together’s mission statement, the organization exist to encourage, “people to organize, get involved, and run for office” in order to advance, “progressive values and work to build a brighter future for generations to come.”
Filings made with the Federal Election Commission reveal that Clinton’s campaign, Hillary for America, sent $800,000 from campaign funds to the organization on May 1.
Earlier this year, it was also reported that Clinton has been feverishly working with big money donors and democratic power players behind closed doors to reward those organizations that came out to support her in her 2016 bid.
Several liberal groups including Run for Something, Swing Left, and Emerge America are known recipients of funds from Onward Together, according to one of Clinton’s aides.
“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 told supporters in May. “I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.”
“In some cases, we’ll provide direct funding to these organizations. For others, we’ll help amplify their work and do what we can to help them continue to grow their audiences and expand their reach.”
The unruly town hall events Clinton spoke about were by supported another one of the resistance groups, Indivisible, that she said she would back. For the town hall events, Indivisible collaborated with a group, Town Hall Project, which was also started by a former Clinton aide.
The Town Hall Project itself is linked with several other liberal groups. Former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s organization’s advocacy wing, Center for American Progress Action Fund, has also collaborated with the Town Hall Project on a number of anti-trump events.
Because Onward Together has been registered as a nonprofit organization, and is able to receive unlimited anonymous donations from George Soros.