Hillary Clinton has officially launched her political party on Monday.
The former Democratic presidential nominee launched Onward Together, a nonprofit political group, and said is “dedicated to advancing the progressive vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.”
Onward Together will help fund some organization that is going to repeal President Donald trump’s agenda and push him away in the next election. Groups such Swing Left, that is working tirelessly to ensure that Democrats are elected yo the House.
“This year hasn’t been what I envisioned,” Clinton said in one of a series of tweets Monday afternoon announcing her move, “but I know what I’m still fighting for a kinder, big-hearted, inclusive America. Onward!”
The group whose members include the 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean and former Vermont governor and 2004, will “encourage people to get involved, organize and even run for office.”
“More than ever,” she said, “I believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy. I’m so inspired by everyone stepping up to organize and lead.”
The last few months, I've been reflecting, spending time with family—and, yes, taking walks in the woods.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 15, 2017
On Monday, Republicans criticized Clinton’s return to the world of politics.
“The American people rejected Hillary Clinton six months ago because she’s completely out-of-touch, untrustworthy, and embraced the failed policies of the past,” Michael Ahrens, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said in a statement. “If Democrats were smart, they’d realize it’s time to move onward from Hillary Clinton altogether.”
Julie Kohler, a top Democracy Alliance official, said Clinton’s help is welcome. “Right now, it’s all hands on deck,” she said. “With her visibility and credibility on these issues, it’s real net gain.”