The news has been unrelenting this week. It feels like if you step away from Twitter for five minutes, so-called President Trump might decide to nuke Canada or institute martial law of defect to Russia and in the flood of ADDITIONAL bombshell stories AFTER that in the following four minutes and 37 seconds, you’d miss it. I saw a tweet of the famous scene from I Love Lucy where Lucy and Ethel are in the chocolate factory and can’t keep up. You know, this one:
Caption: live footage of the NY Times and Washington Post newsrooms. It’s been like that. We’ve all been counting down to 5 pm ET every day with one hand over our eyes, the other clutching a bottle of brown liquor.
Given that, I thought I’d close the week with something that’s full of awesome: Onward Together.
For those who missed it in this week’s deluge, Onward Together is Hillary’s answer to: “So what’s next for you, Secretary Clinton?”
Or as she put it on Twitter on Monday:
And as always, rather than making it all about her (unlike some Bernie Sanderses and Joe Bidens I could name), she’s remained focused on her Methodist creed:
When she was younger, that looked like helping kids with disabilities get access to education and, when the Health Security Act of 1993 (her run at creating single payer almost 25 years ago) failed, picking herself up and securing health care for 8 million children through SCHIP.
Now that looks like using her platform and fundraising power to help other small but mighty organizations amplify the good work they’ve already begun.
She knows she’s not the one to organize Millennials, many of whom still appear to be, inexplicably, under Bernie Sanders spell. But Run For Something is.
She doesn’t need to write the definitive guide to effectively lobbying Congress – the team at the Indivisible Guide has already done that.
Swing Left is already hard at work doing the grassroots organizing Democrats will need to take back the House of Representatives in 2018.
The Color of Change is already organizing around issues that affect the lives of people of color every day, like criminal justice reform and representation.
Emerge America has a terrific and comprehensive program to train Democratic women to run for office.
What do they all have in common? They’re relatively small or new groups that have done amazing work with not a lot of resources.
So Hillary’s going to use her star power to fix that. As she does.
What can you do?
If you can give, give.
If you can’t, spread the word on social media. Or sign up for updates. Or volunteer for one of the above groups Onward Together is supporting.
Or as Hillary put it:
Main image found here (of course).
Methodist creed graphic found here.
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