As a presidential candidate, Clinton railed against “dark money” groups like Onward Together — Now, she’s funding them
In the four months since Hillary Clinton officially launched her new political group, Onward Together, the group has done little besides soliciting donations from Clinton supporters.
When Clinton went public with her group on May 15 she said the group would be partnering with five left-wing political groups: Indivisible, Swing Left, Color of Change, Emerge America and Run for Something.
But four months later, it’s unclear what the group’s donors have to show for their money. Onward Together’s website still has just two tabs: one explaining the group’s mission and one asking supporters for donations.
An email signed by Clinton asking supporters for money last week excused her group’s lack of action. “You may not have heard much about the work we’re doing at Onward Together,” Clinton wrote. “That’s because we’re working behind the scene to fund, support, and amplify the work of the groups we’re supporting. We’re not the story: they are.” She closed the email by asking supporters to commit to a recurring monthly donation.
The Daily Caller reached out to all five political groups, asking them to confirm that Onward Together has, in fact, been funding and supporting their groups. Only one group responded to the TheDC’s repeated requests: Indivisible, the Soros-backed “resistance” group.
“Onward Together has not given any financial support to us,” Helen Kalla, an Indivisible spokesperson, wrote in an email.
Kalla added that Clinton’s group has “been amplifying and highlighting our work through their digital networks,” which she explained has consisted of “retweeting [Indivisible], and they’ve highlighted our work via their emails to their list too.”
Related: Leaders of Indivisible met with Democracy Alliance, a Soros-led network of left-wing donors, to discuss funding options.
Onward Together fundraising email, signed by Hillary Clinton
None of the other four groups would confirm that Onward Together has supported their work, either financially or otherwise.
Onward Together did not return an email seeking comment.
As a 501(c)4 “social welfare” organization, Onward Together isn’t required to reveal the identity of its donors, something the group has confirmed it will not be doing.
The only reason the donation became public is because Clinton’s campaign is required to document its spending in FEC fillings.
Clinton’s use of a “dark money” political group stands in sharp contrast with her rhetoric against such groups during her political campaign.