Onward Together is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election. By encouraging people to organize, get involved, and run for office, Onward Together will advance progressive values and work to build a brighter future for generations to come.

Citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy. In recent months, we've seen what's possible when people come together to resist bullying, hate, falsehoods, and divisiveness, and stand up for a fairer, more inclusive America.

From the Women's March to airports where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking up and speaking out like never before.

The challenges we face as a country are real. But there's no telling what we can achieve if we approach the fights ahead with the passion and determination we feel today, and bring that energy into 2017, 2018, 2020, and beyond.

Onward!

"If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together."
Proverb

About Onward Together

Our story

Born from conversations between Governor Howard Dean and Secretary Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of the 2016 election, Onward Together was established to lend support to leaders — particularly young leaders — kicking off projects and founding new organizations to fight for our shared progressive values.

In April, 2017, Onward Together launched by announcing its support for five organizations: Color of Change, Emerge America, Indivisible, Swing Left, and Run for Something.

Our program

Onward Together supports emerging and legacy organizations that have proven success in organizing around our shared progressive values, mobilizing voters, or running candidates for office. We’re particularly interested in working with groups that present a well-articulated vision; have a demonstrated ability to attract supporters, volunteers, and donors; and have a willingness to collaborate with like-minded groups.

Our support isn’t one-size-fits-all. In each case, we ask ourselves and the partner organization “How can Onward Together best support this organization?”

The answer will vary by organization, and can include the following:

  • Financial support: Direct grants, fundraising support, online amplification, in-person surrogate assistance, 1:1 introductions and meetings with donors, convenings.
  • Strategic and leadership guidance: Mentorship, training, 1:1 introductions with expert advisors, convenings
  • Recognition: Online endorsements, surrogate support, offline and event mentions via Onward Together surrogates, convenings
  • Membership building: Mobilizing Onward Together supporters to support partner organizations

Organizations can be nominated for Onward Together’s support via word of mouth or by sending us an email at [email protected]

Our partner organizations

In May of 2017, Onward Together endorsed the following organizations:

Then in December of 2017, Onward Together added six more groups to our endorsement list: