Onward Together, a nonprofit created by Hillary Clinton, funneled $75,000 to a group that tried to take down the Minneapolis police.
As revealed by Fox News, Onward Together - created by Clinton after she lost the election to Donald Trump - gave money to the Alliance for Youth Action, a far-left group that tried to defund the Minneapolis Police Department. Tax reports accessed by Fox News revealed that the payments from Hillary Clinton's association took place between April 1 and March 31, 2021.
Onward Together was created by Clinton in 2017, months after she lost the presidential election, with the goal of "advancing progressive values by supporting groups that encourage people to organize and get involved and run for office." The Alliance for Youth Action is a group that argues that the police system "was founded on slave patrols and continues to attack and murder blacks" and supports defunding law enforcement as a step toward total abolition.
In the group's 2021 annual report, the Alliance for Youth Action noted that its Minnesota affiliate was part of the Yes 4 Minneapolis coalition, which wanted to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department last year and replace it with a Department of Public Safety. The group succeeded in launching the initiative in a citizen consultation that voters ultimately rejected. The ballot initiative was prompted following the May 2020 death of felon George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was subsequently sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.
This vote that was rejected by the citizens of Minneapolis was funded and supported by donors and progressive groups. George Soros' nonprofit Open Society Policy Center contributed $500,000 to the campaign, Fox News Digital recalled. Other groups, such as MoveOn.org and the American Civil Liberties Union, also joined together to add hundreds of thousands of in-kind contributions, including staff, access to email lists and other services listed in their reports as non-monetary contributions to attempt to defund the police.