Hillary Clinton's org revealed to have provided $500K in two years to support extreme climate change activism

 May 4, 2024

Readers are undoubtedly aware of the apparent escalation in recent years of disruptive and extreme tactics employed by climate change activists to garner attention and promote their anti-energy agenda.

It has now been revealed that a major umbrella organization that finances those radicalized activists was first funded in part with approximately half a million dollars in two years by a progressive group co-founded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Washington Examiner reported.

Clinton's organization, Onward Together, founded in the same year as her 2016 electoral loss, claims that it "is committed to lifting up emerging organizations and leaders who are fighting for our shared progressive values and defending our democracy. We support groups that are mobilizing voters, defending voting rights, and recruiting candidates for office to help safeguard our democracy for generations to come."

Financially supporting radical climate activists

According to its 2024 tax records, Onward Together provided at least $200,000 in grant money to the Climate Emergency Fund between April 2022 and March 2023, per the Examiner.

Tax records also show that in the prior fiscal year, Clinton's nonprofit group provided at least $300,000 to the climate activism organization, totaling at least $500,000 in grant funding within two years.

The Climate Emergency Fund proudly boasts on its website of its financial support for at least two dozen smaller climate change activism groups, including groups like Climate Defiance and Extinction Rebellion, as well as another umbrella organization known as the A22 Network, which financially supports roughly a dozen more climate activist groups, including Just Stop Oil and Declare Emergency.

Those groups and their activists, affiliates, and offshoots have been responsible in recent years for numerous extreme acts of protest around the world that are intended to raise awareness about climate change and include activists defacing and vandalizing priceless works of art, blocking traffic on major roads, disrupting sporting events and awards shows, and even chaining or gluing themselves to vehicles and other objects.

Funding also provided for other leftist issues

"Anyone who cares about public safety and preventing vandalism should be deeply concerned that money connected to Hillary Clinton is propping up these radicalized eco-activists," Daniel Turner, the executive director and founder of the pro-energy advocacy group Power the Future, told the Examiner.

"Congress would be wise to immediately investigate the shady origins and dastardly flow of this tainted Clinton cash," he added.

To be sure, climate change awareness isn't the only progressive issue financed by Clinton's Onward Together organization, as it has partnered with or provided support via funding and training to more than two dozen other activist groups that focus on issues like abortion rights, racial and social justice, voting rights, and voter mobilization on behalf of Democrats, among other things.

However, the hundreds of thousands of dollars disbursed to the Climate Emergency Fund far exceed the amounts of financing Onward Together has provided for other issue-focused or political organizations, which is typically in the tens of thousands of dollars, per the Examiner.

The Climate Emergency Fund an "ATM" for extremist climate change activism

It should also be noted that while Clinton's Onward Together has provided at least half a million in grant money over two years to the Climate Emergency Fund, those contributions are matched or exceeded by the millions of dollars worth of financing provided for CEF by numerous other Hollywood celebrities and philanthropists -- several of whom are part of its leadership team -- and other leftist foundations.

The Examiner reported separately a year earlier about how those wealthy leftists were "quietly bankrolling" the organization that was in turn financing the various activist groups engaged in the increasingly disruptive and extreme acts of protest against so-called "fossil fuels" like oil and gas.

Caitlin Sutherland, the executive director of the conservative watchdog group Americans for Public Trust, told the Examiner at that time, "Climate Emergency Fund has quickly become the ATM that radical environmental activists turn to fund their latest disruptions," and added that "as their destruction increases, so should the scrutiny on who is bankrolling the Climate Emergency Fund and their ties to more mainstream environmental groups that might disagree with these over-the-top and dangerous tactics."

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