Hillary Clinton is officially back in politics

And she’s taking on Donald Trump

And she’s taking on Donald Trump

Ever since the shock results of the US Presidential Election in November seeing Hillary Clinton lose to Donald Trump, the former Secretary of State has taken a step back from politics, with her concession speech reducing us all to tears.

‘I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday someone will – and hopefully sooner than we might think right now,’ Hillary addressed the crowd. ‘And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.'

‘I've had successes and setbacks and sometimes painful ones’ she said. ‘Many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public, and political careers — you will have successes and setbacks too. This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it.’

Proving that she’s as good as her word, Hillary Clinton officially returned to politics on Monday to further the cause.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Clinton revealed that she has launched her own Political Action Committee, Onwards Together.

Breaking the news to her 14.8 million Twitter followers, Hillary announced ‘We’re launching Onward Together to encourage people to get involved, organize and even run for office.' She continued: ‘More than ever, I believe citizen engagement is vital to our democracy. I’m so inspired by everyone stepping up to organize and lead.’

‘People across American have made their voices heard thanks to Invisible Team, and supported Swing Left’s efforts to take back the House. Color of Change is organizing for criminal justice reform, voter freedom, fairness and accuracy in media, and other racial justice issues. Emerge America is training diverse Democratic women candidates, and thousands of young people have signed up to Run For Something. Those are just a few of the groups Onwards Together will support, working with Gov Howard Dean and others – stay tuned for more to come.’

She concluded her Twitter announcement, ‘This year hasn’t been what I envisioned, but I know what I’m still fighting for: a kinder, big-hearted, inclusive America, Onward!’

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.