January 7, 2014
Contact: Seth Bringman

Ready for Hillary Raises Over $4 Million from 33,361 Donors in 2013

Resources Will Help Grow Grassroots Army; Expand Capacity Online and On the Ground

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the national grassroots organization Ready for Hillary announced it raised more than $4 million in 2013 thanks to contributions from 33,631 Americans.

Ready for Hillary’s next FEC report, which will be filed later this month, will show the group more than doubled the $1.25 million it raised during the first reporting period. Moreover, the group brought in more than 25,000 new contributors during the second half of 2013, three-and-a-half times the number of contributors from the first six months of the year.

“Thanks to the groundswell of enthusiasm for Hillary’s potential run and the steadfast commitment of our supporters, we have exceeded our goals and are ahead of schedule in raising the funds necessary to build a grassroots army that can be activated the moment Hillary makes a decision,” said Ready for Hillary Executive Director Adam Parkhomenko. “This movement is unprecedented – not because of our staff but because of our supporters – and we will continue to build capacity across the country to put Hillary in the strongest position possible should she decide to run.”

Parkhomenko added, “Every contribution, no matter how small, is critical because those resources are immediately reinvested in list-building, digital advertising and on-the-ground organizing to make sure that if Hillary decides to jump in the race, she will have as many supporters as possible lined up from the beginning and ready to help her win.”

Ready for Hillary believes it has more contributors than all other presidential super PACs ever, combined. Contributions ranged from $1 to the group’s voluntary maximum contribution of $25,000, with an average contribution of $82. Ninety-eight percent of contributions were $100 or less. 17,988 contributions were for exactly $20.16, the ticket price for the group’s many grassroots fundraising events across the country. Ready for Hillary received financial contributions from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, as well as financial support from Americans abroad and military service members across the world.

In addition to the group’s fundraising figures, the group achieved the following grassroots milestones in 2013: 1.5 million Facebook supporters; 600,000 signatures on our pledge; 250,000 bumper stickers shipped to all corners of the country; and supporting Hillary-endorsed candidates Terry McAuliffe and Bill de Blasio in their successful races.


With more than one-and-a-half million supporters, Ready for Hillary is encouraging former Secretary of State Clinton to run for president in 2016. Ready for Hillary is assembling an army of grassroots supporters and sending a message that if she is ready to run for president, we are ready to support her. We believe Hillary Clinton is the best qualified person to be president in 2016 and that her historic election would build upon the progress of President Obama and continue to lead this country into the future.