July 31, 2013
Contact: Seth Bringman

More than 10,000 Grassroots Donors Encourage Hillary to Run

With an Historic Number of Donors, Ready for Hillary Super PAC Reports $1.25 Million Haul

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, Ready for Hillary announced that more than 10,000 supporters have owned a piece of an historic grassroots effort to encourage Hillary to run for president. 75 percent of the contributions were $25.00 or less; 97 percent were $100.00 or less; 99 percent were $1,000.00 or less. Grassroots Hillary supporters from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American military bases throughout the world have made financial contributions to this movement, and 500 new donors were added in the last 24 hours.

"The Ready for Hillary movement began with a P.O. Box and two volunteers, and today it is more than a half million strong," said former Under Secretary of State and former California Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, a Ready for Hillary advisor. "From the beginning, this movement has been about the grassroots supporters across our country who are showing Hillary that she has an army of supporters behind her should she decide to run."

Tauscher became an advisor to Ready for Hillary shortly after the group’s staff noticed that she had made an unsolicited financial contribution at Also among the group’s grassroots contributors is a 14-year-old boy from Evansville, Indiana who sent a note to Ready for Hillary’s P.O. box with three one-dollar bills enclosed.

Ready for Hillary filed its biannual FEC report today, showing $1.25 million in contributions, $1 million of which was raised in June alone. Contributions ranged from $1.00 to $25,000.00. Ready for Hillary’s policy is to cap contributions at $25,000.00. The group sent its first fundraising solicitation on May 16 and launched its National Finance Council on May 29.

"New financial supporters – including more than 500 in the past 24 hours – are now constantly joining us at," noted Ready for Hillary Executive Director Adam Parkhomenko. "Every day, we are more and more overwhelmed by this outpouring of support, and every day we are aggressively investing these resources to expand the movement encouraging Hillary to run."

Three-quarters of the group’s expenditures to date have been devoted to build its digital program, growing a grassroots army of Hillary supporters encouraging her to run. That strategy is producing one new supporter every nine seconds.


Ready for Hillary is the nation’s premier independent group urging former Secretary of State Clinton to run for president in 2016. RFH is assembling an army of grassroots Hillary supporters who are sending a message that if she is ready to run for President, they are ready to support her. We believe that Hillary Clinton is the best qualified person to be President in 2016 and her historic election would build upon the progress of President Obama and continue to lead this country into the future.