Introducing Verrit: Media for the 65.8 Million
65,853,516 Americans voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, giving her a decisive popular vote victory over Donald Trump. Clinton’s voters came from all backgrounds and political persuasions; some supported other candidates in the primaries; but all had common interests and aspirations, among them a repudiation of what Trump’s campaign stood for.
The Clinton coalition remains strong and engaged. #StillWithHer is a widely-used hashtag that reflects a mindset and a mission: to fight for a future where love trumps hate, dignity overcomes division, equality and justice defeat extremism and bigotry.
Hillary Clinton faced relentless vilification, imbalanced media coverage, and foreign propaganda, yet still attracted more votes than any presidential candidate in history except Barack Obama in 2008.
With the essence of American democracy at stake, 65.8 million people saw through the lies and smears and made a wise, patriotic choice. But they continue to be marginalized and harassed. Verrit’s purpose is to become their trusted source of political information and analysis; to provide them (and anyone like-minded) sanctuary in a chaotic media environment; to center their shared principles; and to do so with an unwavering commitment to truth and facts.
Verrit can only grow with the help of those whose values it reflects and serves. We ask you to join us, sign up, spread the word, share your views, and together we can reject revisionism and tell our own story with integrity and honesty.
I can name thousands of people I connect with on Twitter who are #StillWithHer. Where is THEIR big media profile? Have they EVER had one?
Nobody seems to care how WE feel. People of color, women, seniors, the disabled, LGBTQ+ and others – we’re hurting.
— Leesa Brown (@ReasonVsFear) May 29, 2017
I am proud of my vote for Hillary. I passionately support her. According to the media, I don’t exist.
— Kelly Wallace (@kellyawallace) May 19, 2017
As a disabled person, I can tell you that Hillary Clinton was the BEST candidate in my lifetime for disability rights. But who cares, right?
— Annissa (@IDreamOnDemand) June 25, 2017
For the rest of my life, I’m going to call myself a “Hillary Clinton Democrat.” It’s a small way to try and get her some of her deserved due
— Jennifer (@leftyjennyc) August 9, 2017
“Yes, there are still ceilings to break—for women and men, for all Americans. But don’t let anyone tell you that great things can’t happen in America. Barriers can come down. Justice and equality can win. Our history has moved in that direction—slowly at times, but unmistakably—thanks to generations of Americans who refused to give up or back down.”
Hillary Clinton calls for unity during a speech in Brooklyn, New York, where she acknowledged that she will likely become the first female presidential nominee from a major U.S. political party.