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  • The cost of inaction is just too high

    Volunteers mobilize to pressure key House members on immigration reform.

    Some members of the House think they can get away with ignoring the need for immigration reform. OFA volunteers are mobilizing to remind them that doing so has a real cost.

  • OFA-Illinois to Sen. Kirk: Don't leave Americans out in the cold

    Senator Mark Kirk broke his promise to restore unemployment insurance benefits.

    Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) went back on his word when he voted against reinstating unemployment insurance benefits for long-term unemployed Americans. Now, OFA is letting him know that he made the wrong choice for Americans—and for Illinoisans.

  • The next generation of progressive organizers is here

    OFA's 2014 Spring Fellows program kicked off last weekend.

    More than 1,700 people were accepted to take part in the the OFA Spring Fellows program. For the next three months, they'll recruit volunteers, plan local events, coordinate issue campaigns—and then use all of that hands-on experience to change the world.

  • No drama this time: Congress agreed to pay the bills

    President Obama and the American people have sent a clear message: You don't get a ransom for doing your job.

    The games some members of Congress played in October—shutting down our government and threatening default over a list of partisan demands—are not being repeated this time. Americans spoke their mind, and Speaker Boehner got the message.

  • Addressing sexual violence on campus

    President Obama recently created a task force to address sexual assault on college campuses. Read why this is a huge step forward for young men and women.

    President Obama is redoubling efforts in 2014 to address sexual assault—specifically those that occur on college campuses. Read more, and then say you Stand with Women.

  • In my eyes, Obamacare literally saved my life

    I was able to stay on my parents insurance to get the care I needed.

    I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011, when I was 23 years old. Luckily, the Obamacare provision that allows children to stay on their parents insurance until they turn 26 had gone into effect one month before I would have aged off my parents' insurance—and two months before I was diagnosed.

  • What it's like to meet the President

    I didn't think I'd win either... until I did.

    Anyone who adds their name to help with the final push on health care enrollment is automatically eligible to win. Chances are, you were probably planning to help out anyway. This is a pretty amazing bonus.

  • Want to meet President Obama?

    Say you'll join the push for health care in the final weeks of enrollment.

    What if you could help your friends and neighbors get the health care they need, and have President Obama personally thank you? That could happen.

  • Taking a stand with women for economic security for all families

    Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and OFA supporters are taking action.

    Following the President's State of the Union address, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to OFA supporters about workplace policies that would make sure all of America's women and families have a fair shot at success.

  • Science doesn’t belong in legislation! (...according to a few members of Congress)

    Last week, 24 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against acknowledging the existence of climate change.

    Now obviously, 24 House committee members burying their heads in the sand doesn’t stop climate change from existing. But the longer that lawmakers ignore the basic science on climate change, the longer it will be before Congress takes meaningful action to reverse its harmful effects.

  • Dialing for immigration reform

    Supporters make sure Congress knows the cost of inaction.

    In living rooms, cafes, and kitchen tables around the nation, OFA volunteers are answering President Obama’s call to make 2014 a “year of action.”

  • Stand up for women's access to health care

    Just hours before the State of the Union, the House passed this bill.

    This is what some members of the House of Representatives were up to just hours before President Obama took the podium to talk about jobs and creating a stronger middle class.