Use the resources & tools below to start making a difference in your community today on the issues you care about. When you're done, be sure to come back and let us know how it went.
Action Host Guides
Choose what action you would like to take, and download the host guide to ensure a successful event
House Meetings Guide
No matter which issues you care about and what action you take, you'll be more effective--and have more fun--when you get local supporters to take part with you. Often the best way to start is with a house meeting, where you can invite people who are interested in learning more about a topic, brainstorm plans together, and get firm commitments from people who are interested in taking action.
Organizing an Issue Advocacy Event
Choose a date, time, and location for your event, and create an online listing.
Writing Letters to the Editor
A letter to the editor is a short letter to a local newspaper or publication that gives your opinion on an issue and calls on your lawmakers or fellow community members to take action.
"Pledge to Call" Drives
Any lawmaker will tell you that the biggest factor in the decisions they make is what their constituents care about and are requesting of them. Congressional representatives and Senators receive dozens and sometimes hundreds of calls and letters to their offices daily, urging them to support or oppose issues being debated in Congress. Use this guide to organize local supporters to contact their lawmakers on the issues you care most about.
Sign On Guide
Petitions are one of the best and easiest ways to raise awareness and build support for an issue in your community. Download this pdf for a few tips and tricks for successful petition signature gathering.
Sign these petitions to inform your lawmakers where you stand on these important issues. Once you're done share these with others.
Phone calls are the best way to confirm your guests. Keep calling until you get your guest to pick up--leave a message if you have to, but tell them in your message when you'll call back.
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Fact Sheet
Immigration has always been a part of the American story. We are a nation of immigrants, but also a nation of laws. For too long, our immigration system has been broken--11 million undocumented immigrants live in constant uncertainty outside the system, employers are free to exploit the system, and our broken system can't keep up with the demands of our economic growth. Now, we have a historic chance to fix all of that.
Obamacare Fact Sheet
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, builds on what works in our health care system and fixes what is broken. The law, which President Obama signed on March 23, 2010, puts in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage. It gets rid of the worst insurance industry practices. Fundamentally, it puts families first and gives them a more secure future.
President Obama's Climate Plan
President Obama has said that we must respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. He called on Congress to take action, but made it clear that if they won't act, he will.
Gun Violence Prevention Fact Sheet
Background checks are the only systematic way to stop felons, domestic abusers and the dangerously mentally ill from buying firearms.
Economy Fact Sheet
While Congress delays and engages in petty political games, President Obama has pledged to do everything in his powers to keep the country moving forward on the economic issues that matter most to middle-class Americans: creating new, quality jobs right here at home and providing the security that allows families to plan for their futures and pass on a stronger country for their children.
Stand With Women Fact Sheet
OFA is working to advance women’s economic opportunity and security and to protect women’s rights. From promoting pay equity to supporting free preventive care, we will continue to stand with women and fight for their economic security, for women’s leadership, and for their ability to make their own health decisions no matter where they live.
Attendee Sign In
Your guests are important to OFA, and we want to know who they are. Fill out their information in the fields below--it's easy and quick to enter everyone!
We want to hear from you
Take a few minutes to answer the following questions and let us know how your event went.
Share Your Story
Every volunteer, every supporter, and every donor has their own story to tell about what motivates them to volunteer with OFA. We want to know what you're fighting for. Share your story on why you're volunteering -- and add your voice to the conversation.Tell your story
Letter to the Editor
A letter to the editor (LTE) is a short letter to a local newspaper or publication that gives your opinion on an issue, and calls on your lawmakers or fellow community members to take action.Find a publication