What is OFA?

Organizing for Action is the grassroots movement built by millions of Americans to pass the agenda we voted for in 2012.

We are what we do.

Today, we're organizing to create jobs and strengthen the middle class, fix our broken immigration system, fight climate change, prevent gun violence, get the facts out about Obamacare, protect women’s rights, ensure marriage equality and push forward on even more issues.

No matter the issue, OFA works to ensure the voices of ordinary Americans are heard in Washington, while training the next generation of grassroots organizers that will keep fighting for change.

Are you in?

Gun Violence Prevention Petition Delivery

When Congress failed to act to prevent gun violence, OFA volunteers delivered a petition signed by more than 1.4 million Americans to tell Congress we won’t back down until they take action to protect our communities. Watch this video of the petition delivery.


OFA supporters in Texas joined thousands of members of their community to stand up against efforts to restrict access to women’s health. Together, they changed the conversation by raising their voices to defend women’s reproductive rights, bringing an important issue to the forefront of our national conversation.

Obamacare is working

OFA is helping Americans learn about how the Affordable Care Act works for them and how they can find affordable care through Obamacare.

Climate Denier Awards

Did you know there are more than 100 members of Congress who deny the science of climate change? OFA volunteers are calling out climate deniers and changing the conversation on climate.

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Thousands of Immigration Events

OFA volunteers have been at the forefront of the movement for comprehensive immigration reform, and we are now closer than we have been in decades to passing reform that will grow our economy and give undocumented youth and their families the chance to earn citizenship.

Across the country, OFA supporters are fighting for the issues that matter most to them—including marriage equality, education, better jobs, and middle class security.

Changing the debate

Since January 2013, Organizing for Action supporters have changed the debate on the issues that matter most.

Volunteers have organized thousands of grassroots events across the country. More than 3.6 million Americans have spoken out to make sure Congress knows where we stand—and we're being heard. We’re changing minds and changing votes in Congress.

See our impact »

A message from OFA Executive Director Jon Carson

I joined President Obama's campaign in 2007 because I was inspired by his belief that ordinary people have the power to change our country if we work together to get it done—that belief is at the core of why we built OFA.

The fights we care about are happening now. That's why millions of Americans have come together to finish what we started.

But Organizing for Action is not about me—it’s about you. It's about a community of people who are getting together to make change happen.

I’m thrilled to see what you can do.

Let's do this.

Statement of purpose: Organizing for Action is a nonprofit organization established to move forward the national agenda Americans voted for on Election Day 2012. OFA will advocate for these policies throughout the country and will mobilize citizens of all parties and diverse backgrounds to speak out for passage and effective implementation of these policies, including gun violence prevention, sensible environmental policies to address climate change and immigration reform among others. In addition, OFA will encourage the formation of chapters that will be dedicated at the grassroots level to this program, but also committed to identifying and working progressive change on a range of issues at the state and local level. In carrying out its work, OFA will operate as a "social welfare" organization within the meaning of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.