This is what happened when the other side tried to hamper local efforts to combat climate change.
| Kyoko Takayama, OFA California volunteer
This summer, the California State Assembly considered a measure that would have gutted community choice legislation, creating roadblocks to cities and counties that want to do the right thing on climate change by switching to clean energy. That's when supporters in California swung into action.
The longest day of the year is the perfect time to raise awareness about the benefits of solar power.
| Rhiannon Carty
On the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—hundreds of clean energy supporters across the country got together to inform people of the facts on solar power and encourage them to be a part of the growing movement. From tweeting to identifying places that could benefit from solar, volunteers got the word out that it’s time to #PutSolarOnIt.
When I got the opportunity to be an OFA fellow, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and further my development with OFA’s training intensive programs and hands-on approach. And I was so right. It has been an amazing experience.
Volunteers tell representatives in the House to lead on comprehensive immigration reform.
| Alex Woodward
Congress sacrifices up to $37 million dollars a day, simply by refusing to act on a bill that has already passed with bipartisan support in the Senate. That's unacceptable—and that's why OFA volunteers took action in 34 key districts on Saturday.
Volunteers from Nevada and Arizona were honored by the White House earlier this month as two grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.
| Katie Dixon
Being honored by the White House is no small recognition—but if you ask Pam Simon or Teresa Crawford what it feels like to be named a Champion of Change, they'll be the first to say this award is about their community, not them.
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