Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and OFA supporters are taking action.
| Ebonee Dawson
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.
Last week, 24 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against acknowledging the existence of climate change.
| Ivan Frishberg, Climate Change Campaign Manager
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.
I was amazed by the plans on the new marketplace—and you could be too.
| Eva Juni
It's been a huge relief to know that I can now afford what I need to stay healthy, and to know that if anything happens I'm covered—all thanks to Obamacare. But getting here wasn't easy, and as anyone with a mental illness can tell you, it shouldn't ever have to be that hard.
We’re organizing to pass common-sense gun laws in our state.
| Colleen Bryan, Washington State Gun Violence Prevention Issue Organizer
OFA volunteers are teaming up with the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility to organize for Initiative 594, a common-sense measure to expand background checks for all gun sales. Seven in ten Washingtonians support the measure, but we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months to make sure it becomes law.
Taking a risk in business is one thing, but taking a risk with my health is not an option. Sure, my health will always be a factor in my life, but whose isn’t? The important thing is that it doesn’t define who I am, and it doesn’t dictate my choices. Because I’m covered, I can live the life I want to live, and that’s what matters.