• Ken Salazar: Why we need a comprehensive approach to immigration reform

    It is past time for Congress to address the national security, legal, economic, and moral imperative of immigration reform.

    In 2006, Democrats and Republicans tried to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but came up short. This time, it's time to rise above petty politics and finish the job. read more »
    Immigration
  • Representative Smith looks for science in interesting places

    Smith denies climate change is happening on Earth—but he's not afraid to explore other planets.

    Here’s my question for Representative Smith: If 97% of scientists told you that there was life on other planets, would you believe them? Because 97% of scientists agree that man-made climate change is real and dangerous. read more »
    Climate Environment
  • Betting on the American worker

    A failure to extend unemployment insurance would be an unnecessary blow to our economy.

    Thanks to the determination of hard-working Americans, we have come so far in our economic recovery. This is precisely the time to show faith in those who are still fighting their way back from hardship, not pull the rug out from under them. read more »
    Economy and jobs
  • "I can go to the doctor again"

    I had been denied by insurance companies more times than I could count.

    I'm a small business owner who has struggled for years with a health insurance plan that was so bare-bones it barely existed. That will all change on January 1st—with a plan that costs less, includes free preventive care, and covers everything I need. read more »
    This Is Why Health Care
  • For Isaac, Obamacare means opportunity

    Before the Affordable Care Act, Isaac’s medical condition could have limited his health care options.

    Isaac is a typical five-year-old. He has a basket full of action figures, he’s into "Cars" and "Monsters, Inc.," and he loves to dance to “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)” with his sister and brother. But Isaac is also probably pretty different from most of the kids you know.


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    Health Care
  • Chicago stands with women

    Congresswomen Schakowsky and Kelly join OFA Illinois to launch a local stand with women program.

    OFA Illinois supporters gathered at Federal Plaza in Chicago last week to raise awareness of the issues affecting women across the country, including the victories of the Affordable Care Act.


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    Women
  • Looking for a leader on immigration in the House

    OFA calls on seven more lawmakers to act on reform.

    Today we're going public with the next seven names on our list of representatives who can play a key role in passing reform. These legislators have a choice: side with their constituents and be leaders on reform, or defend the broken status quo.

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    Immigration
  • "I really believe in this"

    For a small business owner in New York, Obamacare means better coverage, a bigger network, and serious savings.

    Jarred saw his family’s monthly health insurance premiums increase by double digits for each of the past four years, so he jumped at the chance to sign up for coverage on the new marketplace and he was thrilled to find a more comprehensive plan with a bigger network of doctors for less than he pays now. read more »
    This Is Why Health Care
  • Why I volunteer

    It's our job to make sure those we love have the facts they need to make smart choices.

    OFA volunteers hail from communities across the country, and each has a unique story and reason why they got involved. read more »
    Health Care
  • This Thanksgiving, remember the millions of Americans who struggle with hunger

    Slashing nutrition assistance programs harms hard-working Americans, children, veterans, and our economy.

    When someone says "Thanksgiving," many of us think of stuffing our faces with turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce as we sit around the table with our loved ones. But for the 49 million Americans who struggle with hunger, the holiday season only accentuates the reality of their situation. read more »
    Economic Security Economy and jobs
  • Standing in solidarity for immigration reform

    A group of activists has set up camp at the foot of the Capitol.

    The strength and bravery of the individuals on the National Mall right now stands in stark contrast to the stalling and foot dragging in the House of Representatives. Their activities on the ground have sparked solidarity across the country, and prompted visits from leaders as diverse as Vice President Joe Biden, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Representative Jeff Denham. read more »
    Immigration
  • Chatting about the minimum wage and women

    Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women.

    Women are increasingly the breadwinners for their families, which makes understanding which factors play a role in women’s economic security even more important. Last week, OFA's campaign manager for women's issues Kaili Lambe and Julie Vogtman from the National Women's Law Center got on Facebook to chat live with supporters. read more »
    Minimum Wage Economy and jobs Women
  • Who would you thank for climate action this Thanksgiving?

    Join the conversation on Twitter.

    Today OFA and climate activist groups across the country are all taking some time to tweet out some #ClimateThanks to people who deserve it. This is a moment to thank the people who have led or organized the efforts to tackle the threat of climate change. read more »
    Climate Environment