OFA's 2014 Spring Fellows program kicked off last weekend.
| Nick Edwards
More than 1,700 people were accepted to take part in the the OFA Spring Fellows program. For the next three months, they'll recruit volunteers, plan local events, coordinate issue campaigns—and then use all of that hands-on experience to change the world.
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.
OFA volunteers hit the streets to make sure folks know how to be covered on February 1st.
| Debra Cohen
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans can now get a better deal on health insurance. Last weekend, OFA volunteers set out to make sure folks in their community got the facts they needed to #GetCovered.
When you are battling a chronic illness, knowing you have insurance gives you peace of mind.
| Sarah Conklin, OFA Volunteer
Before the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance market was a place where consumers had almost no voice—illnesses or accidents could mean financial and personal ruin. I'm proud that our country is moving forward to correct what was so obviously wrong.
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