• Be a part of this

    Ever wondered who the people of Organizing for Action are, or how to get involved? Watch this video to see the work people like you are read more »
  • "I can't do this alone"

    President Obama sent a quick note to his supporters this morning: I keep a to-do list in my desk. It's ambitious, but you and I didn't s read more »
  • Oklahoma

    We're all still stunned and saddened by the destructive tornadoes that hit Oklahoma yesterday. As the people of Moore and Newcastle grie read more »
  • 1.4 Million

    It took longer than expected, but this afternoon we finished counting: More than 1.4 million Americans signed our petition demanding exp read more »
  • Driving the news

    How do you quantify the work of thousands of volunteers fighting to reduce gun violence? There's no perfect way to measure the full impa read more »
  • It'd be a real shame if your name wasn't on this

    The gun lobby is pretty happy with itself.

    They succeeded in scaring members of Congress into voting against something that 90 percent of Americans—and 74 percent of NRA members—support. They like it the way things are, where the most powerful interest groups in Washington get to override the voices of millions of Americans.

    OFA will be the grassroots movement that counteracts that. We ... read more »
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  • Make your voice heard: Sign this petition today

    In 2009, my schoolmate Greg Robinson was in the backseat of a car returning home from a basketball game when someone with a gun opened fire. He died shielding his young cousins from gunfire.
    Greg wasn't a gang member—he was a 14-year-old who wanted to play basketball. He was quiet and kind, and that year, he was the 28th student in the Chicago ... read more »
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  • Here's proof that what we're doing is working

    Want proof that what OFA volunteers are doing is working? The senators who voted against expanding background checks are getting their poll numbers back since that vote—and they're not subtle. Check out how their approval ratings changed:

    • Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): Approval down four points, and disapproval up 11 points, for a net 15-point drop.
    • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): net approval drop: 16 ...
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  • Add your name—we'll personally deliver this petition

    Last week, 45 senators sided with the gun lobby and voted against expanding background checks for gun sales. I said then that we weren't going to forget—and that we weren't going to stop fighting until we get the job done. Today we're following through on that.

    Next week, we'll deliver an OFA petition to Congress demanding that they take common-sense ... read more »
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