• 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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  • An embarrassing video

    Right now, way too many lawmakers in Washington flat-out refuse to face the facts when it comes to climate change.

    We're never going to make real progress on this issue unless members of Congress get serious. Instead, some of them have made a habit of publicly mocking it. We thought it was time to call them out for denying what's basic science:

    The ... read more »
  • Hold your senator accountable

    Last week, 45 senators decided to stand with the gun lobby, blocking a bill to expand background checks—a measure that 90% of Americans support. They were hoping you weren't paying attention.

    OFA supporters across the country are holding their senators accountable today—if you live in one of the states below, your senator needs to hear directly from you, one of the people ... read more »
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  • OFA volunteers thank John McCain ... and he thanks them back

    Organizing for Actions volunteers thank Senator John McCain for his support of comprehensive background checks for commercial gun sales. Photo by Jerry Burch

    Organizing for Action volunteers in Phoenix gathered on Saturday with mixed emotions. We’d held over a dozen events and delivered thousands of petitions asking our senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, to support comprehensive background checks for gun sales. We were ... read more »
  • I can't get over this

    A few months ago, I shared my story about my dad, Reuven, who was killed this past September in a mass shooting in Minneapolis. Since then, I've been fighting every single day to reduce gun violence, so no one else ever has to grieve like I did.

    When the Senate defeated a bill that would expand background checks last week, I just couldn't ... read more »
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  • Gun violence legislation put on hold in the Senate to build support

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced from the floor of the Senate today that he will postpone further debate on gun legislation until background check legislation has the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.
    "This debate is not over. In fact, this fight is just beginning," Reid said on the floor. "I've spoken with the president. He and I agree that the best ...
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  • What do you have to say to Congress?

    Yesterday, 45 senators chose to ignore their constituents and stand with the gun lobby. And because of Senate rules, this minority was able to stand in the way of a bipartisan measure to expand background checks for gun sales. A lot of people are reading the headlines today and wondering how these senators had the nerve to get up there—right in front of victims ... read more »
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  • Shameful

    Despite overwhelming public support, yesterday the Senate voted to block common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. This was President Obama's response.

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  • We keep fighting

    As President Obama just said, "This was a pretty shameful day for Washington." A majority of senators stood with more than 90 percent of read more »
  • Call your senators today

    The Senate is expected to vote today on expanding background checks for gun sales—a measure that would go a long way toward reducing gun violence and making our communities safer. Our senators are debating right now, and we expect the vote to be very close—now is the time to speak up.

    Can you pick up the phone right now and call the Capitol ... read more »
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  • Postponed: National Call Day

    Due to the events at the Boston Marathon today, we are postponing tomorrow's National Call Day on gun violence prevention. We'll update read more »
  • Pledge to call the Senate on Tuesday

    This week, the U.S. Senate is getting ready to vote on a bill that would go a long way toward preventing gun violence and making our com read more »
  • Become a founding member

    Organizing for Action is staring down our first quarterly fundraising deadline—ever. After March 31st, we'll have a record of the foundi read more »