• It’s time to bring home the bacon

    The Bacon Awards were held in Kansas City for employers who understand the need to raise the minimum wage.

    What better way for the land of barbecue and bacon to spotlight the issue and show our appreciation for business owners who fairly compensate their employees, than with awards made from actual bacon?


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    Organizing Minimum Wage Economy and jobs
  • This is wrong, and this fight needs you

    These lawmakers are playing politics, and their actions are hurting people.

    One of the ways the Affordable Care Act provides better access to health care is by expanding Medicaid for millions of Americans. Two dozen states refused to do it, even though it could help their own people—all because they don't like Obamacare. read more »
    Health Care
  • Your representative might need one of these postcards

    It's a quick, easy thing to do—but this is an action that counts.

    Since the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform, inaction in the House has cost our country nearly $12 billion. We know that these messages get seen by representatives and their staff. The more messages they get, the more momentum we'll build. read more »
    Immigration
  • The House's inaction on comprehensive immigration reform is hurting my business

    Sharifa Elaraj, a small-business owner, talks about how the House's inaction is costing her.

    I joined this fight because as an immigrant and as an attorney, I believe that our undocumented brothers and sisters deserve a chance at the American dream, and as a small-business owner I know that every day we wait to fix our broken system is another day we threaten our communities’ small-business growth.

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    Immigration
  • This really gets my goat

    When asked about climate change, here's what Marco Rubio said.

    For Senator Rubio's home state of Florida, this isn't an academic question. Miami is one of the American cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels—they've already risen eight inches since 1870, and it's speeding up. A recent report said they could rise another two feet by 2060.Despite all that, Senator Rubio denies the science behind climate change.

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    Climate Video
  • The story of an immigrant—my father

    Nora tells the story of a chemist who worked on the Apollo Space Program.

    I arrived in this country in January 1969 with my mother, my brother, and a stack of my favorite books. Six months after we arrived, on July 20, 1969, I came home from school and watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on a little black-and-white television set we'd bought secondhand from the previous tenants.

    The picture was grainy and the sound garbled, but I distinctly remember my excitement, and the words “One giant leap for mankind.” I had picked up enough English by then to understand some of the broadcast, though not all of it. Only later did I learn that my dad worked for a company that helped make that amazing story available to the entire world. read more »
    Immigration
  • Let’s play a little game of “Did you know?”

    Did you know OFA is standing with women on issues like fair pay, child care, and paid leave?

    Did you know women are the main breadwinners in a record-high 40% of households with children today?

    Did you know today's workplace policies too often don't reflect that reality?

    And did you know that lack of access to high-quality, affordable child care and early childhood education threatens the economic security of women and working families? read more »
    Economy and jobs Women
  • Organizing for climate action

    Hundreds of volunteers gathered for "Years of Living Dangerously" watch parties nationwide—and called on their representatives to act on climate change.

    Take a sneak peek into how volunteers are firing up supporters to act on climate change.

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    Day of Action Climate
  • Watch Wilmer Valderrama tell his immigration story

    Wilmer believes in the American dream, and now he's fighting for immigration reform.

    Actor Wilmer Valderrama’s family came from Venezuela to the United States. He recently recorded a short video with OFA to tell the story about why he’s fighting for immigration reform.

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    Immigration Video
  • Meet the new face of inaction

    There's a fresh face standing in the way of comprehensive immigration reform.

    It's time to let House Majority Leader Eric Cantor know the cost of inaction on immigration reform.

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    Immigration
  • The White House's initiative to end sexual assault on campus

    A new PSA and website released this week are part of the White House effort to end sexual violence on college campuses.

    One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are most likely to be assaulted by someone they know. read more »
    Women