• 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
  • What minimum wage means to me

    Gina was once a successful school teacher, but now she struggles to make ends meet with a low-wage job.

    I am 56 years old, and I make $8.75 per hour. That's an improvement on my previous job, where I made just $7.60, but it's still barely enough to survive. Once I was an elementary school teacher, living comfortably with benefits. Now I can barely afford to eat or pay my bills.

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    Minimum Wage Economy and jobs
  • Put your name in the permanent record, alongside mine

    More than 8 million people signed up for health care through the marketplace, because of what you did.

    I was in the room, only a few yards away, when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. It's still one of the proudest moments of my life. That kind of lasting change that would help millions of people is why I got into this line of work in the first place. read more »
    Health Care
  • What repeal really means

    OFA volunteers made sure their representatives know why health care reform matters.

    Despite the fact that millions of people are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, some members of Congress have spent the past few years trying to repeal it. We can't let that happen.

    OFA volunteers across the country won’t stand by and let their representatives act this way.

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    Day of Action Health Care
  • There's one fewer climate change denier in Congress

    Congressman Grimm acknowledges the reality of climate change.

    As frustrated as it's been to see more than 130 members of Congress deny the basic science of climate change, we now have a reason to celebrate: Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-11) has now joined the conversation on climate. read more »
    Climate