• The latest from the National Organizing Summit

    "We're here today to see how we can step up the work we're doing."

    The National Organizing Summit is underway, and the crowd is fired up. Here's a look at the first half of the day.

    "Hearing from everyone has been really inspiring," said Sebastian from Colorado. "I'm sure the rest of the day is going to be the same! It's been a great experience."


    "One of the reasons why I'm here is it's really going to act as a motivator," said Gabrielle from Ohio. "We have a lot of stuff on our calendar for March. We're calling it March Madness."

    Trina from North Carolina is meeting up with her colleagues. "It's great to be able to be here and meet everybody that I've worked with online for so many months and to meet everybody face-to-face is amazing," she said.

    More than a dozen OFA-Tennessee volunteers drove or flew in for the event. Carl says he wants to learn tips on how to make Tennessee volunteer groups more cohesive, and Emma says she is looking forward to learning more best practices from other organizers.

    "It's been super inspiring to see everyone, hear their stories about how they got started with grassroots organizing," said Ashley from Colorado.


    "I make it a point never to miss the OFA Summits, starting with the Founders' Summit," said James from Missouri. "It's always a good thing to hear firsthand what's going on with OFA. I like to hear it firsthand and take the information back to my team."

    OFA volunteers will hear from grassroots leaders, Executive Director Jon Carson, and President Obama later today. Follow the #ActionSummit on Twitter, and find out how to get involved in organizing in your community.

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