President Obama: Stand up for women's rights
The President sent a message to OFA supporters about the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Check it out.
On Women's Equality Day, the President sent a reminder of how far we've come and how far we still have to go in the fight for progress and equality.
"Everything I learned in the last four weeks I will use for the rest of my life."
The second track of the OFA Professional Fellowship just finished up—and these professional-grade trainers are already making things happen.
After four weeks of online courses, professional fellows from the Training Management track convened in Chicago to put their newly acquired skills to the test by helping to run the annual Train-the-Trainer workshop for OFA volunteer leaders.
There's no better time to fight than now
As an intern at OFA, I've come to realize the importance of sharing my voice
Just as OFA empowers thousands of people across the country to take action on issues close to their hearts, OFA has also empowered me to take the first steps to create change on issues that matter to me.
Join the conversation on Iran—add your name
Everyone's talking about the Iran deal. Here's why it's so critical for you to stay informed.
Earlier this month, the United States and its international partners finalized an agreement with Iran crafted to prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Many leading scientists and non-proliferation experts have already spoken up in support of the agreement, but the conversation is far from over.
The heated rhetoric about this deal started before it was even finalized. Stay informed and add your voice to the conversation.
Fulfilling the promise—one volunteer at a time
OFA’s Fulfilling the Promise program was created by volunteers to make sure everyone has access to the tools and training necessary to make their voices heard—no matter their level of resources.
OFA volunteers in underserved communities are making sure everyone has the opportunity to learn how to organize.
Read how some chapters are learning to increase the impact of their work by hosting events near public transportation, providing a space for children to be supervised, holding events in the evenings to accommodate those who need to work during the day, and using other methods to give everyone a chance to learn the skills they need to take action.
Support fair overtime protections
President Obama's proposal to update overtime protections would benefit millions of Americans in the workforce—especially women.
Working overtime means spending time away from families and kids.
That’s a real sacrifice, and it’s only fair that the parents that do so are fairly compensated.
Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced a proposal to update overtime rules. Read how the proposal would impact nearly five million additional American workers and what OFA supporters are doing to help.
President Obama: Show your support for the Clean Power Plan
The President sent a message to OFA supporters to stand with state leaders who are acting on climate.
This week, the EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan—the single most important step we've ever taken in fighting global climate change.
Now the plan moves to the states.
Read President Obama's message to OFA supporters about how this plan marks a crucial step forward, why state-by-state leadership matters, and why your support can make a difference.
Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest
Read the latest on LGBT rights, a drop in jobless claims, and more
It's been a busy week in the news. Stay up-to-date with four stories that are easy to read and even easier to share.
Check out the latest on LGBT rights, a notable drop in jobless claims, and more.
No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.
Changing the conversation on climate
You don’t have to be a policy expert to make a difference. OFA volunteers are learning to make an impact in their own communities.
You don’t have to be a decision maker to make a difference.
You don’t have to be a policy expert to take action.
The 2015 OFA Climate Leaders Summit demonstrated that climate change is an issue for everyone. This isn’t an exclusive club; everyone can contribute in a unique and deliberate way.
And that's true for any issue. You can start learning how to organize at any age and any skill level.
Nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day
One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens. That's a challenge for America, but it's one our country can and should meet.
Nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.
That works out to more than a quarter million each month.
One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens.
That's a challenge for America, but it's one our country can and should meet.
We must build on the progress we've already made to make sure that we safeguard the opportunity to retire for every American.
Training organizers in the digital age
Read how OFA is bringing digital organizing to volunteers across the country.
Digital platforms are some of the most powerful tools organizers have at their disposal, and OFA is training the next generation of volunteers how to use them effectively.
As a part of OFA's inaugural Professional Fellowship, participants are also learning how to plan and develop an effective digital campaign.
Follow along on Twitter by checking out #OFAFellows, and learn more about the OFA Professional Fellowship. Applications are open for the Campus Organizing Management Track through August 1st!