See what people have to say about giving America a raise.
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.
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.
For Keegan, #WhatRepealMeans is a return to the days when he could be denied coverage. #OFAction pic.twitter.com/OT6Zi3eaTp
— Stephen Cummings (@sssscummings) April 23, 2014
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.
Put the pressure on health care repealers
Show Congress #WhatRepealMeans.
Today there are more than 8 million Americans enrolled in private insurance through the marketplace, and millions more covered through Medicaid expansion and other aspects of health care reform.
So we've got one question: Do health care repealers in Congress still want to take that health care away?
Enough of this inaction
Volunteers tell representatives in the House to lead on comprehensive immigration reform.
Congress sacrifices up to $37 million dollars a day, simply by refusing to act on a bill that has already passed with bipartisan support in the Senate. That's unacceptable—and that's why OFA volunteers took action in 34 key districts on Saturday.
Forty-four senators vote against paycheck fairness
Last week the Senate failed to pass a bill that would help close the pay gap between women and men.
Apparently some members of Congress don't think addressing this issue is necessary. In fact, there are some people who don't believe a gender pay gap exists. But as President Obama said last week, "It’s not a myth, it’s math."
OFA volunteers honored as White House Champions of Change
Volunteers from Nevada and Arizona were honored by the White House earlier this month as two grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.
Two more clean energy victories in California
In the constant fight against climate change, it feels great to get news like this.
Climate change is a daunting problem, but by organizing and winning fights like this across the country, we can act on climate one community at a time.
Last month, we heard two great updates from our local campaigns in California to fight climate change by speeding up the switch to clean energy—energy that doesn’t create the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change.
Representative Paul Ryan's budget is an attack on the middle class
The average middle-income family with children would face a $2,000 tax hike.
A budget is more than just an economic blueprint. It's an outline of priorities and values—and Congressman Paul Ryan's budget makes his perfectly clear.
Speaker Boehner: Bring unemployment insurance to a vote
There's something happening on John Boehner's Facebook page right now.
Earlier this week the Senate passed a measure that would restore unemployment insurance to more than 2 million job seekers. Now, it's up to Speaker John Boehner to bring the measure to a vote in the house. More than 2,000 supporters have taken to Facebook to raise their voices, so Boehner knows what renewing unemployment benefits means to them and their communities.
Volunteers demand a #FairFutureNow on Equal Pay Day
Unless things change, the gender pay gap will continue to hold back families.
Today, women are the main breadwinner in a record-high 40% of households with children. When women earn less than their fair share, it hurts our families and it hurts our economy. It's time to stand with women everywhere by fighting for the right to equal pay for equal work.
Tuesday is Equal Pay Day
Women must work this far into the new year to match what men earned last year.
Women who work full-time earn, on average, just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Unless things change, that reality leaves women and their families a step behind in the pursuit of the American dream.