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OFA’s 13 favorite LGBT organizing moments in 2013

From the end of DOMA to the Senate's passage of ENDA, this was quite a year for marriage equality and LGBT rights.

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  • OFA's 13 favorite #ActOnClimate organizing moments of 2013

    97% of scientists believe climate change is real and man-made—this year OFA volunteers worked to make sure Congress is listening.

    In 2013, OFA volunteers delivered unicorn statues, called out climate deniers, and helped educate their communities in order to change the debate on climate change. Take a look at our 13 favorite climate organizing moments of 2013, as chosen by organizers themselves.

  • The story of ice

    The scientific reality of climate change will affect humanity for generations to come.

    We are in this together—as the human race—and we still have time to make a difference.

  • Introducing OFA's Digital Fellowship program

    Move to Chicago, make some friends, learn from the best, change the world.

    "How do I start a career in digital organizing with a progressive organization?" If that's your question, this is your answer.

  • What Congress did

    Both parties came together to pass a bipartisan budget deal.

    We've come a long way in the ten weeks since House leaders let an extreme minority shut down the government. That's because of you.

  • The real story of the Affordable Care Act

    We all have a health care story to tell. Here's mine.

    Accidents happen to everyone. Life throws us curve-balls. We're all just patients with "pre-existing conditions" waiting to happen.

    That was until the the protections put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Now, Americans with pre-existing conditions can no longer be discriminated against or left to fend for themselves.

  • The final six

    Here are the last six representatives on OFA's list of House members who need to lead on comprehensive immigration reform.

    Immigration reform is an urgent issue, but these representatives have so far chosen not to act. All they have to do is demand a vote.


  • OFA volunteers stand with Newtown

    On the one-year anniversary of Newtown, Americans honored the victims of gun violence.

    On this solemn day, communities throughout the nation came together to remember the futures lost—and the futures we must commit to protect.

  • Las Vegas stands with women

    Women share their stories of leadership.

    More than 25 leaders from across Southern Nevada gathered at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas recently for a roundtable discussion on women in leadership.


  • "This is great"

    More Americans write in support for Obamacare

    You can join this fight and make sure your friends and family know how to sign up for the coverage and care they deserve.

  • Do one thing today in honor of Newtown

    Send a simple message: We are Newtown.

    What happened a year ago hit so many of us so hard because it forced us to realize that no community is immune to the threat of such a tragedy. In that way, we are all Newtown.

  • The auto industry is back

    In December, General Motors bought back its final shares of stock from the Treasury Department—ending an auto rescue that saved 1.5 million jobs.

    In 2009, President Obama said "I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it." We didn't. November was the best single month for U.S. auto sales in nearly seven years.

  • “It was kind of like online shopping”

    After going almost eight months without coverage, this 26-year old recent law school graduate found a plan that covers what she needs, at a price she can afford.

    Rosetta, a self-described coupon-cutter, does her shopping online, because “Who has time to go to the store?” She took that same approach to health insurance, and found a plan for less than $40 a month.

  • Pollution isn't free

    Carbon comes at a cost.

    Right now, some climate change deniers are claiming that there’s no cost to carbon emissions—the dangerous pollution that causes climate change. But the science is clear: There is a cost. Here are just a few examples.

  • Why I volunteer: The Affordable Care Act

    Insurance companies are no longer allowed to discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions.

    In 2009, I was surprised and dismayed when my husband and I were denied health insurance. I had heard of people losing health coverage due to cancer and other life threatening conditions, but arthritis in an index finger?

  • Fighting for urgency on immigration reform

    We're going public with six more representatives who can stand up and be leaders on immigration reform.

    We've accomplished a great deal this year—including passing a bill through the Senate— but our work won't be done until comprehensive immigration reform is law.

  • Getting the word out: Be covered on the first

    This holiday season OFA volunteers are talking to their communities to make sure their friends and neighbors get covered.

    Folks from Georgia to California took part in a nationwide day of action to talk to their neighbors about signing up for health insurance by the December 23rd deadline. Take a look at how it went—and be on the look out for a holiday surprise from Santa.