A message from President Obama: Raise your voice on climate change
Join the fight.
The President sent a message to OFA supporters asking for support in fighting climate change.
“I've never done anything so rewarding”
Meet Ashly—an OFA volunteer turned OFA fellow.
When I got the opportunity to be an OFA fellow, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and further my development with OFA’s training intensive programs and hands-on approach. And I was so right. It has been an amazing experience.
24 states are blocking millions from access to affordable care
If you care about health care reform, you need to share this.
OFA supporters across the country are joining in to expose the states with stubborn officials that are blocking access to affordable health care for millions of Americans.
May has been a month of incredible progress for equality
This month has been historic for marriage equality.
Here’s a recap of some amazing news from across the country.
Volunteers gathered signatures to demand a higher minimum wage
This petition is a chance to make our voices heard.
OFA volunteers across the country grabbed their clipboards and gathered petition signatures to call on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.
It’s time to bring home the bacon
The Bacon Awards were held in Kansas City for employers who understand the need to raise the minimum wage.
What better way for the land of barbecue and bacon to spotlight the issue and show our appreciation for business owners who fairly compensate their employees, than with awards made from actual bacon?
This is wrong, and this fight needs you
These lawmakers are playing politics, and their actions are hurting people.
One of the ways the Affordable Care Act provides better access to health care is by expanding Medicaid for millions of Americans. Two dozen states refused to do it, even though it could help their own people—all because they don't like Obamacare.
Your representative might need one of these postcards
It's a quick, easy thing to do—but this is an action that counts.
Since the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform, inaction in the House has cost our country nearly $12 billion. We know that these messages get seen by representatives and their staff. The more messages they get, the more momentum we'll build.
The House's inaction on comprehensive immigration reform is hurting my business
Sharifa Elaraj, a small-business owner, talks about how the House's inaction is costing her.
I joined this fight because as an immigrant and as an attorney, I believe that our undocumented brothers and sisters deserve a chance at the American dream, and as a small-business owner I know that every day we wait to fix our broken system is another day we threaten our communities’ small-business growth.
A climate change denier admits that it's time to act on climate
I emailed my member of Congress, and I was thrilled to receive this response.
I know that we won’t always agree on the solution to climate change, but when members of Congress can agree on the problem, that’s a start.
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.
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.
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?