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Training the next generation of digital leaders

The first of four tracks of the OFA Professional Fellowship has come to an end. Get the inside scoop on the journey—and what comes next

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  • 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.

  • Get the facts: Read the OFA Truth Team Digest

    The economy, paid-leave, Iran, and more. Here's a round up of some of last week's news.

    A handful of important stories from last week that you don't want to miss.

    No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.

  • 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.


  • Showing the world how amazing women are

    This is my story of how I joined OFA and made it a personal mission to show the world what women can accomplish.

    When I learned about the gender wage gap, I was outraged. Now I'm empowered.

  • An important anniversary for women's rights

    Today is the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

    To my grandmother, Evelyn, and to all of those who fought for women's rights: Thank you. To all of us who carry their torch forward, now is not the time to let up.

  • 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.

  • Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest

    The Clean Power Plan, Medicaid, and paid sick leave—oh my! Here's a round up of last week's top news.

    Read some important stories from the week that you don't want to miss.

    No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.

  • 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.

  • Marching for clean power

    Read how a group of organizers set out to change the hearts and minds of the American people on climate change.

    Supporters like Jon Jorgenson marched from California to Washington, D.C., to encourage people to take action on climate change in their communities.

  • 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!

  • OFA volunteers are making a difference in the fight to raise the wage

    It’s been nearly six years since the minimum wage was last raised. Join the fight to move this issue forward.

    While our economy has made incredible progress over the past few years, the federal minimum wage has remained the same. In fact, as of July 24, it hasn’t been raised in six years.

    We need to push for an economy that gives everyone—not just a few at the top—a chance to succeed.

    OFA volunteers have been organizing in support of reform in their own communities and are working to spread the message about how crucial it is to raise the minimum wage.

  • An update on the fight for immigration reform

    We're not where we need to be on the issue—here's why.

    Rewind to June of 2013: The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to reform our broken immigration system, but despite support from many members of the House of Representatives, Speaker Boehner refused to bring it up for a vote. Fast forward to today—here's where the issue stands.

    On Friday, July 10th, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for and against President Obama's actions to reform our broken immigration system, and in a few weeks they'll decide whether or not those actions can move forward.

  • Speak up for better overtime protections

    President Obama's proposal will extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers.

    Paying people fairly for the work they do is a pretty basic principle. But over the last few decades, fewer and fewer workers have been protected.

    Even as our economy has recovered from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression—with 64 consecutive months of private-sector job growth—wages for middle class Americans haven’t kept up with our growing economy and productivity.

    That's in large part because our overtime rules are way out of date.