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Today, history was made as bans against same-sex marriage were struck down nationwide.

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  • 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.

    The 2015 OFA Climate 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

    Today was a good day for millions of Americans—but opponents of health care reform won't just stop now.

    Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defendants in the King v. Burwell case, effectively upholding subsidies that make health care affordable and accessible to millions of Americans who would otherwise be uninsured.

    But there are those who will stop at nothing to roll back the progress we've made.

    Let's take a moment to celebrate—and then keep working to help millions more get covered.

    Stand with the team working to expand, not restrict, access to health care.

  • Win a trip to Hawaii

    How about a Hawaiian vacation—on OFA?

    The truth is organizing is happening everywhere. Hawaii is one of the states making great strides on progressive issues. Celebrate that progress in person—enter today to win a free trip.

  • Proud to fight

    "The fact that we've come so far is exactly why we can't let up now."

    After years of struggles, setbacks, and resistance, we are making progress towards winning the fight for LGBT equality. But there's still more to do.

  • "It was the honor of a lifetime"

    Meet Jennifer, an OFA fellow who got to introduce the President

    I've seen a lot of dreams made real since I started organizing, but as the daughter of two immigrants, nothing compares to how I felt watching my father pass pass his citizenship exam. That feeling is something I want others to experience, and it's what drives me to learn more and get better as a community organizer.

    Being an OFA fellow has allowed me to channel my inspiration from the stories of great leaders—and to meet one of those I most admire.

  • Five stories you don’t want to miss this week

    The latest edition of the Truth Team digest

    Five of the biggest news stories from the past week you won't want to miss:

    • The U.S. economy continues on the right track, adding 223,000 new jobs in April.
    • A new study shows the Affordable Care Act is responsible for a dramatic expansion of insurance coverage.
    • Here's a great take-down of some of the biggest climate change myths.
    • The President's Clean Power Plan could save thousands of lives each year.
    • Cutting NASA’s earth science budget is a real threat—and it affects all of us.
    Check them out, and make sure to pass them along.

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


  • Yumi believes in DREAMers

    Working with OFA helped her realize the power of we.

    Yumi is familiar with the experience of being an immigrant—her passion for helping DREAMers stems from painful periods in her own life. Read her story.

  • Here are some articles you don’t want to miss

    The latest edition of the Truth Team Digest

    This time, we bring you five recent news stories that answer the following questions:

    • Why does the President's trade policy matter?
    • How would a decline in U.S. science spending threaten our economy and security?
    • Why did the Transportation Secretary say our system is “in a huge ditch"?
    • What would it be like if you made a bunch of negative predictions about the President's policies and none of them actually came to pass?
    • What's President Obama's best case for taking immediate action on climate change?

  • Meet Peggy

    Here's how one great organizer is making a difference in Utah.

    Everyone gets their start in organizing through a unique set of circumstances. For Peggy, that new direction wasn't an expected one—but now, she has no plans of going back.

  • Some great articles you may have missed last week

    The latest edition of the Truth Team Digest

    Some news stories you won't want to miss:

    • Why does equal pay matter? Find out here.
    • What would happen if opponents actually repealed the Affordable Care Act
    • In its first 100 days, Congress tried really hard to undermine energy and environmental laws.
    • What does gun violence in America really cost? Here are 16 charts to show you the numbers.
    Check these stories out, and be sure to pass them along.

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

  • Purr-fect inspiration

    One organizer's story about finding inspiration to be part of the fight for change

    Everyone has a unique way they get involved—this is mine.