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The OFA Fellows program creates leaders and difference-makers.

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  • We made history, but we're not stopping there

    I have one question for you: Are you in?

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers across the country, 10 million people gained health coverage during the marketplace’s first annual open enrollment period—including my daughter.

  • One year later

    What happened last October, what OFA did to make sure it didn't again.

    Think back at what was happening exactly one year ago today. You're the reason we're not going back.

  • Walking the walk at the St. Louis climate march

    As hundreds of thousands marched all over the world, OFA volunteers brought the fight against climate change to their community.

    OFA's St. Louis chapter partnered with regional climate advocacy organizations to put together one of the city's largest climate events ever.

  • Getting ready for the next big health care moment

    The second open enrollment period for Obamacare starts November 15th—and these volunteers are ready for it.

    With less than two months to go, volunteer leaders gathered in Chicago to talk strategy and trade best practices in a two-day intensive training.

  • Californians fought for clean energy choices—and won

    This is what happened when the other side tried to hamper local efforts to combat climate change.

    This summer, the California State Assembly considered a measure that would have gutted community choice legislation, creating roadblocks to cities and counties that want to do the right thing on climate change by switching to clean energy. That's when supporters in California swung into action.

  • It’s time to #PutSolarOnIt

    The longest day of the year is the perfect time to raise awareness about the benefits of solar power.

    On the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—hundreds of clean energy supporters across the country got together to inform people of the facts on solar power and encourage them to be a part of the growing movement. From tweeting to identifying places that could benefit from solar, volunteers got the word out that it’s time to #PutSolarOnIt.

  • Volunteers mobilize to support new EPA regulations

    The President is taking historic action to make sure our children and communities have a healthy future—and volunteers are taking action to help get the word out.

    Check out highlights from OFA's day of action supporting the President's plan to curb carbon pollution.

  • You could be an OFA Fellow

    Through my work with OFA, I've been able to get involved in the fights that really matter to me.

    A year ago, I didn't know I'd be a grassroots organizer today. But thanks to the OFA fellowship program, here I am, so much better prepared to make a difference on the issues I care about.

  • “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.

  • 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?


  • 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.

  • 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.

    Being honored by the White House is no small recognition—but if you ask Pam Simon or Teresa Crawford what it feels like to be named a Champion of Change, they'll be the first to say this award is about their community, not them.