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Unemployment insurance matters

Still searching for a job, Erin explains why hardworking Americans need Congress to act.

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  • Hundreds of events, thousands of people

    Folks came out strong to cheer on the President during the State of the Union address at more than 300 events nationwide.

    These watch parties were no silent, sit-down events. Check out how OFA supporters nationwide reaffirmed their commitment to the issues they care most about.


  • "Let’s make this a year of action"

    Read the President's note to supporters.

    "People like you, the people willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work, are the reason America is on its way back. Imagine what we can get done if Congress decides to join in."

  • What does health insurance mean to this 20-something?

    Hint: It's the freedom to do what I want.

    Taking a risk in business is one thing, but taking a risk with my health is not an option. Sure, my health will always be a factor in my life, but whose isn’t? The important thing is that it doesn’t define who I am, and it doesn’t dictate my choices. Because I’m covered, I can live the life I want to live, and that’s what matters.


  • Truth Team: It's time for a fact check

    We can't afford to let a myth like this go unchallenged.

    Fun fact: The latest member of Congress caught spreading myths about Obamacare is none other than the one chosen to give the Republican response to tonight's State of the Union address.

  • Watch Amy tell her health care story

    Amy had a six-month lapse in coverage while treating a heart condition—but thanks to Obamacare, that won't ever happen again.

    Last year, Amy was denied private health insurance coverage and lived in fear for six months. But now she's covered. Hear her story.

  • Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and you

    Join a special teleconference on Wednesday.

    Let's talk about economic equality for women—join OFA and our partners on a call with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter.

  • State of the Union Poll

    Take this quick, one-question survey to let OFA know what issue you're most excited to hear the President address in the State of the Union.


  • I write for my sister

    Reduce gun violence—prevent one more brother losing a sister and one more mother losing a daughter.

    Six years ago, my family was supposed to meet for a birthday celebration, but instead we planned a funeral.

  • A day of service

    For OFA volunteers, Monday wasn't just a holiday.

    In observation of Martin Luther King Day, volunteers spent the day giving back to their communities.


  • 41 years since Roe v. Wade

    It's time to recommit to protecting women's access to safe, legal reproductive care.

    "We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom." —President Barack Obama, January 22nd, 2014

  • A health care story you need to hear

    Before health care reform, Renee had to face cancer without the coverage she needed.

    Now—thanks to the Affordable Care Act—Renee will have the peace of mind of knowing she can't be denied coverage, and she won't have to face limits on her care.

  • Every hard-working American deserves affordable care

    Read Holly's story of survival.

    I'm a grateful mother, a loving daughter, a hard-working American, and a cancer survivor. The last three years of my life have been hard, and I know so many can relate. But now I feel so happy I could shout.