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What it's like to meet the President

I didn't think I'd win either... until I did.

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  • Want to meet President Obama?

    Say you'll join the push for health care in the final weeks of enrollment.

    What if you could help your friends and neighbors get the health care they need, and have President Obama personally thank you? That could happen.

  • Taking a stand with women for economic security for all families

    Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and OFA supporters are taking action.

    Following the President's State of the Union address, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to OFA supporters about workplace policies that would make sure all of America's women and families have a fair shot at success.

  • Science doesn’t belong in legislation! (...according to a few members of Congress)

    Last week, 24 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against acknowledging the existence of climate change.

    Now obviously, 24 House committee members burying their heads in the sand doesn’t stop climate change from existing. But the longer that lawmakers ignore the basic science on climate change, the longer it will be before Congress takes meaningful action to reverse its harmful effects.

  • Dialing for immigration reform

    Supporters make sure Congress knows the cost of inaction.

    In living rooms, cafes, and kitchen tables around the nation, OFA volunteers are answering President Obama’s call to make 2014 a “year of action.”

  • Stand up for women's access to health care

    Just hours before the State of the Union, the House passed this bill.

    This is what some members of the House of Representatives were up to just hours before President Obama took the podium to talk about jobs and creating a stronger middle class.

  • I found my golden ticket (well, platinum)

    I was amazed by the plans on the new marketplace—and you could be too.

    It's been a huge relief to know that I can now afford what I need to stay healthy, and to know that if anything happens I'm covered—all thanks to Obamacare. But getting here wasn't easy, and as anyone with a mental illness can tell you, it shouldn't ever have to be that hard.

  • Fighting for a safer Washington state

    We’re organizing to pass common-sense gun laws in our state.

    OFA volunteers are teaming up with the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility to organize for Initiative 594, a common-sense measure to expand background checks for all gun sales. Seven in ten Washingtonians support the measure, but we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months to make sure it becomes law.

  • Unemployment insurance matters

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

    Until last June, I never gave unemployment insurance a second thought. Now, after seven months of looking for a job, I struggle every day with Congress’ failure to act.

  • 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.