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No drama this time: Congress agreed to pay the bills

President Obama and the American people have sent a clear message: You don't get a ransom for doing your job.

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  • Addressing sexual violence on campus

    President Obama recently created a task force to address sexual assault on college campuses. Read why this is a huge step forward for young men and women.

    President Obama is redoubling efforts in 2014 to address sexual assault—specifically those that occur on college campuses. Read more, and then say you Stand with Women.

  • In my eyes, Obamacare literally saved my life

    I was able to stay on my parents insurance to get the care I needed.

    I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011, when I was 23 years old. Luckily, the Obamacare provision that allows children to stay on their parents insurance until they turn 26 had gone into effect one month before I would have aged off my parents' insurance—and two months before I was diagnosed.

  • What it's like to meet the President

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

    Anyone who adds their name to help with the final push on health care enrollment is automatically eligible to win. Chances are, you were probably planning to help out anyway. This is a pretty amazing bonus.

  • 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."