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A step beyond ridiculous: The Senate is pledging to handicap the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court's rulings will impact our country for decades to come—it's too important to be hindered by an empty seat. The Senate must stop its obstructionism and take its job seriously.

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  • 77 leaders. 22 states. One mission.

    Volunteer leaders from all over the country came together to learn from organizing experts and plan for the year ahead.

    Every year, OFA's top volunteers from around the country gather in Chicago at the annual Volunteer Leadership Summit to share their experiences from the previous year and apply the things they've learned to their plans for the year ahead.

    Kicking off OFA's 2016 training calendar, 77 passionate volunteer leaders from 22 states joined together to learn from each other and some of the top organizing experts.

    Check out what happened at the summit and find out more about the power of training.

  • Our next Supreme Court Justice

    A functional Supreme Court is crucial to a working government. We can't let obstructionist lawmakers stand in the way.

    The Supreme Court is about to consider some of the most important issues facing our country—from climate change and immigration reform, to women's and workers' rights. But with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, only eight members remain on the court.

    Let's be clear about what the Constitution says: When there's a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the President is required to nominate someone to fill it, and the Senate must give that nominee fair consideration. But there are those in the Senate who are pledging to block the Senate's constitutional duty, and block President Obama from filling the vacancy.

  • It's time for criminal justice reform

    There are too many nonviolent offenders serving unfairly long sentences.

    America is a nation of second chances—but too often, our criminal justice system doesn't reflect that. Stand with OFA in telling Congress it's time for reform.

  • President Obama: Organizing is fundamental

    Read the President's message to OFA supporters, and say you'll commit to the fight for progress.

    Organizing is one of the main reasons we've been able to make so much progress in communities around the country. Progress doesn't happen on its own—it's the result of people pushing for change in communities across the country.

    And in 2016, there's still more work to do.

    Check out this message from President Obama and join OFA supporters keeping up the fight for meaningful change.

  • "It is up to all of us to keep the momentum going."

    Last week, several OFA volunteers attended President Obama's announcement of his executive actions on gun violence.

    Despite the lack of action from Congress, organizers continue to push for progress on gun violence prevention.

    As tragic acts of gun violence continue to plague communities across the country, last week, with several OFA volunteers in attendance, President Obama announced a series of common-sense executive actions that will help save lives.

    For those who attended the event at the White House, watching President Obama's announcement proved incredibly moving. Read some of their reactions.

  • OFA volunteers gathered for 2016 State of the Union

    Across the country, OFA volunteers held more than 130 watch parties to listen to the President's final State of the Union address.

    The State of the Union is always an important time of year, bringing organizers around the country together to watch the President lay out his vision for the year ahead. To celebrate a shared milestone, OFA volunteers held watch parties in more than 130 cities across the country.

  • Vice President Biden: We're going to finish strong

    Listen to what the Vice President just told OFA supporters about the next steps in the fight for progress.

    On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. On Wednesday, the Vice President spoke to OFA supporters about the need to continue pushing for meaningful change, and the work ahead in the next year.

    Referring to himself as "the guy in the red tie who sat behind the President last night," the Vice President emphasized one of President Obama's main points from the State of the Union address: Change is possible when people take action.

  • President Obama on the work ahead

    President Obama just finished his State of the Union, and he asked us to stay involved.

    The President made it clear during his State of the Union address that we have to work together to make the kind of change we want.

    This work has never been more important and it's made possible with the support of people like you.

    Keep the fight going—say you're in.


  • Listen to OFA's call with President Obama

    The President just finished speaking to OFA supporters about the path forward on gun violence prevention, and what's next in the fight for progress on this issue.

    This afternoon, President Obama joined a call with OFA supporters on gun violence prevention. Find out what he had to say, and add your name in support of common-sense solutions.

  • Michelle Obama: Barack's final State of the Union

    The First Lady is asking OFA supporters to tune in and get fired up.

    Last week, Michelle Obama sent a message to OFA supporters across the country, encouraging them to tune into President Obama's final State of the Union address.

    Read what she said and RSVP to watch the State of the Union on January 12.

    Organizers across the country will be watching as the prepare for the fights ahead. Say you'll be one of them.


  • President Obama: Stand up for gun violence prevention

    President Obama: Stand up for gun violence prevention

    The President just took a big step forward on gun violence prevention, but a more comprehensive solution must come from Congress.

    Read President Obama's message to OFA supporters, as he discusses his executive actions on guns, and the need for all of us to speak up and push for a more comprehensive solution.


  • President Obama's action on guns

    The President just announced a set of common-sense steps to prevent gun violence, but only Congress can pass long-term solutions. It's up to all of us to call on them to act.

    President Obama just took bold action to help remedy the gun violence epidemic in our country.

    The President's executive actions are a big step forward, but the comprehensive solution America needs has got to come from Congress.

    Show your support for expanded background checks on gun purchases, and RSVP to hear from President Obama as he talks about common-sense steps to make our communities safer.

  • Five reasons 2015 was a historic year

    We made crucial progress this year, and now we're looking ahead. Ready to keep the momentum going in 2016?

    As 2015 comes to an end, we're celebrating the progress we made—but we're also already looking to the challenges ahead.