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Showing the world how amazing women are

This is my story of how I joined OFA and made it a personal mission to show the world what women can accomplish.

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  • An important anniversary for women's rights

    Today is the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

    To my grandmother, Evelyn, and to all of those who fought for women's rights: Thank you. To all of us who carry their torch forward, now is not the time to let up.

  • Fulfilling the promise—one volunteer at a time

    OFA’s Fulfilling the Promise program was created by volunteers to make sure everyone has access to the tools and training necessary to make their voices heard—no matter their level of resources.

    OFA volunteers in underserved communities are making sure everyone has the opportunity to learn how to organize.

    Read how some chapters are learning to increase the impact of their work by hosting events near public transportation, providing a space for children to be supervised, holding events in the evenings to accommodate those who need to work during the day, and using other methods to give everyone a chance to learn the skills they need to take action.

  • Support fair overtime protections

    President Obama's proposal to update overtime protections would benefit millions of Americans in the workforce—especially women.

    Working overtime means spending time away from families and kids.

    That’s a real sacrifice, and it’s only fair that the parents that do so are fairly compensated.

    Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced a proposal to update overtime rules. Read how the proposal would impact nearly five million additional American workers and what OFA supporters are doing to help.

  • Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest

    The Clean Power Plan, Medicaid, and paid sick leave—oh my! Here's a round up of last week's top news.

    Read some important stories from the week that you don't want to miss.

    No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.

  • President Obama: Show your support for the Clean Power Plan

    The President sent a message to OFA supporters to stand with state leaders who are acting on climate.

    This week, the EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan—the single most important step we've ever taken in fighting global climate change.

    Now the plan moves to the states.

    Read President Obama's message to OFA supporters about how this plan marks a crucial step forward, why state-by-state leadership matters, and why your support can make a difference.

  • Marching for clean power

    Read how a group of organizers set out to change the hearts and minds of the American people on climate change.

    Supporters like Jon Jorgenson marched from California to Washington, D.C., to encourage people to take action on climate change in their communities.

  • Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest

    Read the latest on LGBT rights, a drop in jobless claims, and more

    It's been a busy week in the news. Stay up-to-date with four stories that are easy to read and even easier to share.

    Check out the latest on LGBT rights, a notable drop in jobless claims, and more.

    No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.

  • Changing the conversation on climate

    You don’t have to be a policy expert to make a difference. OFA volunteers are learning to make an impact in their own communities.

    You don’t have to be a decision maker to make a difference.

    You don’t have to be a policy expert to take action.

    The 2015 OFA Climate Leaders Summit demonstrated that climate change is an issue for everyone. This isn’t an exclusive club; everyone can contribute in a unique and deliberate way.

    And that's true for any issue. You can start learning how to organize at any age and any skill level.

  • Nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day

    One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens. That's a challenge for America, but it's one our country can and should meet.

    Nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.

    That works out to more than a quarter million each month.

    One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens.

    That's a challenge for America, but it's one our country can and should meet.

    We must build on the progress we've already made to make sure that we safeguard the opportunity to retire for every American.

  • Training organizers in the digital age

    Read how OFA is bringing digital organizing to volunteers across the country.

    Digital platforms are some of the most powerful tools organizers have at their disposal, and OFA is training the next generation of volunteers how to use them effectively.

    As a part of OFA's inaugural Professional Fellowship, participants are also learning how to plan and develop an effective digital campaign.

    Follow along on Twitter by checking out #OFAFellows, and learn more about the OFA Professional Fellowship. Applications are open for the Campus Organizing Management Track through August 1st!

  • OFA volunteers are making a difference in the fight to raise the wage

    It’s been nearly six years since the minimum wage was last raised. Join the fight to move this issue forward.

    While our economy has made incredible progress over the past few years, the federal minimum wage has remained the same. In fact, as of July 24, it hasn’t been raised in six years.

    We need to push for an economy that gives everyone—not just a few at the top—a chance to succeed.

    OFA volunteers have been organizing in support of reform in their own communities and are working to spread the message about how crucial it is to raise the minimum wage.

  • An update on the fight for immigration reform

    We're not where we need to be on the issue—here's why.

    Rewind to June of 2013: The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to reform our broken immigration system, but despite support from many members of the House of Representatives, Speaker Boehner refused to bring it up for a vote. Fast forward to today—here's where the issue stands.

    On Friday, July 10th, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for and against President Obama's actions to reform our broken immigration system, and in a few weeks they'll decide whether or not those actions can move forward.

  • Speak up for better overtime protections

    President Obama's proposal will extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers.

    Paying people fairly for the work they do is a pretty basic principle. But over the last few decades, fewer and fewer workers have been protected.

    Even as our economy has recovered from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression—with 64 consecutive months of private-sector job growth—wages for middle class Americans haven’t kept up with our growing economy and productivity.

    That's in large part because our overtime rules are way out of date.

  • Love wins

    Today, history was made as bans against same-sex marriage were struck down nationwide.

    This morning, the Supreme Court ruled today that in the eyes of the law, love is love in all 50 states—regardless of who you are or whom you love.

    Excited about today's Supreme Court ruling? Me too.

    Make no mistake—we're here today because of people like you who fought long and hard to challenge prejudice, change hearts and minds, and overturn discriminatory laws.

    This is something we can all be proud of.

  • The Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

    Today was a good day for millions of Americans—but opponents of health care reform won't just stop now.

    Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defendants in the King v. Burwell case, effectively upholding subsidies that make health care affordable and accessible to millions of Americans who would otherwise be uninsured.

    But there are those who will stop at nothing to roll back the progress we've made.

    Let's take a moment to celebrate—and then keep working to help millions more get covered.

    Stand with the team working to expand, not restrict, access to health care.

  • Win a trip to Hawaii

    How about a Hawaiian vacation—on OFA?

    The truth is organizing is happening everywhere. Hawaii is one of the states making great strides on progressive issues. Celebrate that progress in person—enter today to win a free trip.

  • Proud to fight

    "The fact that we've come so far is exactly why we can't let up now."

    After years of struggles, setbacks, and resistance, we are making progress towards winning the fight for LGBT equality. But there's still more to do.