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Another manufactured crisis

Once again, extreme voices in Congress are using the budget debate to play a costly and irresponsible political game.

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  • Fulfilling the Promise in Tucson

    Organizers all over the country are working to make sure everyone has the tools and skills to make their voices heard. Read the latest from Arizona.

    When it comes to making a difference in your own community, on issues big and small, you don't have to feel like you're sitting on the sidelines.

    Across the country, OFA volunteers are focused on Fulfilling the Promise, community organizing projects started by local OFA chapters to improve their communities on a local level.

    Read how this OFA chapter in Tuscan is working to save a vital youth education program from budget cuts.

  • The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

    The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

    OFA recently screened "The Empowerment Project," presented by IndieFlix. The film follows the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women.

    The OFA Community Organizing Institute recently screened a documentary that focuses on the positive and powerful female leaders across the country.

    The film began with a question: what would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?

  • Speaking up on the Iran deal

    "This little movement now has a life of its own."

    OFA volunteers recently visited their senators' offices to discuss the Iran deal. Here's what happened.

  • Fulfilling the Promise in Kansas City

    Organizers like me are working to make sure everyone has the tools and skills to make their voices heard.

    My organizing days began in Denver, Colorado, where I saw leaders come together for a common cause—using digital organizing skills to achieve their goals.

  • Add your name in support of overtime

    Today, only 8 percent of full-time salaried workers qualify for overtime. It's time to change that.

    Forty years ago, 62 percent of full-time salaried workers qualified for overtime. Today, only 8 percent qualify.

    Check out President Obama's proposal to expand overtime protections to millions of Americans and add your voice today.

  • President Obama: Stand up for women's rights

    The President sent a message to OFA supporters about the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Check it out.

    On Women's Equality Day, the President sent a reminder of how far we've come and how far we still have to go in the fight for progress and equality.

  • Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest

    The real deal on Iran, news from NASA, and more money saved by Obamacare. Here's a round up of this 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.

  • There's no better time to fight than now

    As an intern at OFA, I've come to realize the importance of sharing my voice

    Just as OFA empowers thousands of people across the country to take action on issues close to their hearts, OFA has also empowered me to take the first steps to create change on issues that matter to me.

  • Get the facts: Read the OFA Truth Team Digest

    The economy, paid-leave, Iran, and more. Here's a round up of some of last week's news.

    A handful of important stories from last week that you don't want to miss.

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

  • Training the next generation of digital leaders

    The first of four tracks of the OFA Professional Fellowship has come to an end. Get the inside scoop on the journey—and what comes next

    The OFA Professional Fellowship is a training and educational program that seeks to cultivate high quality talent by developing the skills of mid- and senior-level staff throughout the progressive movement—and it just wrapped up the inaugural track.

    Check out the first graduating class, who focused on improving their digital organizing skills.

  • Join the conversation on Iran—add your name

    Everyone's talking about the Iran deal. Here's why it's so critical for you to stay informed.

    Earlier this month, the United States and its international partners finalized an agreement with Iran crafted to prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

    Many leading scientists and non-proliferation experts have already spoken up in support of the agreement, but the conversation is far from over.

    The heated rhetoric about this deal started before it was even finalized. Stay informed and add your voice to the conversation.

  • 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.

    When I learned about the gender wage gap, I was outraged. Now I'm empowered.

  • 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.