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OFA volunteers petition to protect our environment

For the first time ever, we have a chance to limit carbon pollution from our country's biggest polluters.

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  • Meet OFA Volunteer Leslie Sheffield

    Volunteers have carried this movement from the start, and that's not changing.

    Leslie couldn't sit back and let people try to dismiss Obamacare, a law that would benefit millions, so she got involved in her community—and learned that one of the best ways to get the word out is to sit down with people, one-on-one.

  • The EPA is about to change the game on climate change

    Limits on carbon pollution for new power plants will have a huge impact.

    Did you know that here in the United States, we have absolutely no limits on how much carbon pollution can be emitted by power plants, even though they are the single largest source of carbon pollution? That's about to change.

  • The path to victory in Illinois

    This is how you fight for marriage equality.

    Victory! Such a sweet and beautiful feeling after months of phone calls, canvassing, and boots-on-the-ground activism. This is how we did it.

  • Submit art, inspire action

    Dedicate your artistic talents to fix our broken immigration system.

    Art has always played an important role in social change. Movements are built around unifying symbols and creative calls to action. No matter what skill you have to offer, put it to use to help pass comprehensive immigration reform.

  • ENDA heads to the House

    We just got one big step closer to another victory for equality.

    The Senate has passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, a bill that would ensure that no one can be legally discriminated against in the workplace just because of who you are or who you love. It's time for the House to do the same.

  • Gov. Patrick: Obamacare works

    People are listening, so let's talk about how the Affordable Care Act will benefit Americans.

    On Monday, I attended the OFA Obamacare Summit where I was able to share my thoughts on how health reform is benefiting Americans nationwide—and what we can learn from Massachusetts, where thousands of people have had their lives saved because of access to quality care.

  • Get talking about Obamacare

    Talk more than turkey with your loved ones this holiday season.

    Is there someone in your life—a friend, son, daughter, girlfriend, boyfriend, nephew, niece—who needs to know more about health insurance? 'Tis the season to get talking.

  • A preview of the OFA Obamacare Summit

    President Obama joins OFA and other progressive organizations to talk about the Affordable Care Act.

    OFA's Obamacare Summit kicks off today, and partner organizations are excited about making the law a success.

  • President Obama: "Providing people with health care—that should be a no-brainer”

    Speaking in Massachusetts, President Obama made it clear that no one is losing access to health insurance.

    Like Obamacare, Massachusetts health reform law had its hiccups upon implementation. There were technical issues. There was a slow start to enrollment. In fact, only 123 people signed up in the first month. But the kinks were eventually smoothed out, and today there is nearly universal coverage in Massachusetts—and the vast majority of Bay Staters are happy with their insurance plans.

  • One year after Hurricane Sandy

    Remembering the devastation brought on a year ago, and the role climate change played.

    OFA organized events across the country to recognize the connection between climate change and natural disasters.


  • Texas court takes important step to protect women's rights

    A federal judge has struck down part of a Texas law restricting women's access to reproductive health care.

    On Monday a federal judge in Texas struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law—the same law that state senator Wendy Davis filibustered against for more than 11 hours in an attempt to stop its passage. But the court ruling was only one step in the right direction.