Five more people who can help get immigration reform done right now
Will one of these representatives stand up?
The reality is that immigration reform could pass today if House leaders just held a vote. So today, OFA is adding five more members of Congress to the list of representatives who should be leading on immigration reform.
This Thanksgiving, remember the millions of Americans who struggle with hunger
Slashing nutrition assistance programs harms hard-working Americans, children, veterans, and our economy.
When someone says "Thanksgiving," many of us think of stuffing our faces with turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce as we sit around the table with our loved ones. But for the 49 million Americans who struggle with hunger, the holiday season only accentuates the reality of their situation.
Standing in solidarity for immigration reform
A group of activists has set up camp at the foot of the Capitol.
The strength and bravery of the individuals on the National Mall right now stands in stark contrast to the stalling and foot dragging in the House of Representatives. Their activities on the ground have sparked solidarity across the country, and prompted visits from leaders as diverse as Vice President Joe Biden, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Representative Jeff Denham.
Chatting about the minimum wage and women
Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women.
Women are increasingly the breadwinners for their families, which makes understanding which factors play a role in women’s economic security even more important. Last week, OFA's campaign manager for women's issues Kaili Lambe and Julie Vogtman from the National Women's Law Center got on Facebook to chat live with supporters.
Who would you thank for climate action this Thanksgiving?
Join the conversation on Twitter.
Today OFA and climate activist groups across the country are all taking some time to tweet out some #ClimateThanks to people who deserve it. This is a moment to thank the people who have led or organized the efforts to tackle the threat of climate change.
The fight for comprehensive immigration reform marches on
Supporters rally to keep pressure on Congress in nationwide Day of Action.
#ThrowbackThursday: Remember when health insurance companies could take away coverage because you got sick?
That happened to this 17-year-old girl in 2009.
Before Obamacare, an insurance company rescinded this 17-year-old's insurance because she found out she had celiac disease.
Tonight: Chat about the minimum wage on Facebook
Together let's take a deeper look at how raising the minimum wage would help women.
Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. That's why tonight we're jumping on Facebook to chat about the history of the minimum wage, what the minimum wage is in different states, and what raising the minimum wage would mean for women.
Roll Call: These House members need to lead on immigration reform
Here are five more members of Congress who need to take action.
These members of Congress can either stand with the American people or stand in the way. And let’s be clear: There is no gray area. The House's inaction is hurting American families and costing our economy millions every day.
President Obama: "I hope you still have as much fight in you as I do"
Did you miss the call with the President? Listen in here.
On Monday, President Obama got on the phone with OFA supporters to talk about what the future holds in the fight for change. You should listen in on the President's personal message here.
Voters stand with women in Albuquerque
Record turnout gives women's rights a victory.
Yesterday, Albuquerque voters soundly rejected a measure that would have placed the government squarely between women and their doctors. With early vote totals nearly doubling the number of early votes cast in the mayoral race last month, and some voters waiting up to an hour to vote yesterday, Albuquerque residents sent a message to anyone who doesn't respect women's rights.
#GetTalking to help people #GetCovered
OFA volunteers train community members on how to spread the word about Obamacare.
Organizing for Action held a nationwide training day to prepare community members to discuss health care with their loved ones over the holidays. Volunteer hosts organized educational sessions and shared tools and resources to talk about how the Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans.
We can't afford not to act on immigration reform
We've lost $5.3 billion ... and counting.
It has been more than 143 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill, but the House of Representatives has refused to act. Every day the House stalls, the government loses $37 million.
8 times TV characters could have benefited from the Affordable Care Act
Too bad these guys didn't have Obamacare back then.
How President Obama is fighting for affordable health care for everyone
It's about making health care accessible for every American.
President Obama has announced new measures that will smooth the transition to the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurance companies to continue their 2013 health care plans through next year to help Americans receiving insurance cancellation notices.