Fighting the misinformation on Obamacare, one letter at a time
More Americans are getting out the facts about the Affordable Care Act by writing to their local papers.
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From fighting local fear-mongering
Jarred saw his family’s monthly health insurance premiums increase by double digits for each of the past four years, so he jumped at the chance to sign up for coverage on the new marketplace and he was thrilled to find a more comprehensive plan with a bigger network of doctors for less than he pays now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before Obamacare, an insurance company rescinded this 17-year-old's insurance because she found out she had celiac disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.