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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.
An anniversary to keep us focused on immigration reform
Two years ago today, the Senate passed a comprehensive (and bipartisan) bill to fix our broken immigration system.
The bill would have created jobs, grown the economy, and strengthened families and communities.
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.
Use your voice: Tell the House to put American workers first
You can have an impact on the fight for fair trade.
"It was the honor of a lifetime"
Meet Jennifer, an OFA fellow who got to introduce the President
I've seen a lot of dreams made real since I started organizing, but as the daughter of two immigrants, nothing compares to how I felt watching my father pass pass his citizenship exam. That feeling is something I want others to experience, and it's what drives me to learn more and get better as a community organizer.
Being an OFA fellow has allowed me to channel my inspiration from the stories of great leaders—and to meet one of those I most admire.
Five stories you don’t want to miss this week
The latest edition of the Truth Team digest
Five of the biggest news stories from the past week you won't want to miss:
- The U.S. economy continues on the right track, adding 223,000 new jobs in April.
- A new study shows the Affordable Care Act is responsible for a dramatic expansion of insurance coverage.
- Here's a great take-down of some of the biggest climate change myths.
- The President's Clean Power Plan could save thousands of lives each year.
- Cutting NASA’s earth science budget is a real threat—and it affects all of us.
No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.
Here are some articles you don’t want to miss
The latest edition of the Truth Team Digest
This time, we bring you five recent news stories that answer the following questions:
- Why does the President's trade policy matter?
- How would a decline in U.S. science spending threaten our economy and security?
- Why did the Transportation Secretary say our system is “in a huge ditch"?
- What would it be like if you made a bunch of negative predictions about the President's policies and none of them actually came to pass?
- What's President Obama's best case for taking immediate action on climate change?