The OFA Fellowship program continues to grow
This fall, chapters nationwide welcomed a new class of organizing fellows to the OFA family.
You might think that seeing the same thing over and over again would make it less inspiring. But when it comes to OFA fellows, it's just the opposite.
The newest class of budding organizers is off to a great start. See what they're up to.
Organizers keep asking Congress to #DoSomething
OFA supporters from around the country joined together to call for action on gun violence prevention. Read about how it went, and what's next.
Earlier this month, in the wake of another horrific mass shooting, OFA supporters and organizers from across the country joined together to call on their representatives to #DoSomething to address gun violence.
Demand more than just thoughts and prayers from Congress—it's time to #DoSomething to prevent gun violence: http://t.co/SMbkN4RQQE
— OFA (@OFA) October 7, 2015
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Representatives committing to #DoSomething about gun violence
Volunteers are urging Congress to #DoSomething about gun violence—and they're listening.
Mass shootings shouldn't be the new normal. Organizers and concerned citizens have the power to change the conversation—and OFA volunteers are proving it.
#DoSomething tweeters: I hear you, I agree with you. Words are not enough; action needed on background checks, mental health & gun violence.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 8, 2015
Tell Congress to do something about gun violence
OFA supporters won't stop calling for action on gun violence until Congress decides to act.
We can't throw up our hands and accept this kind of brutality as our new normal—as President Obama said last week, "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough."
But Congress has done nothing, and we can't accept that. It's up to organizers to demand better from Congress.
OFA volunteers won't stop calling for action until Congress makes changes at the national level.
OFA's second annual Social Media Summit
Professionals from across the country came together to learn from each other.
Social media professionals convened in Chicago for the second annual Social Media Summit. Participants from organizations large and small came ready to collaborate, grow their networks, and discuss the next big things in social media.
Flex your civic engagement muscle
Read about one OFA chapter's partnership with a local health care organization
OFA Chapters around the country are working with local partner groups on ways to improve their communities.
This week, while proudly wearing their OFA pins, OFA New Mexico chapter members joined with Health Action New Mexico to celebrate their 20th year of service to the people of the state.
Onward: A former OFA Professional Fellow lands a dream job
Christina recently graduated from OFA's inaugural Professional Fellowship program, Here's what she's up to now
Read how a former OFA professional fellow used OFA tools and trainings to land a job fighting for a great cause.
Starting out as long-time volunteer with OFA in California, Christina soon became an OFA digital lead, and then a regional digital co-lead, and then building on her skill set to become a digital professional fellow.
Anyone can become an organizing rockstar too. All you have to do is get started.
Demanding action on gun violence
We've lost too many Americans to terrible acts of gun violence. Support organizers across the country who are fighting for reform.
You + a friend + President Obama?
Enter for a chance to meet the President at OFA's summit this November.
If you want to see real change, you have to fight for it.
Say you're ready to take on the big fights ahead, and you could win a chance to meet President Obama at OFA's fall summit—flight and hotel on us.
Another manufactured crisis
Once again, extreme voices in Congress are using the budget debate to play a costly and irresponsible political game.
There's a lot going on right now, but we can't lose track of this: As of today, Congress has just nine days left to avoid another government shutdown.
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
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?