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Organizing Update: Jon Carson on what we can do about the minimum wage

OFA volunteers are making strides to help raise the minimum wage across the country.

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  • Why is June’s jobs report such a big deal?

    Hint: This kind of job creation hasn’t been seen in almost 15 years.

    For the last 52 months we’ve seen steady job creation, according to the monthly reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And in June we hit some important milestones. It's good news for hard-working Americans, but there’s still more work to do.


  • Climate deniers are at it again

    Let John Boehner know that this obstruction won't stand.

    Before President Obama even announced new carbon pollution standards—a big, big step forward in the fight against climate change—we knew that the opposition was going to put up a serious fight. This week, we got an idea of what that looks like.

  • Changes in the Chesapeake

    The rise in sea level and increase in storm severity are not just a far-away theoretical problem for us. They’re very much here and now.

    I was out rowing in a small skiff when I found myself looking down at the foundation of an old house, about a foot under water. I wonder if my town will be here in a hundred years, or even scarier, after the next hurricane season.

  • Creating a 21st century workplace for every American

    It's time to kickstart the conversation on the needs of today's working families.

    Last week a summit for working families was hosted at the White House, and OFA supporters held events events in their communities to start a conversation about creating 21st century workplaces that address the needs of working families.

  • States and cities move to a fairer minimum wage

    From Massachusetts to Hawaii and many places in between, wages are on the rise.

    In April, a minority in the Senate blocked a measure that would raise the federal minimum wage. But states and cities across the country are refusing to wait for Congress. Local governments are taking matters into their own hands, moving forward on this issue to support working families.

  • Mic drop from President Obama

    John Boehner just has to be kidding.

    This week, our Speaker of the House, John Boehner, announced he's planning to sue President Obama over the executive actions he's taken as president. Yes, you read that right. Well, here's what President Obama had to say about it.

  • Want a free trip?

    Come celebrate with OFA in Chicago.

    On President Obama's birthday, OFA is hosting an open house to mark the incredible success of health care reform. Don't wait—get your name in the hat to be part of the celebration.

  • It’s time to #PutSolarOnIt

    The longest day of the year is the perfect time to raise awareness about the benefits of solar power.

    On the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—hundreds of clean energy supporters across the country got together to inform people of the facts on solar power and encourage them to be a part of the growing movement. From tweeting to identifying places that could benefit from solar, volunteers got the word out that it’s time to #PutSolarOnIt.

  • The good news on health care keeps rolling in

    This is all the more reason why we can't go back to a broken health care system.

    Millions of Americans now have the piece of mind that if they get sick, they can get help. It's an amazing thing. And the good news just keeps rolling in. Check out some of the headlines.

  • The Koch brothers' game plan

    Hint: It includes untraceable donations.

    They've spent millions to fund climate change denial ... and they're just getting started.

    Help take on the Koch brothers' anti-climate campaign—chip in $5 or more today before our June fundraising deadline.