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What this minimum wage petition is all about

...And why your name should be on it.

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  • 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.

  • This is about basic dignity—add your name if you agree

    It's about time that the law reflects that across the country.

    The future of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which passed the Senate last year, is in House Speaker John Boehner's hands—and his strategy is to refuse to call a vote, in what appears to be a desperate attempt to stop the wave of progress toward LGBT equality.

  • Something very exciting is about to happen

    We're getting incredibly close to an amazing grassroots milestone.

    I don't care how much money or power the special interests on the other side have. They don't have a movement. To me, that's what reaching a milestone like this one represents: 500,000 people who are there to get your back in this fight.

  • Take a stand for working families

    The White House Summit on Working Families is on Monday—and you can participate.

    Too often workplace policies don’t reflect the realities of today’s families, placing unfair limits on hard-working Americans and holding them back from success. It’s time to change that—and you should be a part of the conversation.

  • An update on comprehensive immigration reform

    (Spoiler Alert: Speaker Boehner is still blocking progress, and the cost of inaction continues to grow)

    There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the future of the fight for comprehensive immigration reform. But the path forward is still the same—and that path is still blocked directly by Speaker John Boehner in the House of Representatives.