States and cities continue to raise the minimum wage
Despite a lack of action in Congress, progress is being made around the country.
Thanks to lawmakers standing in the way in Congress, we haven't raised the federal minimum wage in more than five years. The good news is that states, local governments, and leaders throughout the country aren't waiting.
OFA volunteers participate in the People's Climate March
If you missed the march, don't worry—you haven't missed the movement.
More than 400,000 people joined the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21st. Volunteers from across the country joined in.
Walking the walk at the St. Louis climate march
As hundreds of thousands marched all over the world, OFA volunteers brought the fight against climate change to their community.
OFA's St. Louis chapter partnered with regional climate advocacy organizations to put together one of the city's largest climate events ever.
Getting ready for the next big health care moment
The second open enrollment period for Obamacare starts November 15th—and these volunteers are ready for it.
With less than two months to go, volunteer leaders gathered in Chicago to talk strategy and trade best practices in a two-day intensive training.
Did you hear what Bobby Jindal called President Obama?
Warning: Your head might explode.
I'm not going to sugarcoat what Bobby Jindal said the other day—it's just ... astonishing.
Organizing Update: Mark your calendars for Nov. 15th
Hear from Jon Carson on the critical, upcoming second health care enrollment period
What President Obama just told the world about climate change
We can be a global leader on climate change. Will you fight for it?
President Obama just took the stage at the U.N. Climate Summit to show the world how the United States is leading in the fight against climate change—and to continue building momentum for global action.
Californians fought for clean energy choices—and won
This is what happened when the other side tried to hamper local efforts to combat climate change.
This summer, the California State Assembly considered a measure that would have gutted community choice legislation, creating roadblocks to cities and counties that want to do the right thing on climate change by switching to clean energy. That's when supporters in California swung into action.
This is about our drinking water
Really, it's hard to believe anyone could oppose this.
The Clean Water Act has protected our natural resources, and kept drinking water safe for decades. But—believe it or not—some people actually oppose these common-sense protections, and have spent years and millions of dollars fighting to weaken them.
Climate change gives rise to tough times
Ranching and farming livelihoods are being thrown into instability, insecurity, and uncertainty.
I wonder if my family farm would have survived for 42 years if today's conditions had existed back then. Ranching has always been a tough job, but these new conditions have made it even more difficult. Ranching has never been a way to make a lot of money even in the best-case scenario, but now it is simply unsustainable.
Your name belongs on this
Want to expand economic opportunity? Go on the record.
When you go on the record, your support will be listed alongside hundreds of thousands of OFA supporters —that way you, your members of Congress, and anyone with an internet connection can see that you stand for economic opportunity.
Film screenings for Women's Equality Day
Across the country, OFA volunteers brought to life the issues facing working families and discussed ways to help them succeed.
To honor Women's Equality Day on August 26th, OFA held 38 local events across the country bringing volunteers together to watch Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.
Add your name—refuse to be cynical
President Obama put it this way: "Cynicism is a choice—and hope is a better choice."
It's easy to get discouraged about our chances of making progress. After all, this has been the least productive Congress in modern history, thanks to some extreme voices in the House who seek gridlock.Today, in spite of that, I'm asking you not to be cynical—because that only makes those voices stronger.
President Obama: Organizing has the power to make history
The President has a personal message for OFA supporters.
Read President Obama's latest message to grassroots organizers.
Taking the conversation to the next level at the Women & Working Families Summit
Organizers in Illinois got together with some special guests to talk about what's next in the fight for women's economic equality.