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President Obama: "I know we can win this fight"

President Obama has placed the United States at the forefront of global efforts to address climate change—but he can't solve this problem alone. Read his message to OFA supporters.

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  • This week's bold action against climate change

    This week, the United States will join the Paris Agreement, the groundbreaking international effort to fight climate change. Here's what that means—and how you can help prevent deniers from derailing progress.

    2014 and 2015 were the hottest years ever recorded, and 2016 is on pace to break the record yet again. We're seeing the consequences of climate change more clearly every day.

    But this week, the United States will join the Paris Agreement, the groundbreaking international effort—supported by nearly every country in the world—to fight climate change. We've come too far to let deniers in Congress stand in the way of progress like this.

  • We did it—a big step forward on climate

    For the first time in history, almost every country in the world has agreed to do their part in addressing climate change.

    For years now, the deniers and the naysayers have argued that President Obama couldn't lead the world to an ambitious global agreement on climate change.

    Well now, he just did. This is a major victory.

    This historic accord marks a watershed moment in the fight against climate change—and it's one we can all be proud of.

    Now is the time to say you stand with President Obama and countries around the world who are united on climate change.

  • #UnitedOnClimate starts at home

    As the international community meets to set a course for climate action, OFA-Wisconsin volunteers came together to honor local climate leadership.

    The international climate talks in Paris are underway, and OFA volunteers are supporting them with strong climate action. For OFA volunteers in Wisconsin, it means supporting the city of Milwaukee's plan to tackle climate change at the municipal level.

  • It's embarrassing, and unacceptable

    While the world is coming together to act on climate change, more than 130 members of Congress still won't accept the science of climate change.

    This week's international climate talks are too important to be overshadowed by grandstanding from extreme voices.

  • Don't let deniers stand in the way

    We can't let a vocal minority stand in the way of critical progress on this issue.

    No more excuses. It's time for strong global action on climate change.

    But we still have an embarrassingly large number of elected representatives who won't listen to the experts, despite overwhelming scientific consensus.

    Progress on this issue isn't guaranteed—it happens when all of us speak out to say we're ready for big steps forward.

  • President Obama: Show your support for the Clean Power Plan

    The President sent a message to OFA supporters to stand with state leaders who are acting on climate.

    This week, the EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan—the single most important step we've ever taken in fighting global climate change.

    Now the plan moves to the states.

    Read President Obama's message to OFA supporters about how this plan marks a crucial step forward, why state-by-state leadership matters, and why your support can make a difference.

  • Marching for clean power

    Read how a group of organizers set out to change the hearts and minds of the American people on climate change.

    Supporters like Jon Jorgenson marched from California to Washington, D.C., to encourage people to take action on climate change in their communities.

  • 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.

  • Purr-fect inspiration

    One organizer's story about finding inspiration to be part of the fight for change

    Everyone has a unique way they get involved—this is mine.

  • We have a "winner"

    After four rounds and more than 200,000 votes cast, we have a Champion Denier in the Climate Change Fantasy Tournament.

    There were plenty of qualified candidates, but in the end, Senator Jim "Snowball" Inhofe won out.

  • Who's the worst climate change denier in America?

    Introducing the Climate Change Fantasy Tournament.

    The science is clear—climate change is real, and it's already having an impact on communities across the country. But too many of our elected officials still refuse to accept the basic science: Climate change is real and caused by carbon pollution. We've whittled our list of climate change deniers down to the most egregious—and they're going head-to-head in the ultimate Climate Change Fantasy Tournament.

    Cast your vote today for the nation's champion denier.

  • These folks are why we can win on climate

    Fired-up volunteers gathered for an advanced climate leaders training.

    Over the first weekend in December, some of the most passionate organizers in the progressive movement from all over the country gathered at OFA headquarters for an advanced climate leaders training.

    Over 60 volunteers participated in the in-depth training, covering topics like strategic planning, coalition building, and digital organizing. All these skills will help volunteers build and execute a strategy to help change the conversation on climate.

  • A historic climate agreement

    This is a turning point in the fight against climate change.

    The United States and China—the world’s two largest economies—just struck a historic climate deal to fight climate change.

    That’s global leadership, and it’s powerful to see President Obama making this happen.

    Add your name and let’s rally around powerful action to fight climate change.

  • Why Google stopped supporting ALEC

    This is the type of change that happens when ordinary Americans raise their voices.

    Several companies have now taken action, after hundreds of thousands of Americans called on them to end their affiliation with ALEC.

  • Want to stick it to climate change deniers?

    Our deadline for EPA comments is coming up fast.

    This is one of the decisive moments in the fight against climate change. Collecting comments gives the EPA a chance to see what ordinary people have to say about this important issue.

  • 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.