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The President just finished speaking to OFA supporters about the path forward on gun violence prevention, and what's next in the fight for progress on this issue.

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  • President Obama: Stand up for gun violence prevention

    President Obama: Stand up for gun violence prevention

    The President just took a big step forward on gun violence prevention, but a more comprehensive solution must come from Congress.

    Read President Obama's message to OFA supporters, as he discusses his executive actions on guns, and the need for all of us to speak up and push for a more comprehensive solution.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest

    In this special edition of the Truth Team digest, we look at the week's most important stories around gun violence prevention.

    Read some important stories from the week that you don't want to miss.

    No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.

  • 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.

    Show your support for organizers across the country as they continue to fight for progress on critical issues like gun violence prevention.

  • Coming together to fight for gun violence prevention

    Volunteers across the country called into Washington state to gather support for an initiative that would expand background checks.

    Americans are standing up to powerful special interests and taking the fight to the state level to prevent gun violence. By working together, OFA volunteers were able to make thousands of calls and get pledges from Washingtonians to vote “yes” on Initiative 594, which would expand background checks and close dangerous loopholes in gun sales.

  • The path ahead on gun violence prevention

    Inaction in Congress doesn't mean that change can't happen. Here's what's happening in Washington state.

    OFA supporters are taking on the powerful, out-of-touch gun lobby—and we're willing to take this fight state by state to demonstrate that there's a way to win.

  • OFA volunteers honored as White House Champions of Change

    Volunteers from Nevada and Arizona were honored by the White House earlier this month as two grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.

    Being honored by the White House is no small recognition—but if you ask Pam Simon or Teresa Crawford what it feels like to be named a Champion of Change, they'll be the first to say this award is about their community, not them.

  • Fighting for a safer Washington state

    We’re organizing to pass common-sense gun laws in our state.

    OFA volunteers are teaming up with the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility to organize for Initiative 594, a common-sense measure to expand background checks for all gun sales. Seven in ten Washingtonians support the measure, but we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months to make sure it becomes law.

  • I write for my sister

    Reduce gun violence—prevent one more brother losing a sister and one more mother losing a daughter.

    Six years ago, my family was supposed to meet for a birthday celebration, but instead we planned a funeral.

  • OFA volunteers stand with Newtown

    On the one-year anniversary of Newtown, Americans honored the victims of gun violence.

    On this solemn day, communities throughout the nation came together to remember the futures lost—and the futures we must commit to protect.

  • Do one thing today in honor of Newtown

    Send a simple message: We are Newtown.

    What happened a year ago hit so many of us so hard because it forced us to realize that no community is immune to the threat of such a tragedy. In that way, we are all Newtown.