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OFA's Fall Summit with President Obama

Organizers from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to learn from each other—and from the Organizer-in-Chief himself.

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  • The OFA Fellowship program continues to grow

    This fall, chapters nationwide welcomed a new class of organizing fellows to the OFA family.

    You might think that seeing the same thing over and over again would make it less inspiring. But when it comes to OFA fellows, it's just the opposite.

    The newest class of budding organizers is off to a great start. See what they're up to.

  • Organizer, Fellow, Champion

    Recently honored at the White House as a Champion of Change, Diali says the OFA Professional Fellowship is “not like other trainings”

    Diali recently finished an OFA Digital Professional Fellowship – and was just named a White House Champion of Change.

  • Flex your civic engagement muscle

    Read about one OFA chapter's partnership with a local health care organization

    OFA Chapters around the country are working with local partner groups on ways to improve their communities.

    This week, while proudly wearing their OFA pins, OFA New Mexico chapter members joined with Health Action New Mexico to celebrate their 20th year of service to the people of the state.

  • 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.

  • Onward: A former OFA Professional Fellow lands a dream job

    Christina recently graduated from OFA's inaugural Professional Fellowship program, Here's what she's up to now

    Read how a former OFA professional fellow used OFA tools and trainings to land a job fighting for a great cause.

    Starting out as long-time volunteer with OFA in California, Christina soon became an OFA digital lead, and then a regional digital co-lead, and then building on her skill set to become a digital professional fellow.

    Anyone can become an organizing rockstar too. All you have to do is get started.

  • Fulfilling the Promise in Tucson

    Organizers all over the country are working to make sure everyone has the tools and skills to make their voices heard. Read the latest from Arizona.

    When it comes to making a difference in your own community, on issues big and small, you don't have to feel like you're sitting on the sidelines.

    Across the country, OFA volunteers are focused on Fulfilling the Promise, community organizing projects started by local OFA chapters to improve their communities on a local level.

    Read how this OFA chapter in Tuscan is working to save a vital youth education program from budget cuts.

  • The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

    The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

    OFA recently screened "The Empowerment Project," presented by IndieFlix. The film follows the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women.

    The OFA Community Organizing Institute recently screened a documentary that focuses on the positive and powerful female leaders across the country.

    The film began with a question: what would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?

  • Speaking up on the Iran deal

    "This little movement now has a life of its own."

    OFA volunteers recently visited their senators' offices to discuss the Iran deal. Here's what happened.

  • Fulfilling the Promise in Kansas City

    Organizers like me are working to make sure everyone has the tools and skills to make their voices heard.

    My organizing days began in Denver, Colorado, where I saw leaders come together for a common cause—using digital organizing skills to achieve their goals.

  • Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest

    The real deal on Iran, news from NASA, and more money saved by Obamacare. Here's a round up of this week's top news.

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

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

  • Get the facts: Read the OFA Truth Team Digest

    The economy, paid-leave, Iran, and more. Here's a round up of some of last week's news.

    A handful of important stories from last week that you don't want to miss.

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

  • Training the next generation of digital leaders

    The first of four tracks of the OFA Professional Fellowship has come to an end. Get the inside scoop on the journey—and what comes next

    The OFA Professional Fellowship is a training and educational program that seeks to cultivate high quality talent by developing the skills of mid- and senior-level staff throughout the progressive movement—and it just wrapped up the inaugural track.

    Check out the first graduating class, who focused on improving their digital organizing skills.

  • Join the conversation on Iran—add your name

    Everyone's talking about the Iran deal. Here's why it's so critical for you to stay informed.

    Earlier this month, the United States and its international partners finalized an agreement with Iran crafted to prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

    Many leading scientists and non-proliferation experts have already spoken up in support of the agreement, but the conversation is far from over.

    The heated rhetoric about this deal started before it was even finalized. Stay informed and add your voice to the conversation.

  • Fulfilling the promise—one volunteer at a time

    OFA’s Fulfilling the Promise program was created by volunteers to make sure everyone has access to the tools and training necessary to make their voices heard—no matter their level of resources.

    OFA volunteers in underserved communities are making sure everyone has the opportunity to learn how to organize.

    Read how some chapters are learning to increase the impact of their work by hosting events near public transportation, providing a space for children to be supervised, holding events in the evenings to accommodate those who need to work during the day, and using other methods to give everyone a chance to learn the skills they need to take action.