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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.
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
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?
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.
An update on visits to members of Congress during this August recess
There are only a few days left of recess. Now's the time to make your voice heard—before they head back to Washington.
"Everything I learned in the last four weeks I will use for the rest of my life."
The second track of the OFA Professional Fellowship just finished up—and these professional-grade trainers are already making things happen.
Another track of the OFA Professional Fellowship just graduated. Check out these professional-grade trainers in action.
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.
Get the facts: Read the Truth Team Digest
Read the latest on LGBT rights, a drop in jobless claims, and more
It's been a busy week in the news. Stay up-to-date with four stories that are easy to read and even easier to share.
Check out the latest on LGBT rights, a notable drop in jobless claims, and more.
No fluff, just facts—that's the Truth Team way.
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.