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President Obama: Organizing is fundamental

Read the President's message to OFA supporters, and say you'll commit to the fight for progress.

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  • OFA volunteers gathered for 2016 State of the Union

    Across the country, OFA volunteers held more than 130 watch parties to listen to the President's final State of the Union address.

    The State of the Union is always an important time of year, bringing organizers around the country together to watch the President lay out his vision for the year ahead. To celebrate a shared milestone, OFA volunteers held watch parties in more than 130 cities across the country.

  • Vice President Biden: We're going to finish strong

    Listen to what the Vice President just told OFA supporters about the next steps in the fight for progress.

    On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. On Wednesday, the Vice President spoke to OFA supporters about the need to continue pushing for meaningful change, and the work ahead in the next year.

    Referring to himself as "the guy in the red tie who sat behind the President last night," the Vice President emphasized one of President Obama's main points from the State of the Union address: Change is possible when people take action.

  • President Obama on the work ahead

    President Obama just finished his State of the Union, and he asked us to stay involved.

    The President made it clear during his State of the Union address that we have to work together to make the kind of change we want.

    This work has never been more important and it's made possible with the support of people like you.

    Keep the fight going—say you're in.

  • Michelle Obama: Barack's final State of the Union

    The First Lady is asking OFA supporters to tune in and get fired up.

    Last week, Michelle Obama sent a message to OFA supporters across the country, encouraging them to tune into President Obama's final State of the Union address.

    Read what she said and RSVP to watch the State of the Union on January 12.

    Organizers across the country will be watching as the prepare for the fights ahead. Say you'll be one of them.

  • Five reasons 2015 was a historic year

    We made crucial progress this year, and now we're looking ahead. Ready to keep the momentum going in 2016?

    As 2015 comes to an end, we're celebrating the progress we made—but we're also already looking to the challenges ahead.

  • 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.

    OFA hosted its Fall Organizing Summit in Washington, D.C.—featuring the Organizer-in-Chief himself, President Obama.

    More than 200 organizers gathered to discuss the future of the grassroots movement and the impact of the work they're doing across the country.

    Check out the highlights from the summit, including remarks from the President.

  • 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.