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  • President Obama: We should be proud of what we've achieved

    The President has committed to doing as much as he can to move forward on important issues and protect the progress we've already made—but he can't do it alone. Read his message to OFA supporters.

    It's because of people like you who have stepped up—in ways big and small—that progress over the past few years has been possible. And as we roll into the final months of President Obama's last term in office, it's going to be up to folks like you to help make sure we aren't held back by those trying to stop progress.

  • Eight isn't enough

    America needs a fully-functioning Supreme Court—speak up for a fair nomination process for Judge Merrick Garland.

    The Supreme Court rules on some of our country's most important legal cases. We can't let the judicial branch be crippled by the same partisan obstruction that's currently plaguing both houses of Congress.

    Learn why the country's most important judicial body needs to be at full strength with nine justices, and should not be allowed to sit with a vacancy for more than a single term.

    Then, add your name to an overwhelming majority of Americans who want a fair nomination process.

  • OFA organizers tell senators: Do your job

    Read how volunteers from around the country joined together to call for a fair Supreme Court nomination process.

    President Obama announced his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland. But Senate leaders are still refusing to even meet with him, using partisan politics to make excuses about not doing their jobs.

    OFA organizers have been speaking out with a message for their senators: Do your job. Earlier this month, volunteers gathered in 23 states for a day of action focused on the Supreme Court vacancy. Check out these stories from local events across the country as organizers continue to push for a path forward for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.

  • Did they really just say that?

    Did they really just say that?

    This is how extreme voices are getting to block a fair Supreme Court nomination process.

    Leaders on the Senate Judiciary Committee have promised not to meet with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, even before knowing who it will be.

    Read OFA Co-Chair Jim Messina's message to supporters.

  • A step beyond ridiculous: The Senate is pledging to handicap the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court's rulings will impact our country for decades to come—it's too important to be hindered by an empty seat. The Senate must stop its obstructionism and take its job seriously.

    A fair nomination process for the next Supreme Court Justice is so crucial—read why and join the hundreds of thousands signing OFA's petition to the Senate.

  • 77 leaders. 22 states. One mission.

    Volunteer leaders from all over the country came together to learn from organizing experts and plan for the year ahead.

    Every year, OFA's top volunteers from around the country gather in Chicago at the annual Volunteer Leadership Summit to share their experiences from the previous year and apply the things they've learned to their plans for the year ahead.

    Kicking off OFA's 2016 training calendar, 77 passionate volunteer leaders from 22 states joined together to learn from each other and some of the top organizing experts.

    Check out what happened at the summit and find out more about the power of training.

  • Our next Supreme Court Justice

    A functional Supreme Court is crucial to a working government. We can't let obstructionist lawmakers stand in the way.

    The Supreme Court is about to consider some of the most important issues facing our country—from climate change and immigration reform, to women's and workers' rights. But with the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, only eight members remain on the court.

    Let's be clear about what the Constitution says: When there's a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the President is required to nominate someone to fill it, and the Senate must give that nominee fair consideration. But there are those in the Senate who are pledging to block the Senate's constitutional duty, and block President Obama from filling the vacancy.

  • It's time for criminal justice reform

    There are too many nonviolent offenders serving unfairly long sentences.

    America is a nation of second chances—but too often, our criminal justice system doesn't reflect that. Stand with OFA in telling Congress it's time for reform.

  • President Obama: Organizing is fundamental

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

    Organizing is one of the main reasons we've been able to make so much progress in communities around the country. Progress doesn't happen on its own—it's the result of people pushing for change in communities across the country.

    And in 2016, there's still more work to do.

    Check out this message from President Obama and join OFA supporters keeping up the fight for meaningful change.

  • 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.