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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.

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  • Marching for clean power

    Read how a group of organizers set out to change the hearts and minds of the American people on climate change.

    Supporters like Jon Jorgenson marched from California to Washington, D.C., to encourage people to take action on climate change in their communities.

  • 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.

  • OFA volunteers are making a difference in the fight to raise the wage

    It’s been nearly six years since the minimum wage was last raised. Join the fight to move this issue forward.

    While our economy has made incredible progress over the past few years, the federal minimum wage has remained the same. In fact, as of July 24, it hasn’t been raised in six years.

    We need to push for an economy that gives everyone—not just a few at the top—a chance to succeed.

    OFA volunteers have been organizing in support of reform in their own communities and are working to spread the message about how crucial it is to raise the minimum wage.

  • "It was the honor of a lifetime"

    Meet Jennifer, an OFA fellow who got to introduce the President

    I've seen a lot of dreams made real since I started organizing, but as the daughter of two immigrants, nothing compares to how I felt watching my father pass pass his citizenship exam. That feeling is something I want others to experience, and it's what drives me to learn more and get better as a community organizer.

    Being an OFA fellow has allowed me to channel my inspiration from the stories of great leaders—and to meet one of those I most admire.

  • Yumi believes in DREAMers

    Working with OFA helped her realize the power of we.

    Yumi is familiar with the experience of being an immigrant—her passion for helping DREAMers stems from painful periods in her own life. Read her story.

  • March on Washington, 1963

    It was August 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut. I was 24 years old. I was a mom. I was white. I had heard about the March—everyone had—and

  • Keep the momentum growing

    Below is a special message from Jon Carson to all the OFA volunteers who have taken part in Action August so far: Friends, You and your

  • Taking action on behalf of gun violence victims

    "The people we lost in Aurora loved, and were loved. They were mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and dreams that were not yet fulfilled." —President Obama on June 21, 2012
    In honor of the one year anniversary of the Aurora shooting, OFA volunteers across the country joined together to ...

  • 17 days to get out the vote

    Dr. Jill Biden picked up some pizza to bring to hardworking volunteers in Duluth. Volunteers are out in full force today, knocking on do