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Taking a stand with women for economic security for all families

Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and OFA supporters are taking action.

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  • Stand up for women's access to health care

    Just hours before the State of the Union, the House passed this bill.

    This is what some members of the House of Representatives were up to just hours before President Obama took the podium to talk about jobs and creating a stronger middle class.

  • Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, and you

    Join a special teleconference on Wednesday.

    Let's talk about economic equality for women—join OFA and our partners on a call with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter.

  • 41 years since Roe v. Wade

    It's time to recommit to protecting women's access to safe, legal reproductive care.

    "We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom." —President Barack Obama, January 22nd, 2014

  • OFA's 13 favorite #StandWithWomen organizing moments of 2013

    In 2013, Women took a stand—and not just in pink shoes

    We stand with women by fighting for economic security, protecting access to health care, and supporting women’s leadership across the country. This year—from North Carolina to Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico—OFA volunteers took a stand—pink shoes and all.

  • Las Vegas stands with women

    Women share their stories of leadership.

    More than 25 leaders from across Southern Nevada gathered at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas recently for a roundtable discussion on women in leadership.


  • Chicago stands with women

    Congresswomen Schakowsky and Kelly join OFA Illinois to launch a local stand with women program.

    OFA Illinois supporters gathered at Federal Plaza in Chicago last week to raise awareness of the issues affecting women across the country, including the victories of the Affordable Care Act.


  • Chatting about the minimum wage and women

    Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women.

    Women are increasingly the breadwinners for their families, which makes understanding which factors play a role in women’s economic security even more important. Last week, OFA's campaign manager for women's issues Kaili Lambe and Julie Vogtman from the National Women's Law Center got on Facebook to chat live with supporters.

  • Tonight: Chat about the minimum wage on Facebook

    Together let's take a deeper look at how raising the minimum wage would help women.

    Two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. That's why tonight we're jumping on Facebook to chat about the history of the minimum wage, what the minimum wage is in different states, and what raising the minimum wage would mean for women.

  • Voters stand with women in Albuquerque

    Record turnout gives women's rights a victory.

    Yesterday, Albuquerque voters soundly rejected a measure that would have placed the government squarely between women and their doctors. With early vote totals nearly doubling the number of early votes cast in the mayoral race last month, and some voters waiting up to an hour to vote yesterday, Albuquerque residents sent a message to anyone who doesn't respect women's rights.

  • The continued attack on women’s rights and health

    Did you see what happened in the Senate last week?

    A group of lawmakers in the Senate took their attacks on women's rights a step further last week when Senator Lindsey Graham introduced an extreme bill that would severely limit women’s ability to access quality reproductive care.

  • Detroit stands with women

    OFA-MI launches a local Stand with Women program.

    Supporters joined community leaders in Detroit's Eastern Market neighborhood to join the local fight to protect women's rights.

  • Victims of domestic violence lose aid due to shutdown

    At least 2,000 shelters rely on funds from federal programs that have been halted by the government shutdown.

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At a time when we should be focused on solutions to domestic violence, the government shutdown is hindering support for victims.

  • Introducing the OFA Donor Wall

    These people are building this movement, brick by brick.

    Your name can be here—just chip in to help before our critical September 30th fundraising deadline.

  • Organizing for women's equality


    OFA kicked off the "Stand with Women" initiative last week at house parties across the country. More than 500 supporters attended local events to discuss how to take action on issues that impact women's lives—including access to health care and economic equality.

  • Why it's time to stand with women



    Women's rights and security have come a long way, but there is still more to do. We’re making sure that state legislatures—and Congress—know that they should be helping women and families, not putting up more road blocks to success.