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A message to OFA supporters: We're not backing down

This has been a tough couple of weeks—there's no doubt about that. But if we've learned anything as organizers, it's that we can't get discouraged and we cannot walk away.
We've faced setbacks before, and this is no different. OK, it's a little different, but that only means that our work is more important than ever. The progress we've been able to achieve together over the past several years has been remarkable, and it's been possible in part because of people like you, people who have stepped up—in ways big and small.

Last week, OFA Advisory Board member Jeremy Bird sent a message to OFA supporters on the fights ahead that I wanted to share with you.

OFA Family,

If you're anything like me, you're still sorting through the events of the past week and a half. It's hard -- there's no way to sugarcoat that. Vulnerable communities are feeling like this country has turned its back on them. And years of hard work are on the chopping block, seemingly overnight.

Maybe you're feeling disillusioned, cynical, or frustrated. But now is not the time to walk away -- now is the time to get in the ring and fight harder than we ever have before.

Everyone knows what's at stake.

If you've been an active part of this movement, we need you to double down. If you're just joining us or want a constructive way to start organizing in your community, now is the time to roll up your sleeves and get involved. Don't ever think that you can't make a difference.

We need you.

Your voice, your compassion, and your actions have never been more important than they are today, right now. OFA leaders, volunteers, trainers, supporters, and staff are here, and we're not going anywhere.

Progress is never easy. But we've never been here for the easy fights.

Let’s get to work.

Never been more fired up. Still ready to go,
- Jeremy

Jeremy Bird
Organizing for Action Advisory Board

The majority of Americans believe in a diverse, tolerant, optimistic, dynamic, inclusive vision for this country, and that's a reality worth fighting for. But we need your voice. We need you to get involved, so let's go.


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