• It's finally over

    To all OFA volunteers who fought to get us here: Thank you for your help.

    After 16 days, it's finally over. The President signed legislation last night that ended the shutdown and prevented default. The government is open once again, hundreds of thousands of Americans are back to work, and vital services are being restored.

    That's in no small part thanks to what you did. Over the course of the last several weeks, more than 1.2 million OFA supporters made their voices heard. Volunteers organized grassroots events across the country and called members of Congress. And we absolutely dominated the conversation online to keep the pressure on lawmakers to take action to avoid default.

    On Tuesday alone, our message was shared more than 50,000 times on Facebook. On Twitter, there were more than 110,000 tweets calling on Congress to #EndThisNow— a message that became a trending topic nationwide. At the height, there were more than 15,000 tweets in a single hour.

    Take a look at some of the tweets that dominated Tuesday's conversation:


    OFA exists to make sure the voices of ordinary Americans are heard in Washington. There's going to be a lot more work to do on the agenda Americans voted for last fall in the near future. But today, we can say with certainty that grassroots organizing really does matter. After weeks of frustration from Capitol Hill, the government is back open for business.

    Thanks for all you've done—and get ready for what's next.
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