Organizing for Action

In Brief:

Created in early 2013 to keep President Obama’s supporters engaged after the election. It now has over five million volunteers and supporters. By harnessing its network, technology, and volunteers OFA continues to mobilize Americans across the country in support of a progressive legislative agenda that addresses gun violence, women’s health, comprehensive immigration reform, middle class job creation, climate change, marriage equality, and other legislative priorities at the state level.

Organizing for Action is a movement of millions of Americans, coming together to fight for real, lasting change.

With more than 250 local chapters around the country, OFA volunteers are building the organization from the ground up, community by community, one conversation at a time – whether that’s on a front porch or on Facebook. OFA is committed to finding and training the next generation of great progressive organizers, because at the end of the day, OFA isn’t the first to fight for progressive change, and they won’t be the last.

This is bigger than just one person or one cause. The 5 million Americans who’ve taken action with Organizing for Action are part of a long line of people who stand up and take on the big fights for social justice, basic fairness, equal rights, and expanding opportunity.

That means turning up the heat on climate change deniers, because the stakes are too high not to act. It means calling for lawmakers to stop standing in the way of comprehensive immigration reform. OFA is helping people get health coverage, and telling the stories of the millions who are seeing the life-saving benefits of Obamacare. OFA is rallying around the simple principle that love is love and that no one should ever be discriminated against because of who they are or whom they love. OFA organizes because too often a woman’s health care is debated as a political issue, not as a basic right. And OFA believes that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules deserves a fair shot at the American dream.

That kind of progress is never easy. But Organizing for Action is not here for easy fights.

In the face of partisan gridlock and powerful, deep-pocketed interests, OFA refuses to be cynical about what we can accomplish. With a history of proving the naysayers wrong, OFA looks forward to doing it again.