Thursday, April 23, 2015

WATCH: President Obama at the OFA Spring Summit

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Diane --

President Obama just spoke to OFA supporters at our Spring Summit.

You have to see what he had to say -- for the next 24 hours, you can watch the remarks by following OFA on Periscope on your iPhone or iPad.

It's so powerful to hear directly from the President -- the man we call the Organizer in Chief -- about the importance of the work we do, and what he thinks we can check off the to-do list in the next two years. He also addressed an issue on a lot of people's minds right now: his plan to set the most progressive trade policy in our nation's history.

This message wasn't just for the people in the room today -- that's why we're excited to give everyone a chance to hear it.

The video will expire at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, so if you have an iPhone or iPad, make sure you follow OFA on Periscope and check it out:

http://my.barackobama.com/President-Obama-at-the-Spring-Summit

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BREAKING: Loretta Lynch

The Senate finally put Loretta Lynch's confirmation to a vote.
 

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This program changed my life



Diane --

Tonight, I have the honor of introducing President Obama at the OFA Spring Summit.

It feels like a dream.

I was only 12 when I watched him deliver the famous keynote address in 2004 -- the story he told the nation that night sounded a lot like my own.

My parents are immigrants who came to this country before I was born, and did everything they could to build a better life for our family. Because they sacrificed, my siblings and I have a chance to succeed.

I've been so fortunate, and I signed up to be an OFA fellow last spring because I want to pay it forward. That'll be at the top of my mind in a few hours when I introduce the President of the United States.

The OFA Fellows Program has changed my life -- and it's giving hundreds of people just like me the tools needed to be great. Today, I'm asking OFA supporters across the country to chip in what you can toward that cause.

As fellows, we learn by doing, using real-world situations to engage on some of the biggest issues facing our communities. We work hard to inspire others to get involved, and pass along the skills we've learned -- that's how we keep this movement growing.

And it's easy to see an impact. Together, our organizers helped make hundreds of thousands of phone calls to spread the word about getting covered. We held events across the country to build the drumbeat on comprehensive immigration reform.

Now, I'm working with OFA to build a program called Fulfilling the Promise, which is focused on amplifying the voices that aren't represented enough in our national dialogue.

Tonight's summit is a celebration of grassroots organizing.

It's the spirit that inspired Barack Obama to start bringing communities together on the south side of Chicago. It's what drives folks across the country to speak up and be heard. It's the stuff that movements are made of.

This is work I plan to be doing for the rest of my life.

I hope you'll consider making a donation today to invest in our future leaders:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Invest-In-Fellows

Thanks,

Jose Del Rio III

















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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We've made progress on climate change - here's the proof:

This Earth Day, take a look at all the progress we've made.
 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This is the legacy we want to leave

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Diane --

Lisa Edwards' story is exactly why OFA runs a fellowship program.

After months of training as an organizing fellow, and tireless hours spent helping people in her community get signed up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, she felt prepared to do something big.

And that's exactly what she did. Lisa worked with partner organizations and community leaders to build a big event on the final day of enrollment to ensure people in her community were informed and able to get enrolled before the deadline.

By 6:00 a.m. that morning, several hundred were already in line -- and by the end of the day, over 300 people had signed up. Additionally, press coverage of the event helped inform thousands more about the upcoming deadline.

Lisa says that experience was "the most intense fight of my life." It's because of people like her that real progress happens in this country.

Finding and training the next generation of progressive leaders is what the OFA Fellowship Program is all about. We're on the verge of building our summer fellowship -- will you chip in to help support a fellow?

When we set out to create this fellowship program, we knew it was important to make sure volunteers in under-served communities had the chance to be part of it. We don't ask people to pay tuition, and we don't ask anyone to relocate from their home communities.

We also set out to create a fellowship program as diverse as the communities we serve -- when we surveyed our applicants last year, we found that 61 percent are women, and 56 percent are non-white.

These fellows represent the future of organizing.

OFA strives to give these folks the hands-on, practical skills needed to have a visible, meaningful impact in communities across the country. These fellows follow in the footsteps of generations of organizers who stood up, got involved, and learned from the people who had come before -- like President Obama did 30 years ago on the south side of Chicago.

That's the legacy we want to leave, because it's hard to look at what people like Lisa Edwards are doing and not be hopeful about the future.

We need your help funding this program -- chip in $5 or more today to do your part:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Invest-In-Fellows

Thanks,

Ashley

Ashley Pinedo
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Add your name: Tell Congress to confirm Loretta Lynch

Senate Republicans are holding up Loretta Lynch's confirmation.
 

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