What can you do today to make a difference? First, watch highlights from the Action August Summit and get inspired. Then, pledge to be part of Action August.Read More…
Organizing for Action volunteers held events nationwide this week to help inform their communities about the benefits of Obamacare, push for comprehensive immigration reform, and action on climate change. Action August is here in a big way.
* In Charlotte, N.C, volunteers marked the President's birthday by educating the community about Obamacare. As OFA supporter Jonette Harper explained, "With a healthier nation we have a wealthier nation.” [NBC Charlotte]
* Organizing for Action Tennessee volunteers rallied to increase awareness on climate change in front of the offices of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN). [The Cleveland Daily Banner, Tenn.]
* OFA volunteers in Minnesota have put U.S. Reps. John Kline and Erik Paulsen on notice, pushing them to act on key issues in Action August. “We want to send a clear message to the House that these are issues that people are demanding action on,” said local supporter Blair Lawton. [Minnesota Star Tribune]
* Ohio supporters helped highlight that women in particular will benefit from Obamacare programs. "Women will no longer pay more in premiums to get less coverage," said Stephanie Kight of Planned Parenthood of Ohio. "Our medications, including our birth control, will be covered as part of preventive health care as it should always have been." [Ohio Public Radio]
This is just the beginning. OFA volunteers will be turning up the pressure on Congress all month long. It's not too late—be a part of this.
While lawmakers are home for congressional recess, thousands of supporters will be holding events in key districts across the country. It's all about making sure members of Congress hear directly from the people they represent, on the issues that matter to all of us. We're calling it Action August—and there will be plenty of ways to get involved, no matter where you live.
We'll make sure you get all the latest updates on Action August events. Whether something is happening near you or if there's something easy you can do from your computer, you'll be the first to know about it.
We're going to be tackling several of the biggest issues throughout the month. At the top of the list, a comprehensive immigration reform bill is facing a tough path through the House—and we're going to be out there demanding action from our representatives.
OFA supporters will be telling the truth about Obamacare, fighting the outright lies about what health care reform means for ordinary Americans.
We'll be calling out the climate deniers who are standing in the way of progress in Washington, and make sure the senators who hold the key votes on gun violence prevention hear from the people who sent them to Congress.
And we'll be fighting attacks on a woman's health choices wherever they pop up.
Their recess is our opportunity to speak with our elected officials directly about the issues we care about. The more people who step up and get involved, the more likely we'll all be heard. Commit to being a part of Action August today.
Simple as that.
Time is running out to call voters in critical states and make a serious difference in this election. So take some time today to use the Obama 2012 online call tool.
It’s easy, it’s fun, and when battleground states are called for President Obama on Tuesday night, you can say you helped make it happen.
With three days to go until Election Day, Obama 2012 volunteers spent the day having conversations with voters over the phone and on doorsteps across the country. It’s not too late to be a part of this—take a look at some of the action from today, then sign up to help get out the vote for President Obama in your neighborhood.Read More…
This morning, as our volunteer Neighborhood Team Leaders opened 5,117 get-out-the-vote (GOTV) staging locations in the battleground states that will decide this election, they began to execute the final phase of a ground game unlike any American politics has ever seen. These staging locations are even more localized versions of our field offices—set up in supporters’ homes, businesses, or any area that can serve as a central hub for a team’s GOTV activities in the final days.
From these hyper-local Obama hubs, volunteers have signed up for 698,799 shifts to get out the vote over the final four days of this campaign, a number that grows by the minute as organizers continue assigning supporters who have expressed an interest in volunteering. These volunteer-led GOTV staging locations embody what this campaign has been all about since we started organizing for change in 2007. The Neighborhood Team Leaders who are running our get-out-the-vote operation have been working in these neighborhoods for months, if not years.
Since we launched the re-election campaign in April 2011, those teams have been focused like a laser beam on three things: 1) expanding the electorate by registering new voters, 2) persuading undecided voters, and then 3) turning out our supporters. On all three fronts, these volunteers have blown away our most optimistic expectations.Read More…