Organizing for ’18

During September and into October, OFA volunteers and supporters are hosting OFA Campaign Organizing Bootcamps that will consist of a 2-5 hour bootcamp training.

Training is an important entry point for getting volunteers engaged in all kinds of organizing, whether for issue advocacy, ballot initiatives, or candidates. Training gives volunteers the knowledge, skills, and confidence to do work that directly impacts the issue and policies that affect the health of their community. To that end, we are providing the curriculum needed to get people trained and ready to help organize for whatever cause, issue, or candidate they choose.

If you're hosting an OFA Campaign Organizing Bootcamp, post your event today and then check out our host page for all the materials and guidance you need to know to put on a successful training.

Additionally, OFA volunteers and supporters are hosting Organizing for ’18 House Parties between now and October. We are bringing together friends, family, and neighbors to not just talk about how to get involved, but to take action right away. We’ll be going over how to get the people we know to turn out to vote—particularly those who aren’t regular voters—and how we can have an impact by joining local campaigns in priority districts and states.

Post your house party today and then check out the host guidance for everything you need to know to put on a successful event.

The stakes couldn’t be higher this year. We deserve elected officials who will represent their constituents instead of putting partisan politics ahead of the health, well-being, and economic security of the American people. Instead, Congress has enabled the White House’s damaging agenda—including their incessant efforts to sabotage Americans’ health care and their approval of a massive tax scam that put billionaires before working families. How can we fix it? By electing officials who will represent their constituents instead of putting partisan politics ahead of the health, well-being, and economic security of the American people. We can also insist that our districts are drawn more fairly, and work to end gerrymandering. Common sense solutions are possible when voters choose their representatives, instead of the other way around.

That’s why OFA is Organizing for ’18 this year—in districts and states across the country, we are working to harness grassroots power in the 2018 elections to hold members of Congress accountable for the votes they’ve taken in Washington. We are also engaging on the fight to end partisan gerrymandering with former Attorney General Eric Holder’s redistricting effort through state-level elections and by supporting various ballot measures.

OFA supporters are hosting events across the country to ensure that this November, we can elect representatives who align with our values and on the issues we fight for. From writing letters to the editor and hosting house parties, to trainings and phone-banks, now is the time to step up and to ensure a more equitable and representative government on the issues that affect our communities every day.

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