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Andres Useche of Los Angeles, CA on Climate Change

Andres Useche of Los Angeles, CA writes: How can we not care about the air we breathe? About the sustainability of the world we inhabit? About the shape that we leaving this planet in for our own children and grandchildren? I am very proud of the movement’s and President Obama’s achievements in getting serious about…

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Meet Joyce of Mill Valley, CA by Katy Drury Anderson

Katy Drury Anderson writes: Joyce and I have been friends for 25 years. She has been active in the schools and local issues. She and 20 friends have recently started a women's group to become more politically active. She is sharing our webstite and events with them. When I have called for OFA financial support…

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Andres Useche of Los Angeles, CA on DACA and DREAMers

Andres Useche of Los Angeles, CA writes: By singing and participating in rallies throughout the country, I met many DREAMers whose stories touched me deeply and inspired me to write a second immigration song: Dream to Belong (the video above).  I was devastated to learn that Joaquin Luna, a teen DREAMer, had taken his own life…

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Meet Sheryan of Santa Clarita, CA by Johonna Veloso

Johonna Veloso writes: Sheryan is a long time OFA volunteer and she has used her organizing skills with different labor organizations in Southern California. Sheryan is very concerned about what an upcoming Trump presidency will mean for people in her community because she has already heard about a rise in bullying in her local school.…

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Meet Amie of Glendale, CA by Johonna Veloso

Johonna Veloso writes: Amie is a veteran and OFA alum. She worked as an RFD in Washington in 2012, and then as a congressional staffer who focused on veteran's affairs. She recently moved to Los Angeles from Washington with her husband and son. In Spring 2017, she will begin studying to become a registered nurse.…

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Frances of Berkeley, CA on Climate Change

Frances of Berkeley, CA writes: I’ve lived in California for most of my life.  I grew up enjoying family camping trips in our state’s beautiful and diverse National and State parks.  This instilled in me a love of the outdoors and a desire to ensure that we preserve this heritage. We have just gone through…

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Meet Johonna of Los Angeles, CA by Lenda Sherrell

Lenda Sherrell writes: Johonna was an RFD in Tampa, FL for the 2012 Obama campaign. She grew up in Los Angeles, and after 2012 moved back there where she is a para-legal for a law firm. She volunteered in Las Vegas for HRC, and wants to be sure that she does everything she can to…

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Andres of Los Angeles, CA on Immigration

Andres Useche of Los Angeles, CA writes:   I am an immigrant.  When I first arrived in the USA, there was a person that helped me and my family the most, a lovely elderly lady who happened to be undocumented. She worked all day and cleaned corporate floors all night to give her children the best life…

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Shernaz of Danville, CA on Bullying

Shernaz of Danville, CA writes: I’ve lived in California for 4 years with my husband and 3 sons. We moved here from Houston, TX and love the climate and people in California.  I’m a full time mom now but have previously worked for non-profits in the fields of healthcare and higher education. As a child,…

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