Announcing the Obama Foundation’s future home

Obama Foundation
 David Plouffe
I’m writing to share some exciting news with you before it goes public.After all, it was you who made the improbable victory of President Obama possible.We’re getting ready to make a big announcement about where the Barack Obama Foundationis headed, and I don’t want you to miss it.Join the Obama Foundation today, and be the first to know.

Join us today to be the first to hear the news.This Foundation will not only celebrate the progress we’ve already made together but also continue to drive transformative change.

Right now, you and I have a unique opportunity to help lay the groundwork for the Foundation while the President is still in office. Let’s dream up big plans for the future of the movement we started together, and think about how we’ll inspire citizens everywhere to better their communities, their countries, and their world.

You should be part of it.

Sign up now, and let’s build this future together:

Thank you,

David Plouffe
2007-2008 Campaign Manager, Obama for America
Obama Foundation Board Member

Big win for women’s health!

by Gretchen Borchelt

Fighting for women’s health isn’t easy. But we do it to ensure that all women can get the health care they need.

 Thanks to your help – today, we’re one step closer to that reality.

 The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) just made a major announcement siding with women over insurance companies. They made it clear that insurance companies must cover all FDA-approved forms of birth control at no-cost – and that they’ll be watching companies to make sure they follow the law.

Thank Secretary Burwell for ensuring that women get the health care they need!

Recently, the National Women’s Law Center released two reports about how insurance companies were breaking the law. They frequently failed to cover birth control as required by the law. They also did not cover other women’s no-cost preventive services, like well-woman visits, and breastfeeding support and supplies. Insurance companies were discriminating against people based on gender, age, and gender identity. Some were even excluding coverage for maternity if women enroll in their family’s plan.

 The reports made major headlines – from the New York Times to Associated Press in hundreds of media outlets. And thousands of you signed a petition to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell asking her to make it clear to insurance companies that they need to stop breaking the law and give women the coverage they deserve under the health care law, known as the Affordable Care Act.

The Secretary heard our outrage and she acted.

Thank Secretary Burwell for taking an important step in getting women the health coverage they deserve and need.

We still have more work to do. But for today, we can celebrate what we’ve achieved.

Thanks for fighting with us for quality, affordable health care for women and their families.

And as always – thanks for keeping it personal,

Gretchen Borchelt

Acting Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights

National Women’s Law Center

My son Travis died in Iraq: Lynn Bradach via

My son Travis was accidentally killed in Iraq by a cluster bomb, which is a type of bomb that can explode months later, like a landmine. I’m calling on JPMorgan to stop funding companies that make these deadly bombs.

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Resistance! Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies


Facing Down Goliath Oil Companies

TheAchuar andU’wa indigenouspeoples have me in awe of the immense power of grassroots resistance in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations. Years after graduating from university, I find myself once again a student. Throughout my tenure at Amazon Watch, Ihave been honored to “informally apprentice” under our wise and humble indigenous partners.Today’s teachers are the Achuar people of the northern Peruvian Amazon and the U’wa people of the Colombian cloud forest. In recent weeks, both have informed the world of important advances in their decades-long struggles to defend their homelands.