Hundreds of OFA supporters attend the National Organizing Summit

By Samantha Abernethy

The National Organizing Summit in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday brought grassroots leaders and volunteers together from across the country to exchange stories and tips on organizing, and prepare for the final one-month push for health care enrollment.

Hundreds of OFA supporters came to meet with their colleagues — some of whom they’d only met before online — to inspire one another and learn how to take their organizing efforts to the next level.

Attendees heard speeches by OFA Executive Director Jon Carson, Chair Jim Messina, and former presidential advisor Melody Barnes. They also heard from Joshua Crutchfield — he’s a 26-year-old from Tennessee who recently enrolled in health insurance on the marketplace.

To close out the day, attendees heard from President Obama himself. Check out highlights from all of the speeches below:

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