Democracy is not a
spectator sport

OTOC exists to recreate community in our fragmented society. People are often disconnected and conversations about important issues are difficult. OTOC seeks to reweave the frayed social fabric and connect people across the lines that tend to divide them: race and ethnicity, economics, religion, geography and language.

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  • OTOC leaders and Sen John McCollister

    OTOC leaders meet with Sen. John McCollister to discuss wide array of topics

    OTOC leaders and Sen John McCollister

    Leaders of the OTOC Environmental Sustainability Action Team organized a meeting with Sen. John McCollister (Dt. 20–South Central Omaha) on Friday, June 26th which was held a Countryside Congregational Church. Immigration Action Team Co-Chair Kathleen Grant thanked Sen. McCollister for his critical support for LB 423 which allow young adult dreamers the opportunity to qualify […]

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    July 13 Training to focus on Organizing Cycle, Qualities of Leaders

    Session 1 Marshall Johnson

    OTOC Leadership Training Session Two at Augustana Lutheran (3647 Lafayette Ave)  Monday, July 13th  ABCs and 1,2,3s of Community Organizing #2 Top 3 list:    “going deeper” into the practices and principles OTOC leaders employ OTOC is a Broad-based Organization. How does this differ from Civic Organizations or Movements?   Are there other Broad-based organizations? The Cycle […]

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    Over 50 leaders from 22 organizations attend first summer training session

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    On Monday, June 8th, fifty one  OTOC leaders and guests began a lively summer training program to focus some of the fundamental ideas and practices of organizing. Leaders from 22 different congregations and community organizations discussed concepts like “Self Interest”, the “Iron Rule” of organizing and reality that officials sometimes  “Do the right thing for […]