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.


Latest News

  • Council Member Melton speaking

    Six of seven next City Council members commit to work with OTOC

    Council Member Melton speaking

    At a May 01 Accountability session, six of the the seven winning candidates for City Council made commitments to 350 OTOC leaders. All Candidates were invited, Mayor Stothert  declined and Vinny Palermo had an OPS School Board meeting but has agreed to meet in the future. Our new City Council agreed to work with OTOC […]

  • OTOC Audience from the front

    350 OTOC Delegates meet with 12 Candidates for Mayor and City Council

    OTOC Audience from the front

    Final Summary of How Candidates Answered OTOC’s   A standing room audience of 350 packed the hall at St. Leo the Great Church on Monday, May 1 to hear OTOC leaders ask Mayoral Candidate Heath Mello and candidates for all 7 City Council Districts for commitments to work with OTOC on 4 issues affecting […]

  • Leaders Raising Issue of Pay Day Lending

    See Questions and Fact Sheets that OTOC presented to Candidates on May 1

    Leaders Raising Issue of Pay Day Lending

    Mayoral Candidate Heath Mello and 11 of the 13 candidates for Omaha City Council attended the OTOC City Candidate Accountability Session on Monday, May 1 at 7 pm at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church (102nd and Blondo).  Mayor Jean Stothert declined to attend this non-partisan, issue oriented session. The only City Council candidates not […]

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