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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    300 came to Pray and Show Support for Welcoming Refugees to Omaha

    large group from closer in

    There has been a lot of rhetoric, campaign speeches and hasty legislation in the last week about keeping America safe from terrorists who might try to pass themselves off as refugees. Three hundred people joined  OTOC, the Refugee Empowerment Center, Nebraska Appleseed and refugee leaders for a short prayer vigil on Mon day November 23 […]

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    OTOC leaders ask OPPD to not to move forward on rate restructuring

    Speakers at Nov 12 Board Meeting

    For a link to OTOC’s one page summary and analysis of OPPD’s proposed restructuring: OTOC summary of OPPD proposed rate restructuring Nov 13 Five OTOC leaders testified at the Nov 12 meeting of the OPPD. Mary Spurgeon  and Tim Fickenscher of First Methodist, Mary Bamesbuger of the Environmental Action Team, Mark Loscutoff of First Unitarian […]