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Archive for September, 2016

220 OTOC delegates and supporters attended OTOC’s Sept 29th Accountability Session with Candidates for the Unicameral

September 2nd, 2016

A full house of OTOC leaders joined candidates John Synowiecki  and Tony Vargas (Dt 7 Southeast),crowd-scene-back-right-with-ps-courts

Sara Howard and Larry Roland (Dt. 9 East Central),

Jill Brown and Justin Wayne ( Dt 13 Northeast) who gave their clear responses to questions posed by OTOC leaders.

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Candidates told the OTOC leaders where they stand on OTOC’s Action Agenda:medicaid-expansion

  • Expand Medicaid to cover all caught in the coverage gap
  • Increase Access to Behavioral Health Care in Prison and Community
  • Create Mental Health, Veterans Courts to avoid incarceration
  • Write Environmental Sustainability into state law and policyclimate-change-speakers
  • Adopt Fair Tax Policy to deal with ongoing structural deficts

OTOC leaders also challenged themselves to work together to spread the word to Retain Repeal of the Death  Penalty

 

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OTOC to host 3 Issues Cafe’s at Urban Abbey in September about the Death Penalty and Asylum seeking Women in Detention

September 1st, 2016

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Marilyn Felion helped lead an introduction to this issue at Urban Abbey during January, 2016

Leaders of Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) will hold three Issue Cafes at Urban Abbey (10th and Jackson) in September. Please join us at 6:45 p.m. for each of these three engaging discussions:

Wed, Sept. 7th and Mon, Sept. 19th at 6:45 pm  Why Nebraska should Retain Repeal of the Death Penalty. Learn the facts about the death penalty in Nebraska. Be part of inviting conversation and teach your community about this critical issue and why we should vote to RETAIN repeal of the Death Penalty in November.

 

Also attend the League of Women Voters Debate Thurs Sept 8 at 7:00 p.m.

At the Community Engagement Ctr @UNO (6001 W. Dodge) Two  Senators, Two  County Attorneys will  Debate whether Nebraska should Retain the Repeal  Click here for more information:      LWGO-DeathPenalty revsd

Jeanne Schuler

Jeanne Schuler and Sr. Kathleen Erickson helped lead a Sept 1 Press conference in front of Rep Brad Ashford’s office calling for an end to the indefinite detention of women and children seeking asylum


Thursday, Sept.15 at 6:45 pm:

Stop the Detention of Women and Children Seeking  Asylum   Learn how the US is keeping 2000 women and their children who are seeking asylum  in “Family Detention Centers” in Texas and Pennsylvania. Learn about the dangerous trek these families undertake to flee the  gang violence that is currently plaguing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Learn what it is like for these women and children to be locked up behind barbed wire. Learn about solutions which OTOC and Omaha faith leaders are promoting.       

 

 To see their moving statements, go to OTOC’s Facebook Page:Click here for OTOC’s Facebook page

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