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OTOC News from February 2020

  • Payday Lending Ballot Initiative

    OTOC’s Payday Lending Action Team has been working for several years to combat inhumane interest rates on delayed deposit loans. In 2020 we are participating in a state wide ballot initiative to put reduced interest rates into law. 2020 Ballot Initiative A coalition of nonprofits across the state have teamed up to put this issue […]

  • Starting the Year with Issue Cafes!

    Mental Health Panel on Feb. 25 Mental Health leaders brought in a panel of mental health agencies and services to begin a conversation about the biggest needs for keeping people with mental illness out of jail. Some of the main issues discussed were lack of or shrinking funding and resources, both from the state and […]

  • OTOC represented at Great Plains United Methodist Conference Seminar

    Long time OTOC leader Kevin Graham of First United Methodist was a presenter at the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Mercy and Justice webinar on Saturday, January 18. The webinar was to teach Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas about community organizing as the Methodist churches are looking to start teaching community organizing […]