OTOC’s Action Teams have had a busy few months. Please share this report with people who might be interested in their ongoing efforts to make Omaha and Nebraska a community that works for all families.
OTOC leaders prepare to meet with Governor Ricketts on Mar 31
Immigration Action Team: OTOC leaders were greatly cheered that the Nebraska Unicameral was able to clear last minute efforts to filibuster LB 623 which grants Dreamers who have been granted a temporary federal status the opportunity to apply for a Driver’s license in Nebraska. According to Kathleen Grant, OTOC Immigration Action Team Chair, “It is high time that the State of Nebraska afford these young people the opportunity to legally drive to their work, school and home. They are part of the bright future of our state and by not allowing them to drive in our state, we are driving them away from our state.”
Grant, Gaspar Gaspar and other leaders of the OTOC Action Team asked 9 candidates for the Unicameral to support this change in law at an OTOC Acountability Session attended by 300 people back on October, 6, 2014. OTOC leaders testified in support of the bill in February and then met with Governor Ricketts on March 31 to ask that he support this change in state law. To learn more about ongoing work of the Immigration Action Team, contact Jeanne Schuler at firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More . . .