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OTOC February 27 Issues Conference features 8 Workshops on issues facing families

February 3rd, 2016

Leaders of Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) will hold an Issues Conference on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at First United Methodist Church. OTOC and Community leaders will lead eight interactive workshops that will focus on issues affecting Omaha families. Each workshop will end with practical Next Steps that we can take to make progress on the issue.

OTOC On Line Registration Form

The OTOC workshops include:

Session 1

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OTOC leaders at the 2014 Issues Conference briefly explained their workshops to 150 people who attended

  • Death Penalty: supporting repeal of the death penalty in the November referendum
  • EPA Clean Power Plan after the Supreme Court Intervention: How to advance clean power in Nebraska while the CPP is on hold due to the Supreme Court action. Duane Havorka and OTOC leaders will lead this information discussion and generate strategies.
  • Mental Health: filling the gaps in behavioral health services in Omaha  
  • ­Violence in the Community: seeking potential solutions for neighborhood safety  

Session 2

  • Neighborhoods and Housing: determining property tax values, abandoned property
  • OTOC and OPPD: organizing within OPPD to assure a sustainable, smart energy future 
  • Refugees and Immigrants: advocating for fair treatment of immigrants and refugees
  • Health Insurance for Working Poor: using Medicaid funds to insure workers in the coverage gap

 

The schedule for the Issue Conference is:

  • 8:30 am to 9:00 am               Gathering and registration, coffee, juice and light snacks
  • 9:00 am to 9:30 am                Meeting information and short training on organizing
  • 9:40 am to 10:30am               Issues Workshops Session 1
  • 10:40 am to 11:30 am           Issues Workshops Session 2
  • 11:40 am to Noon                   Report back and next steps         
  • 12:00 Noon                             Adjourn and go organize

Online Registration

Flyer for February 27th Issue Conference

Final Registration Form for February 27 Issues Conference

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Please return to OTOC by mail, email or leave a phone message using the information below:

Your Name______________________________    

Your Congregation/Institution________________

Your E-Mail_____________________________

Best Phone Number ____________________________

Which workshop you would like to attend in Session One and Session Two

Register by sending this information to OTOC through one of these means:

402-344-4401                otocfornebraska@gmail.com                     3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, NE 68131

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