OTOC Leaders stand in solidarity as DACA program is threatened

OTOC Leaders attended the Stand with DREAMers press conference in Lincoln on Tuesday. President Trump has cancelled the DACA program which now puts an expiration date on DACA recipients' documentation, unless congress passes something like the Dream Act into legislation soon.OTOC stands with immigrant and refugee families. We offer our heartfelt support for so many young people and their families...
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OTOC leaders attend seminar with Glenn Loury, race and economics expert

On August 15 and 16th, OTOC leaders Mark Hoeger and Karen McElroy and IPL Executive Director Joe Higgs joined community leaders from across the United States in Houston, Texas to discuss how to work across race and class lines in these polarized times.  Karen, Mark and all of the eighty leaders and organizers present in Houston were part of organizations affiliated with the Industrial Areas...
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OTOC leaders learning to do Individual Relational meetings

Fifty five OTOC and community leaders attended the final summer training session about organizing where Paul Turner taught about the most fundamental tool of organizing--the individual meeting.This  workshop focused on how engage others in individual meetings in order to develop effective public relationships. If you want to build strong working relationships with people, learn how to do good...
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OTOC leaders continue their work to reduce housing blight

Five leaders of the OTOC Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Team testified Tuesday night in favor of $1.1 Million for demolition of condemned structures in the 2018 City Budget. They also issued two challenges to the Mayor and Council.In 2011, the City was spending only $240,000/year on demolition and had a backlog of 800 condemned properties. Since 2013, OTOC has successfully advocated that...
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