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  • OTOC worked to help Senators Override Veto of LB 947–commercial and professional licenses for immigrant youth

    OTOC Leaders Mary McKeighan, Mary Spurgeon and Ellen Moore were in gallery today at the Unicameral voted 31 to 13 to override Gov. Ricketts’ veto of LB 947–commercial and professional licenses for immigrant youth. OTOC leaders have made many dozens of calls and emails in recent days asking their Senators to support LB 947 and […]

  • Over 350 attended successful April 9 Celebration of Community

    OTOC wants to thank the 350+ people who joined us on April 9 at the Hot Shops for a fun evening of  music, art, delicious appetizers, desserts, cash bar and a terrific silent auction and great conversation with friends. Once again it was a great evening to see old friends and make new ones. Co-Chairs […]

  • OTOC to hold April 18 Accountability Session with OPPD Dt 5 Candidates

    OTOC will hold an accountability session with candidates for the OPPD Board from Sub District 5  which represents Central and Northwest Omaha. OPPD is an essential part of our community and the decisions of the Board have an impact on virtually every household in our region. Come to find out more about OPPD, the issues […]

  • World Herald publishes letters of ten OTOC leaders supporting Transitional Health Insurance–Unicameral again rejects it

    Despite OTOC leaders ongoing efforts to educate legislators about why working poor need help to purchase affordable health insurance, some members of the the Unicameral again voted down our efforts. Many OTOC leaders have written letters to editor supporting T-HIP and 10 are published Many OTOC leaders have written in letters to the Editor in […]

  • OTOC testifies for LR 455 which is voted out of committee—Strategic Plan to mitigate and adapt to Climate Change

    Several members of the OTOC Environmental Action Team testified on Tuesday, March 8 at Noon in support for of LR 455   (Sen. Haar). The purpose of this Resolution is to “create a special committee to create a framework for a plan related to climate change.” The plan would look at assessments of vulnerability, risks and […]

  • 150 concerned Omahans participated in OTOC Issue Conference

    One hundred fifty people from 41 congregations and community organizations across Omaha participated in OTOC’s Issue Conference on Saturday, February 27 at First United Methodist. OTOC leaders prepared eight different workshops and 20 to 40 people attended each of the leader lead gatherings. All of the workshops invited those present to take “next steps” to […]

  • Resources and Handouts from OTOC Issues Conference

    Below  are the handouts and resources that OTOC and Community leaders provided to those who attended their workshops at the February 27 Issues Conference. If you have questions or want to know when the OTOC Action Teams are meeting to take action on these issues, contact the OTOC office at otocfornebraska@gmail.com or 402-344-4401.   9:40 […]

  • OTOC asks Omaha area Senators to Support LB 1032–Transitional Health Insurance Program

    OTOC leaders will travel to Lincoln on Wednesday, February 24th to meet with several Omaha area members of the Unicameral to educate them about why the Unicameral needs to pass LB 1032–Transitional Health Insurance Program– or come up with some other model to help 77,000 Nebraskans be able to purchase affordable health insurance. Please  join […]

  • OTOC leaders testify at Unicameral to support health insurance for working poor, professional and commercial licenses for immigrant youth and Solar Energy

    Several OTOC leaders traveled to Lincoln over the last two days to testify on behalf of OTOC in favor of bills that the OTOC Action Teams have studied end endorsed. LB 1023–Transitional Health Insurance Program Rev. Keith Nelson gave evocative testimony about why Nebraska should adopt LB 1023, the Transitional Health Insurance Program which would […]

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

    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 […]