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Voter Engagement

OTOC Voter Education and Get Out the Vote Initiative Rallies Nebraska Voters to Expand Medicaid

Friday, November 16, 2018
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With access to health care on the line for 90,000 Nebraskans, OTOC leaders worked hard to expand Medicaid for those with no health insurance.  After efforts to secure enough votes to overcome a filibuster in the Nebraska Unicameral proved unsuccessful, OTOC partnered with allies in 2018 to secure a place on the November Midterm ballot for 'Initiative 427' as a way to secure Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska.  On November 6, 2018, the effort succeeded.

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Affordable Housing, fair lending, Predatory Lending, landlords

OTOC Fights for Protection from Predatory Landlords, Lenders

Friday, May 5, 2017
West / Southwest IAF

OTOC convened a nonpartisan accountability assembly with twelve candidates for Mayor and City Council for Omaha with a standing-room-only audience of 350 leaders at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

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Nebraska IAF, Commnity Organizing in Omaha, Joe Higgs, Sr. Erickson, Unaccompanied Minors

OTOC Religious Leaders Admonish White House Over Deportations

Friday, August 8, 2014
Omaha World-Herald

Less than a week after Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) leaders began circulating a statement in support of unaccompanied children at the border, 140 leaders signed on — including Nebraska Episcopal Bishop Scott Barker and NE Lutheran Bishop Brian Maas.

The campaign was precipitated by OTOC immigration action leader Sr. Kathleen Erickson....

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Community Organizing in Omaha, Community Organizing in Nebraska, Nebraska IAF, Energy, OPPD, Coal

OTOC & Allies End Coal Burning in North Omaha

Monday, June 9, 2014
Omaha World Herald

The OTOC Environmental Sustainability Team formed early this year upon learning that the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) planned to continue burning coal in North Omaha and retreat from the use of renewable energy sources (including wind and solar). They presented 4 key demands to the OPPD Board...

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Housing Demolition, Blight, Community Development, Training, Social Justice, Interfaith, Saul Alinsky, Joe Higgs, community organizing in the Midwest

OTOC Leverages Nearly $1M for Demolition & Training in Omaha

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
KETV

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Blight, Neighborhood Safety, Housing, organizing in Nebraska

OTOC Fights for $1 Million in Housing Demolition in Omaha

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
KETV

Omaha Together One Community wants both candidates to commit $1 million a year to the problem.  The city has 748 houses on its demolition list. On average, it costs the city about $12,000 to knock down a house -- but neighbors say it’s worth every penny.

West / Southwest IAF

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organizing for human life, organizing for human dignity, Immigration, prenatal care, organizing in Nebraska, organizing in Omaha

OTOC Fights for Prenatal Healthcare for Low Income Women in Nebraska

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Omaha World Herald

Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) joins the Nebraska Catholic Conference, United Methodist Church leadership, Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska and many other medical, religious and social institutions in support of Legislative Bill 599.  This common-sense legislation would restore prenatal care for all low-income women... 

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