IPL helped OTOC leaders organize an Issue Conference on February 27 at First United Methodist that was attended by 150 people from 41 congregations and community organizations. IPL helped OTOC leaders prepare eight different workshops. Twenty five to 40 people attended each of the leader lead workshops.
All of the workshops invited those present to take “next steps” to improve our community. Five of the workshops were organized by leaders of existing OTOC Action Teams and these leaders distributed information to participants about what they have learned about the issues they are working on together. The Five existing OTOC Actions Teams are:
- Housing and Community Revitalization
- Health Care for the Working Poor
- Support for Immigrants and Refugees
- Environmental Sustainability
- Improving Behavioral Health Care in Omaha and the State
For a copy of some of those handouts, click on the link below:
Three other workshops addressed new problems which OTOC leaders may choose to work on in the future:
- Violence in the Community
- Retaining the Repeal of the Death Penalty
- Organizing to educate customers about OPPD and how the decisions made by the OPPD Board will impact our climate and our smart energy future.