As a founding member congregation of Omaha Together One Community, St. Pius X joins with other churches and religious communities throughout the city to act for the common good. OTOC exists to recreate community, to reweave the frayed social fabric and to connect people across lines that tend to divide them: race, economics, religion, geography.
Members are institutions, not individuals. OTOC is an ecumenical organization whose congregation members are Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Unitarian, and Friends, with religious communities and non-profit organizations as solidarity members.
Ordinary citizens learn leadership skills, such as conducting parish meetings to surface issues, in order to effect change through collective action. OTOC is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates for any elected office but works to address social issues on neighborhood, city, state and federal levels, and to engage with elected officials in respectful public conversation.
OTOC research and action teams have recently worked for and/or sponsored:
- Neighborhood revitalization and housing
- Better access to mental health care for all Nebraskans
- Health care coverage for more Nebraskans
- Just immigration policy
- Fair and transparent taxation policy
- Strong, respectful police community relations
- Responsible public policy decisions regarding climate change
- Candidate forums for mayor and city council races
- Limiting fees allowed by Pay Day lenders
- Attend OTOC Steering Committee Meetings (5X/Year) as a St. Pius X representative
- Attend OTOC training sessions as they are scheduled (usually June, July, August)
- Become a member of an OTOC Issue Research and Action Committee
- Assist with annual OTOC fundraising activities
Contact Persons: Cindy Sauer, Rita Bianchi