Here are some things you can do to help protect members of the Omaha LGBTQ community from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Call your City Council member. Find your Omaha City Council member’s info at http://www.cityofomaha.org/citycouncil/contact-us If you don’t know who your City Council member is please call 402-444-5520. If your City Council member is Jean Stothert, my condolences.
Write a letter to the editor. You can send it to the Omaha World Herald: http://content.omaha.com/pulse.html
Stay connected with CFEP. Follow them on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CFEP_NE You will be able to receive and share the latest updates and calls to action. Tweet using #EqualityWorksinOmaha. You can also connect and share with other supporters and receive the latest updates and calls to action on FaceBook. http://www.facebook.com/cfepnebraska
Share your story. Your story of discrimination or support must be heard. Send it with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel comfortable, also share your story with family, friends and co-workers. Let them know that this affects someone they may really care for, and in turn could affect them as well. You could also send it to the Omaha World Herald.
Write a letter to the Omaha City Council in support of the Ordinance: Send the letter to: Omaha City Council 1819 Farnam St, Ste LC-1 Omaha, NE 68183
You could even use the template for the email campaign from the previous blog post to start out with for the letter writing.