One educational area GOCYPC decided we wanted to pursue is helping our fellow young people become more familiar with candidates running for local elections, starting with the 2021 City of Omaha Election. The GOCYPC crafted five questions that we felt would be of interest to young people in Omaha and circulated them to all candidates who advanced from the primary election to the general. While we did not receive responses from all candidates, we are very pleased with the reception and responses this has received. The questions are as follows:
- How do we capitalize on opportunities for economic development in Omaha?
- We hear a lot of discussions regarding “brain drain.” What should the City Council/Mayor’s Office do to help retain young people and encourage others to come work, live, and stay here?
- What 3 challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion currently facing the Omaha Community do you think you can tackle if elected, in your first year?
- What is the first step you would take to ensure economic equity for residents of the Omaha Community?
- What do you see as the City Council/Mayor’s Office role in making sure Omaha is a good environment to start and raise a family
Responses we have received are listed on the following pages, with responses from Mayoral candidates first, then City Council candidates listed numerically by district. If we received multiple responses for the same office, candidates are listed alphabetically. We are a non-partisan organization and will not be endorsing or opposing any particular candidates.
The General Election Date is May 11th, 2021 – we hope that the following responses will help you gain a further understanding of the candidates and the issues impacting our community. Thank you all!View Questionnaire