My Meeting with Mayor Stothert: A Fair Deal for Low-Income Single Mothers in North Omaha or a Raw One? You Decide!
My Response to the Mayor
What About the Low-Income Single Mothers?
ejnosillA's Goals & Dreams for North Omaha
Also, I feel that the system was organized for mothers like me to feel as if we are less than because we needed assistance by the ones who jobs were supposed to assist us. So that is why as a low-income, single mother of five, I decided to go back to college and obtain my Associates, Bachelors and Masters Degrees. I want to provide these resources without all of the hassles and discriminations; to be a part of the solution and not a part of the problems. I continued to explain that I live in this area and I understand my community’s struggle. Can somebody explain to me why people who are not really in the daily struggle of “the hood” in North Omaha always seem to know what is best for the people who actually are surviving in this area?
North Omaha is a Strong Community
After, I told Mayor Stothert about my goals and mentioned again that I am pursuing these goals as a single mother of five… I am sure, if you have been paying attention that I have mentioned this previously and now my food is cold… she got really excited and impressed... as if this was the first time she heard me say: "Single Mother of Five." All of sudden the Minister that was at the luncheon who invited my dad to the luncheon and was engaged in this conversation the whole time, stated that he would like to organize something for me to come speak and give my point a view as a single mother living in North Omaha. I eloquently explained to the Mayor and the Minister that I truly appreciated the offer, but what I was trying to convey to her is this: she would need to figure out how these developments will realistically and positively benefit the North Omaha community and not the companies that want to develop it. These future projects cannot be about what one thinks we need in the North Omaha community, but be more about what we have expressed as a community! We need resources, NOT HANDOUTS from these companies that want to use us to their financial benefits! Give us the resources we need so we can invest in our own North Omaha communities! Just Saying!
I will keep you posted if anything develops.