Thanks to all who attended the film screening of “The Ordinance” on Wednesday evening. “The Ordinance” is a documentary about the efforts of faith leaders and service providers in small town Temple, Texas to rein in the worst abuses of payday lending in their community.
After the film screening, Traci Bruckner of the Women’s Fund of Omaha led the audience in a panel discussion featuring James Goddard of Nebraska Appleseed, Nick Bourke from Pew Charitable Trust, John Kotouc of American National Bank and Pastor Tony Sanders, Koinonia House of Worship and Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance.
The film and panel discussion made clear that payday loans can be devastating to families in crisis who become trapped in cycles of debt and highlight the power communities have when nonprofits, churches, and local leaders stand together to fight special interests and affect change.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us in payday lending reform efforts here in Nebraska and stay tuned for additional opportunities to take action on this issue.