U.S. House, Nebraska 2
Kara Eastman was born in the Midwest and raised by a single mom. From a young age Kara knew she wanted to make a difference, whether or not that meant making money, and has dedicated her life to helping others in her community and abroad.
Kara’s accomplished this through her work with various nonprofit organizations, from a battered women’s shelter to a student-based volunteer program that assists those with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, to founding the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA), a nonprofit organization that focuses on lead poisoning prevention. Since its founding in 2006, OHKA has become a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit that has raised more than $13 million to support green, safe, and healthy housing in Omaha. And has directly served over 4,000 Nebraska families over the last decade.
In 2014, Kara was elected to the Board of Governors of Metropolitan Community College in 2014 and was subsequently elected as Vice Chair of the Board. At MCC, Kara has worked to strengthen the college’s non-discrimination policies, develop contractor training programs that created jobs in the community, and lead the initiative to ban tobacco usage on all campuses.
Kara Eastman is running for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District because she believes in a tradition of service to others. She a life-long Democrat, and is not going to sit on the fence while our political system is assaulted and undermined by those who don’t represent Nebraska’s values. Nebraskans deserve someone who isn’t afraid of a fight, someone who will take the lead in healthcare, education, and climate change.