Omaha prepares for President Obama's visit

Posted at 11:15 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 01:17:14-05

President Obama will take his message for the future on the road. The next stop-Omaha and a chance to talk about its success.

President Obama will be in Omaha for a rally at Baxter Arena.

While in Omaha, President Obama will meet with a few Nebraskans privately-like the Orozco family. Attorney Kristin Fearnow represents fallen police officer Kerrie Orozco’s husband-Hector Orozco and his three children.

“He feels like this is just another great opportunity for him and he's just very honored by it and very humbled to have this chance,” said Fearnow.

Fearnow said Orozco wrote a letter to President Obama lining out the importance of the Kerrie Orozco Act which allows spouses of fallen first responders to gain legal status more quickly, “He also wants to express how disappointed he was with the sentence that was handed down to the woman who was the straw purchaser of the gun that was used to kill Kerrie”.

Fearnow said this meeting will hopefully push the Kerrie Orozco Act into the national spotlight.

“I would hope that he's interested in extending his condolences to Hector and his family for what happened with Kerrie and also seeing if he can help promote and support the Kerrie Orozco Act because it is so important,” said Fearnow.

Another Nebraskan meeting President Obama is UNL assistant professor Amanda Gailey. She is part of the Nebraskans Against Gun Violence.

"I'm honored to be there at all, and we hope it also grabs the eye of some of our state legislators who we are trying to persuade to vote against damaging gun bills that are coming up this session,” said Gailey.

President Obama is going to arrive at Offutt Air Force Base around 2p.m.

Doors open at Baxter Arena at 1 p.m.

It is a sold out event.