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Your tax dollars to fund the new Bucks arena? Tell them NO!

June 10, 2015

The Bucks owners demand a new arena and say that we should help pay for it. Here’s why they are wrong. 1. They don’t need our money.They are billionaires and can afford to pay for it themselves. They have never proved that … Continue reading


June 4, 2015

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 6, 2015.  Bucks don’t need taxpayer support Common Ground is a Milwaukee metropolitan organization of congregations, non-profits, schools, small businesses and neighborhood associations. Its mission is to organize ordinary people to engage in the democratic process … Continue reading

“Why do Bucks owners need money?” Jennifer O’Hear’s Letter to the Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2/14/15

February 17, 2015

In the Feb. 8 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporter Don Walker did a fine job of reporting on another realistic option for financing a new Milwaukee Bucks arena: Have the owners pay for it themselves. That is what the owners of … Continue reading

OUR POSITION on Public Funding for the Arena

August 31, 2015

As the Milwaukee Common Council held its first public hearing on the use of public funds for the new Bucks arena, Jennifer O’Hear spoke on behalf of the many Common Ground members present to make our position known. Good afternoon, … Continue reading

$30 Million Breakthrough with Nationstar: Common Ground Receives, Accepts Credit

In a national ground-breaking agreement, Nationstar Mortgage has agreed to give the city of Milwaukee up to $30 million over three years to provide support for mortgage restructuring as well as to contribute $500,000 over three years to the city’s … Continue reading

Buck’s Owner Edens Leaves a Mess

August 25, 2015

On August 18, 2015 over 65 Common Ground leaders stood on the lawn at 2441 N. 44th St. listening to Sandra Taylor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church tell the sad and horrifying story of this once beautiful home. “Many of … Continue reading

IN THE NEWS: Common Ground in the New York Times

August 14, 2015

On August 14, 2015, Common Ground was featured in a New York Times article “Bucks’ Owners Win, at Wisconsin’s Expense” by Michael Powell. In it, powell explains how the billionaire owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have demanded that the public foot … Continue reading

Watershed Team Meeting

June 22, 2015

When: June 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Central United Methodist Church, 639 North 25th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA

Join us as we work on our next steps for our Water Drop Alert Project. This meeting will concentrate on the issue of pharmaceuticals in Lake Michigan and possibly on the handling of storm water at the new Bucks arena. The … Continue reading

TAKE ACTION and tell them NO!

June 10, 2015

FRIENDS, WE NEED YOU to Contact your city, county and state elected officials and tell them to vote NO on public subsidies for Bucks Billionaires. CLICK HERE to find out the WHY we are doing this and HOW YOU CAN BE HEARD in … Continue reading

BizTimes Blog from Common Ground Leader: Require Nationstar to Work in Good Faith with the City and its Citizens

April 11, 2015

The following blog from Common Ground leader, Margaret Crowley, was published on on April 9, 2015: Dear Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council President Michael Murphy: I am writing to ask you to be bold. In the coming weeks, … Continue reading