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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

Common Ground Shines A Light On Wesley Edens’ Crumbling Foreclosures

January 30, 2015

“We will not stop until Mr. Edens addresses his interests in neighborhoods with the same energy and intensity he gives his interests in a new Bucks arena,” 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

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

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

WHY COMMON GROUND IS OPPOSED TO THE USE OF PUBLIC MONEY TO BUILD A NEW BUCKS ARENA

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

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 BizTimes.com 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

IN THE NEWS: Common Ground Urges City Leaders to Be Bold for Milwaukee in Meeting with Nationstar

April 2, 2015

   “Our mayor and Common Council president won’t sign some token agreement with Nationstar.  We know they love this city as much as we do.  We’ve got a major problem here and we believe our mayor and Common Council president … Continue reading

IN THE NEWS: Common Ground Spreading the Word about Nationstar’s Mess in Milwaukee

March 23, 2015

  “‘The owners of the Bucks have never proven to anyone that they need public money. Nor do they deserve public money,’ said a statement by Jennifer O’Hear and Lloyd Johnson, who co-chair Common Ground’s Fair Play campaign.” In a … Continue reading