South Side Indoor Sports Complex Action Sunday 8/14

August 13, 2016

Common Ground Leaders Ask For Neighborhood Investment in Mayor’s 2017 Budget. Join us this Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:00 PM KK Sports Center 3070 S 20th Street  

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

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

Common Ground 2015 Annual Report

June 9, 2015

    What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy? Many people would say voting on Election Day. We at Common Ground believe that’s just the beginning. We have a right and an obligation to engage more … 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

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