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

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

IN THE NEWS: “We need to hold Nationstar accountable!”

March 6, 2015

See what Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had to say about the action Common Ground is taking to hold Nationstar accountable and read our demands. 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

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

Fair Play hits the airwaves

December 5, 2014

Fair Play Co-Chairs Jennifer O’Hear and Lloyd Johnson, along with Lead Organizer Keisha Krumm, were featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect” show talking about the Fair Play campaign. They discussed the goals of Fair Play — strengthening neighborhoods by upgrading athletic … Continue reading

IN THE NEWS – Envisioning Fair Play

September 23, 2014

On September 16, 2014, Common Ground released our latest report entitled ‘Envisioning Fair Play.’ It includes estimated costs for the first 11 priority sites including renderings of that vision. That same day, we met with the MPS school board to encourage … Continue reading

Fair Play Editorial

May 8, 2014

The Editorial Board suggests that if we were going spend money on kids, it would be better spent “to boost reading and math scores.” Academics are important, but so is play. The connection between the two is undeniable. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Common Ground Focused on Public Funding

April 22, 2014

PRESS RELEASE APRIL 22, 2014 Common Ground Focused on Public Funding Offer Congratulations to New Bucks Owners and Thanks for Interest in Milwaukee “We congratulate Mr. Wesley Edens and Mr. Marc Lasry, new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks. Common Ground … Continue reading