With the election just hours away, one thing is for certain: the efforts we have made towards our Go to Vote = Get to Vote initiative is a great VICTORY.
This past weekend, a multitude of Common Ground members and volunteers helped to kick off the GTV=GTV campaign. Whether it was preparing materials, seeking training as Poll Protectors or getting fired up at our Commissioning Service, YOU DID IT Common Ground! It was a great reminder that anything we want to do in our city, CAN be done. Now it’s off to protect our polls on Election Day!
Our Commissioning Service reminded us that having courageous church leaders out in front is a great gift to us all – as is our visiting guest, Jahi Wise, Organizer at Washington Interfaith Network, non-partisan organization also aimed at bridging faiths and races for the common good. Also in attendance was news reporter Mike Anderson, who covered the event for WISN Channel 12 news (watch the video)!
Yes, this weekend was a great victory, and is one we will build upon for years to come.
As we look to the election tomorrow, let’s stop and think about what it’s all about. Our polling places are institutions that belong to all of us. Those who have gone before us have fought and died for our right to vote – and we owe it to them to exercise that right.
Still, there are forces at work who would – through misinformation and intimidation – keep your voice from being heard. Common Ground Poll Protectors will work to assure that no vote falls through, and if you go to vote – you will GET to vote!
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH & TABERNACLE COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH Main Polling Place: Hi-Mount Blvd School, 4921 W Garfield Avenue
HOPEWELL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Main Polling Place: Frances Starms Discovery Learning Center, 2035 N 25th Street
MT HERMON BAPTIST CHURCH
Main Polling Place: BEAM – Business & Economics Academy of Milwaukee (formerly Douglas Complex), 3620 N 18th Street
MT PILGRIM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Main Polling Place: Westside Academy, 1945 N 31st Street
NEW LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH
Main Polling Place: Northcott Neighborhood House, 2460 N 6th Street
PROGRESSIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Main Polling Place: German Immersion School, 3778 N 82nd Street
Backup Polling Place: Immanuel Baptist Church, 4250 N 137th Street, Brookfield
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH WEST
Main Polling Place: Immanuel Baptist Church, 4250 N 137th Street, Brookfield