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Common Ground is a non-partisan group of ordinary citizens of Southeast Wisconsin, dedicated to identifying problems facing our community and implementing creative solutions.

We believe that people working together have the power to improve our community and our world. We challenge ourselves to imagine positive changes. We set bold goals, we create realistic strategies and we are willing to face powerful interests. We mobilize thousands of people so that our voices can be heard. We get results.

Our success is based on the commitment of more than forty congregations, schools, small businesses, neighborhood groups and other organizations to address local and national issues. Our 40,000 members live and work in the counties of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha, and our diversity - geographic, racial, social and political - is the source of our strength.

Common Ground is an affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation’s first and largest alliance of community organizations, with over seven decades of experience winning tough battles for affordable housing, health care access, school reform and effective job training.