Common Ground Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Common Ground Turned Out over 16,000 voters for 2020 Presidential Election

Report Issued Today

By - Jan 8th, 2021 10:02 am

Common Ground (CG) helped 16,302 people vote in the November election according to a report the organization issued today.  Over five months, 727 CG leaders helped people overcome numerous barriers in order to cast their ballots.

Read the attached complete GOTV Report with pictures.

Common Ground met or exceeded all of their goals:

  1. Turn out 15,000 voters
  2. Strengthen Common Ground
  3. Set ourselves up for organizing in our neighborhoods post-election

“Our campaign emphasized people and relationships over numbers,” said Jennifer O’Hear, CG Lead Organizer. “We are going to continue working in these neighborhoods to build power with these voters long after the election.”

Common Ground’s bold campaign involved going door-to-door talking with residents in neighborhoods around our member institutions, calling people whose absentee ballots were rejected, phone banking, running registration events, and leveraging the social networks of our members. CG leaders helped people register, request absentee ballots and get accurate information about how, when and where to vote.  Additionally, CG leaders collected the names and addresses of every voter they helped in order to match with the public voter rolls and make sure that their ballots were counted.

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One thought on “Common Ground Turned Out over 16,000 voters for 2020 Presidential Election”

  1. bconnolly@jamescompany.com says:

    Common Ground is doing great, very important work in Milwaukee!

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