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Your Vote = Your Voice: Common Ground Initiative Needs YOU Now! By Rod DePue & Jerry Fredrickson

Help us assure that the focus of local government is on Milwaukee neighborhoods in the spring elections! To do that, we’re going door to door to talk about our MKE Neighborhoods Now platform.


  • In many wards, typical voter turnout is between 300 and 500 voters. The difference between the winner and loser can be less than 100 votes.   History tells us that for every 10 people we talk to and follow up with, 4 will vote. That’s huge!
  • It’s fun and rewarding!
  • You WILL make a real difference.


WHAT’S THE COMMITMENT? We know Common Ground members have it. We need 200 volunteers to commit to at least two, four-hour shifts talking to neighbors and encouraging them to vote. It’s truly democracy in action, by the people, for the people.

DATES: Each Saturday there will be a morning and afternoon shift and on Sundays an afternoon shift only. Morning shifts are 8:45-12:30 p.m. Afternoon shifts are 12:45-4:30 p.m.

  • February 20, 21, 27, 28
  • March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
  • April 2, 3


CHOOSE YOUR SHIFTS: Stop by the Social Justice Table during Sunday Coffee Hours and sign up for a shift. Or contact Jerry Fredrickson 414-421-0466.


OTHER KEY DATES: More details coming soon.

  • Tuesday, March 15: Mayoral Candidates Forum at Tripoli Shrine Center.
  • Monday, April 4: Common Ground follow-up phone calls reminding people to vote.
  • Tuesday, April 5: Election Day! Common Ground helps get the voters to the polls.


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee  is a home for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842. Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive denomination; core principles include recognition of the worth and dignity of every person; respect for the interdependent web of existence; and the goal of world peace, liberty and justice.

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