Over the last 10 years, Common Ground has been building a diverse, powerful constituency. We are developing the capacity of everyday people to become leaders in our communities. It is hard work, it takes time, and it takes money! But conversation by conversation, action by action, we are building the kind of constituency needed to ensure families have the resources they need to thrive. We cannot do it alone!
Our campaign goal is $20,000, and we hope that you will be able to make a contribution. Your generosity will make a difference in your community by allowing us to continue in our work. We need concerned neighbors like you to contribute to our success!
We know you have a shared interest in this work and want to do all you can to help your communities thrive. What better way than by helping people have a voice to make change!
Here are our top 10 wins of the last 10 years!
- Successfully pushed Solano County Supervisors to double the amount of funding allocated to rental assistance in the first months of Covid-19
- Co-authored one of the strongest eviction protection ordinances in California
- Successfully pushed Solano County Supervisors to approve our proposal to hire additional paralegals to help desperate tenants with eviction paperwork
- Researched and met with experts of Civilian Oversight for Police Departments, then wrote an Ordinance for Civilian Oversight of the Vallejo PD, which has been presented to the Vallejo City Council and the Chief of Police.
- Worked with sister organizations to hold a statewide action with over 1000 leaders, to advocate for more aid for undocumented essential workers.
- Organized a team of Spanish-Speaking leaders to ensure that this community's needs and stories are represented
- Continued building a “Napa Cluster” so we can build membership and gain power in Napa County
- Identified and repaired 10 of most dangerous intersections in Vallejo with additional signage and crosswalks
- Researched and wrote an ordinance to clean up vacant lots in the City of Vallejo, and worked with council to pass it
- Kept 250 households in Vallejo safe from losing their homes. Common Ground worked with Vallejo City Council to freeze the rent hike, and broker a negotiation with the landlord.