Common Ground Updates

Common Ground is busy busy busy! Here is a list of our recent accomplishments:

*Met with Congressman Garamendi to discuss our work and ask him to work with us in the future.
*Met with Solano County Supervisors and staff to propose our plan for homeless prevention through eviction assistance.
*Drafted a Police Civilian Oversight Ordinance with advice from experts, impacted families, community members, and the police department.
*Met with all the City Council members to share our draft ordinance and received great feedback and support.
*Attended community meetings run by the City of Vallejo in their attempt to draft an Ordinance of their own.
*Held a retreat with over 30 people to teach and learn how to organize within the Catholic Church.
*Held an eviction assistance event at an all Spanish speaking Catholic church in Fairfield.
*Attended a statewide retreat with our sister IAF organizations to discuss the politics of the California economy.

That is really just a snippet of the work we have all been doing over the last few months, but it doesn't stop there! Our next steps include advocating for our eviction assistance proposal at the Supervisors meeting in May and pushing the city of Vallejo to put together a model for oversight (or use ours!) that has teeth!

As you all know all this works take a village and it takes money! While we do contribute to Common Ground as a congregation, you can always contribute as an individual. You can make this commitment by going to and make a one time or monthly donation. Stay tuned for more opportunities to give as we will be announcing some fundraisers in the next couple months!

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Thank you for all your support!


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