Common Ground protests at Milwaukee City Hall the Bucks Arena Funding Plan
A hundred opponents to the Bucks Arena Funding Plan held a demonstration at Milwaukee City Hall the morning of June 10. They called as this plan \"Welfare for Billionaires.\" The rally marks the beginning of a letter writing and social media campaign reminding public officials they can still say no
The rally marks the beginning of a letter writing and social media campaign reminding public officials they can still say no.
Demonstrators performed a skit to kick off the rally to express their thoughts on the negotiations between the Bucks & the city.
This comes about a week after local & state officials pledged 250-million dollars toward a new Bucks Arena.
The governor says moving the Bucks out of Milwaukee would cost more than building a new arena.
Common Ground said there are other needs in Wisconsin that should take preference, like cleaning up neighborhoods with foreclosed properties.
\"They do not need our money. The three majority owners of the Bucks-- Mr. Diamonds, Mr. Edens, and Mr. Lasry, our New York-based billionaires. Billionaires,\" said Keisha Krumm, Common Ground Lead Organizer.
\"When you're talking about public policy, people are going to raise all sorts of issues, and's and sometimes they're legitimate and sometimes they're not legitimate. And sometimes, it depends on, it's beauty is in the eyes of the holder,\" said Mayor Tom Barrett, City of Milwaukee.
Common Ground said they want the Bucks to follow the same model as the Golden State Warriors, and find another way to pay for the arena.