Congresswoman sets the standard as the number one scorer for finding common ground with colleagues
Connecticut, October 16, 2023 – Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-3) has been named a Common Ground Champion on the Common Ground Scorecard for her ongoing efforts to work across party lines on important issues to move the country forward. With an extraordinary score of 106 out of 100, she holds the top spot nationwide for finding common ground with her colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle.
The Common Ground Scorecard is the first-ever measurement tool of elected officials and candidates for office, which shows on a scale of 0-100 how much they seek to find common ground with members of the other political party. The 2023 Scorecard, released by Common Ground Committee (CGC), shows Rep. Lee’s score of 106 is nearly four times higher than the overall average score of 28.
“I was elected because I promised to come to Washington to get things done… The only way to do that is to work together and find common ground. At this point in our country’s history, the stakes are too high, and the timeframe is too short to be bogged down by partisan bickering or political inaction.” – Rep. Susie Lee.
The Common Ground Scorecard was first released prior to the 2020 election and is updated annually by CGC, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization devoted to improving public discourse in politics. In addition to their commitments and personal actions, CGC incorporates an elected official’s score in the Lugar Center/McCourt School Bipartisan Index and other public data sources.
“American voters want their elected leaders to work together to solve the problems that we’re currently facing,” said Erik Olsen, co-founder of CGC. “We know that Members of Congress can work together to find areas of agreement for the good of the country – regardless of their political beliefs. We hope more lawmakers follow Congresswoman Lee’s lead and commit to finding common ground.”
For more information on the Common Ground Scorecard and Rep. Lee’s score, visit here.
About Common Ground Committee
Common Ground Committee (CGC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) citizen-led organization dedicated to bringing healing to the national challenges of polarization and incivility. Since its founding in 2009, CGC has held 18 public forums featuring panelists who have reached over 250 points of consensus. Panelists have included such notable pairings as John Kerry and Condoleezza Rice, Chris Murphy and Will Hurd, David Petraeus and Susan Rice, Michael Steele and Donna Brazile, Chris Wallace and Maggie Haberman, and Larry Kudlow and Barney Frank, exploring issues ranging from race and income inequality to foreign policy. CGC produces the Let’s Find Common Ground podcast series, which has had over 200 thousand downloads and over 100 thousand subscribers. CGC also created the Common Ground Scorecard, a voting tool that scores politicians and candidates for public office on their likelihood to find common ground with the opposite party. Free of political agenda and financial influence, CGC has a singular focus on bringing light, not heat, to public discourse.