Have you considered running for office?

RunForOffice_Ursula_Rozum.jpgHave you thought about running for office as a Green candidate? Even if you haven’t, consider the following: Americans have never been closer to rebellion against the political establishment. Millions are fed up with the sold-out Democratic and Republican parties, and looking for a new politics with integrity, values, and vision. This isn’t just a feeling in the air; national polls show that a large majority of Americans agree that the establishment parties are failing us, and that a new major party is needed. In short, it's a great year to run for office as a Green.

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WIGP Spring Gathering & Presidential Nominating Convention Sat. 4/16 in Madison

It's time for the WI Green Party 2016 Spring Gathering and Presidential Nominating Convention! This year's Spring Gathering will be in Madison on Saturday, April 16th.

The gathering will include a forum with Green Presidential candidates, as well as our presidential preference vote. We'll also have workshops on rebuilding local democracy with the Green movement and election of officers and delegates to the national Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.

See more information and RSVP here. Hope you can join us!


Help local Greens win in Spring 2016 elections!

WIGP_local_candidates_2016.jpgThe Wisconsin Green Party has a proud track record of electing community activists to local government, where they can make a big difference in their communities.

In this year's April 5th election, Wisconsin Greens are supporting four local candidates: Rob Dz Franklin, Heidi Wegleitner and Angelito Tenorio for Dane County Board, and Bobby Gifford for Portage County Board.

We've set up a local candidates support fund to help these courageous progressive leaders get elected.

Please contribute to our local candidates support fund today so we can help our candidates bring Green values of nonviolence, social justice, grassroots democracy and ecology into our local governments!


Portage County: Bob Gifford Sustainability-based Campaign for District 10 County Board Seat

Adamant Green Party Member Bob L. Gifford has declared a local and sustainability-based campaign for residents of Portage County, Wisconsin. He is targeting his outreach to his wonderful community as he engages within government for the supervisory district 10 county board seat. 

Bobby L. Gifford (Parliamentum, Amen)

The unifying issue of this campaign is sustainability for Portage County, WI. This term is the basis of the "eco-municipality" movement to which Stevens Point, WI subscribed to in 2007; endorsed by the Wisconsin Green Party in that year. In a sustainable society you do not allow systematic inequality, poverty or permanent joblessness. You do not constantly encroach on nature- building up pollutants in the environment.

Bob spoke with Town of Hull Chair: John Holdridge, asking which issues concern Hull residents. The number one issue was groundwater protection. The situation with Well #11 should not have developed, had the two municipalities been cooperating and thinking sustainably with emphasis on environmental precautions regarding the best in mind for our citizens. On his suggestion, protection of private wells is a key issue for the County Board to address. It is administratively sloppy to have the current system of real estate development dependent on home ownership with private wells, given the reason of the current official inability to protect water quantity and quality in those wells.

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Report from the WIGP Fall 2015 Gathering

The Wisconsin Green Party had another successful Fall gathering in Milwaukee in November. Thanks to everyone who came and to our hosts at UW-Milwaukee and Community Uprise!

We elected a full slate of new officers, including Jose Contreras and Bruce Hinkforth as our new Co-Chairs; Mike McCallister as Recording Secretary; Dace Zeps as Corresponding Secretary; and Bobby Gifford as Treasurer. Dace Zeps, Greg Banks,and Bruce Hinkforth will continue as National Committee Delegates, and George Martin will continue as an NC Alternate Delegate. Congratulations and thanks to our new (and continuing) officers!

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WI Green Party 2015 Fall Meeting in Milwaukee Sat. Nov. 7

The Wisconsin Green Party Fall 2015 State Membership meeting will be held in Milwaukee on Saturday, November 7th.

At the meeting we'll elect new officers, set our 2016 Presidential nominating process, and discuss opportunities for Wisconsin Greens to advance our core principles of grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecological wisdom.

For more details and to RSVP, check out the 2015 Fall Meeting event page.


Green Wisconsin Newsletter: Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 Green Wisconsin newsletter is here! The new issue features articles on the proposed tar sands pipeline expansion, ending police brutality and mass incarceration, and Green candidates running in local elections. See the Spring 2015 issue of Green Wisconsin online.


Milwaukee Greens Endorse Wendell Harris for School Board

p_wendell_harris.jpgThe Greater Milwaukee Green Party endorses Wendell Harris for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Director, District 2.

Wendell Harris’s life and work have embodied Green Party principles – among them social and economic justice, non-violence, diversity, and grassroots democracy.

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Four Lakes Green Party endorses local candidates for 2015 election

The Four Lakes Green Party has endorsed seven candidates for local office in Madison and Fitchburg.

Help us elect more Greens to local government by volunteering, making a financial contribution, and voting April 7th!

p_samba_baldeh.pngSamba Baldeh (Madison Alder District 17)

Samba Baldeh is a software engineer and community activist in Northeast Madison. He is running on a platform that includes expanding community policing and addressing the shortage of affordable housing. See Samba's website here.

Rebecca Kemble (Madison Alder District 18)

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Rebecca Kemble is a worker-owner at Union Cab and President of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives who lives on Madison's North side. Her platform includes neighborhood-oriented development, access to affordable healthy food, keeping neighborhood schools open, preserving green spaces, and more. See Rebecca's website here.

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WI Greens in the news - January 2015

p_frac_sand_mine.jpgThe Vernon County Broadcaster recently published a feature on the Wisconsin Green Party, titled "Green Party looks to get past labels, grow locally". Read the article at the Vernon County Broadcaster.

Also, UW-Stevens Point student paper The Pointer published an article on a student trip to a frac sand mine near Black River Falls, as well as a town meeting where developers were proposing a new sand mine. The trip was co-sponsored by the Green Party, and WIGP treasurer Bob Gifford was quoted at length. Read the article at The Pointer.


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