Wisconsin Green Party Co-Chair Calls Rittenhouse Verdict "Bright Green Light For Vigilantism"

Wisconsin Green Party (WIGP) Co-Chair Jo’Nathan Kingfisher said the not-guilty verdict in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse “is a bright green light that it is open season on political targets.”

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in the shooting deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, now 28.

The verdict “is a clear message for political vigilantes to go intimidate and instigate, trying to get a reaction and try to kill in the name of self-defense,” Kingfisher said.

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Take Action on AB627

A bill introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature seeks to broaden the ability of the state to terminate the parental rights of incarcerated individuals. AB627, a partisan bill sponsored and introduced by Assembly Republicans, would allow for the involuntary termination of parental rights of inmates whose incarceration is considered “substantial” or “repeated” by the juvenile court.

 

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WI Green Party Newsletter Fall 2021

The Wisconsin Green Party Fall 2021 newsletter is here!

Click here to view a downloadable PDF version of the newsletter.


WI Green Party 2021 Fall Gathering 11/13 with Jill Stein

The Wisconsin Green Party 2021 Fall Gathering state membership meeting will be held on Saturday November 13, 2021. The theme of the gathering will be "Facing the Climate Crisis" and we're excited to welcome special guest speaker Dr. Jill Stein, pioneering environmental health advocate and 2-time Green Party presidential nominee.

Go here for more information and to RSVP for the 2021 WIGP Fall Gathering.


Peace Action Wisconsin Vigil

On August 7th, Peace Action Wisconsin will be holding a vigil for the bombings of Hiroshima. Ally's of the Peace movement are invited to attend.

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Rally for Julian Assange! Downtown MKE 10am Sat

Downtown Milwaukee – Meet Julian Assange’s Father and Brother, John and Gabriel Shipton!

Sat Jun 19, 10am-noon, downtown, E WI Ave, just north of the Sunburst Sculpture As part of the #homerun4julian USA tour to save Julian’s life – public rally outside near the Sunburst Sculpture. Chat with the Shiptons as they discuss Julian – the peace advocate and publisher currently in Belmarsh prison.

 

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Statement on the Israel/Palestine Conflict

The Wisconsin Green Party recognizes the intricacies of the Israel/Palestine conflict and offers this statement in support of the victims on both sides and in criticism of the violence deployed and deplored.

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WI Green Party amends bylaws April 2021

The membership of the Wisconsin Green Party has voted to amend WIGP bylaws by adopting two proposed bylaws amendments that were on the agenda of the 2020 Fall Gathering and 2021 Spring Gathering. The text of the changes is below. The result for Proposal 1 was 29 yes to 7 no (80.5%) with 2 abstaining. The result for Proposal 2 was 30 yes to 7 no (81%). Vote results can be viewed here until June 28. Thanks to everyone who participated in our democratic process!

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Vote on proposed WIGP bylaws changes April 2021

As decided by Wisconsin Green Party members at the 2021 Spring Gathering, today all WIGP members in good standing are being sent a ballot to vote on proposed changes to WIGP bylaws discussed at the Spring Gathering and previously at the 2020 Fall Gathering. Members are able to vote until Wednesday April 21 at 11:59 PM.

Read on for the text of the proposed bylaws changes, as well as information about who to contact if you have questions about the vote.

 

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Join Winona LaDuke and Howie Hawkins at the WI Greens Spring Gathering!

We're thrilled to announce that Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe author, activist, water protector and 2-time Green Party VP candidate, will be joining us at the Wisconsin Green Party 2021 Spring Gathering state membership meeting this Saturday April 17, 2021!

Winona LaDuke will join an awesome lineup that includes Wisconsin Greens and allies as well as Howie Hawkins, lifelong activist, union worker, Green Party US co-founder, and 2020 Green Presidential nominee.

The theme of the gathering will be "A Party for Working People" and we're also looking forward to hearing from Madison Common Council candidates Brian Benford and Tessa Echeverria, Warren Emstom, Co-Chair of the Milwaukee DSA chapter and lead organizer of the successful union organizing campaign at the Milwaukee Art Museum, leading Green New Deal advocate Mike McCallister, and more.

Click here to see the full agenda and RSVP!