The Wisconsin Green Party supports regulations to limit the amount of cancer-causing PFAS chemicals in our water. These so-called “forever chemicals” are clearly linked to life-threatening diseases, and even tiny trace amounts can cause deadly harm to human and animal health. We call on all Wisconsinites to submit public comments to the Department of Natural Resources by the deadline of Tuesday, January 11th, supporting the strictest possible rules to reduce the amount of PFAS in our water as close as possible to zero. Please submit a comment to the DNR today. You can see the full text of the proposed rule here. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The Wisconsin Green Party Fall 2021 newsletter is here! Click here to view a downloadable PDF version of the newsletter.
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.
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. Continue reading
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! Continue reading
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. Continue reading