The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge to our society. It has already exposed deep failures in our political and economic system, including the failure of our pay-or-die healthcare system, the failure of government officials to listen to scientists’ warnings, and the failure of our economic system to continuously protect working people.
We cannot expect the same political class that left us woefully unprepared for this crisis to solve it. Instead, we must raise our voices and demand real solutions to the systemic problems that have led both our healthcare system and economy to the brink of collapse once again.
In solidarity with Green leaders around the nation, the Wisconsin Green Party proposes a COVID-19 response plan and stimulus package aimed at addressing both the current crisis and the underlying weaknesses that led to it. We encourage people across the nation to join us in demanding our government immediately enact these urgently-needed policies at the local state and federal levels:Read more
We expect to do this again soon.
Keep an eye out here, in Facebook, or your email.
Organizer: Milwaukee Green Party
Howard Switzer is a Tennessee Green Party founder and residential architect who has built healthy homes of earth and straw in 10 states.
In 2006 he started the “Moving the Money to Main Street Campaign” which was adopted by the Green Party (GPUS) in 2007.
At the 2006 Green Party National Meeting, Howard learned about Stephen Zarlenga’s vital new exposition of the Lost Science of Money.
Over the next decade of study he presented several times at Zarlenga’s lively think tank, the American Monetary Institute (AMI).
In 2011, with Howard’s help, the GPUS built two things: a critical plank into their electoral platform calling for a public asset, debt-free money system, and a website to support it, “Greening the Dollar.org".
Greens For Monetary Reform
In 2018 GP leadership had to analyze the money question more deeply when advocates of “Modern Monetary Theory” (MMT) attacked the Greening the Dollar plank.
Because Howard and three others had the history and science to overwhelmingly defend the plank, the Green Party’s commitment to Public Money was strengthened by that challenge.
In 2018 Howard also helped to found a new membership organization aiming to research, educate and organize for real monetary reform, the Alliance for Just Money (AFJM).
Cheri shows up in the video iframe below, later in the video our WIGP co chair Barbara Dahlgren appears on the right side w/white jacket.
Cheri and her **Poor People's Army** team plan to come to Milwaukee
frequently between now and July to plan their March on the DNC actions.
Her team is not the same as the local MKE Coalition to March on the
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
1505 W Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19132
At our 2019 Wisconsin Green Party Fall Gathering, we decided to open up our elections for the WIGP Coordinating Council at-large to Green Party members across the state, even if they weren’t able to be at the Fall Gathering.
If you’re not already a dues-paying member of the WI Green Party, please join up right now! Remember, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for, and no one is going to fund our revolution for people, planet, and peace but ourselves.
Once your membership is renewed, check out our Coordinating Council Election page for more information about how to vote - and how to run - for our party’s highest decision-making body.
Nominations are open December 12-19, and voting will be open December 20-January 1.
Image Credit: Brian Eisold
Milwaukee - Friday, December 6th, 2019 hundreds of students and other local activists rallied in Zeidler Union Square Park to demand action against global warming. Students from all walks of life joined the strike including elementary and college students. North Division High School brought student speakers and a drumline which led the march. Among the speakers was Cheyanne Rupert (Sunrise Milwaukee Coordinator), and prior Green mayoral candidate for Racine, Fabi Maldonado (who currently serves on the Racine County Board).
The climate strikers marched to Wells Fargo to demand their divestment of fossil fuel companies and their executives, as they chanted "people over profit" and "planet over profit." They also demanded the bank invests, instead, in green infrastructure and energy as well as fair labor practices. Though the Wells Fargo building was the focal point for the march, JP Morgan Chase was another bank the from which the protesters demanded action these actions.
Please enjoy this holiday with your family, and I hope you find something to take home from my reflection of this holiday in 2019.
This week, many of your children made paper buckle-hats to celebrate one of America’s most delicious holidays. I hope you also enjoy the obligatory hand turkey as you open your refrigerator doors a hundred times while you prepare your sweet potatoes, squash, green bean casserole, stuffing, and other favorites. I can’t help but reflect on the pictures of the First Thanksgiving story I was told as a little kid...
Google and Facebook help connect the world and provide crucial services to billions. To participate meaningfully in today’s economy and society, and to realize their human rights, people rely on access to the internet—and to the tools Google and Facebook offer. But Google and Facebook’s platforms come at a systemic cost. The companies' surveillance-based business model is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a threat to a range of other rights including freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of thought, and the right to equality and non-discrimination.
21 November 2019, Index number: POL 30/1404/2019
ICE and Customs violated 4th Amendment with suspicionless searches, ruling says.Read more
Have you thought about running for office?
Even if you haven’t, consider the following: Americans are close to rebellion against the political establishment. National polls consistently show that roughly 60% of Americans - and over 70% of millennials - agree that the establishment parties are failing us, and that we need a new major party.
With 2020 elections coming up, now is a great time to think about running for office as a Green to help build the movement for people, planet and peace over profit.
We will be holding a Green Campaign School this Saturday November 9th in Madison for prospective candidates, campaign managers, and anyone who would like to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be an essential part of a successful campaign.
We highly encourage people who are planning to run for office (or considering a campaign) to attend, as well as prospective campaign managers and other key team members.Read more