On March 1st the Four Lakes Green Party voted to endorse 3 candidates who will be up for election to the Dane County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 1st: Heidi Wegleitner in District 2, Kyle Richmond in District 4, and Leland Pan in District 5. All three have led the way in efforts to reduce poverty, protect our environment, and give voice to needed reforms such as public banking and marijuana legalization. Continue reading
The Spring 2014 edition of Green Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Green Party's newsletter, is here! There are a variety of articles on topics including the proposed Penokee Hills iron mine, the benefits of legalizing hemp/marijuana, how Greens make a difference in local office, 2013 election results, the Green Shadow Cabinet, the Global Climate Convergence, and WIGP state and local meeting announcements. Click here for a PDF version of our Spring 2014 Green Wisconsin newsletter.
At the Wisconsin Green Party 2013 Fall membership meeting in Milwaukee on Saturday, November 9th, Greens from around Wisconsin made bold proposals for the state’s future while calling on their fellow Wisconsinites to join the Green Party and run for office. Delegates began the meeting by amending the state party’s platform to call for rigorous environmental safeguards against mining pollution, legalization of marijuana, and a $15 inflation-adjusted minimum wage. Proposals to charter a publicly-owned state Bank of Wisconsin and institute election reforms including independent redistricting, instant runoff voting, and proportional representation were also added to the platform by consensus, as were planks calling for paid sick leave and opposing the school voucher system of public money for private schools. At the meeting, the Wisconsin Green Party agreed to recruit and support at least one statewide candidate in 2014, with the goal of winning a ballot line for the party. Continue reading
The Wisconsin Green Party is currently recruiting candidates for 2014 Spring and Fall elections. Have you considered running for local or state office, or do you know someone who is considering a run? We’d like to talk with you about the possibilities - let us know that you're interested in running and we'll get in touch soon!
Join us for the Wisconsin Green Party’s Fall 2013 membership meeting in Milwaukee on Saturday, November 9th. We’ll discuss plans for 2014 Spring and Fall elections, revitalizing local Green Party chapters in Milwaukee and across the state, updating our statewide platform, and more. New folks are very welcome - come and get involved with the party of Wisconsin’s future! Click here for more details and to RSVP.
In our ongoing reorganization, the Wisconsin Green Party still has open seats on our main decision-making body, the Coordinating Council, as well as the newly-formed Elections, Outreach and Platform Committees and the Stop Mining Working Group. This is your party, and it needs your energy to move forward - read on for more information about how to get involved! Continue reading
This Saturday the Wisconsin Green Party will be at Fighting Bob Fest, Wisconsin's largest annual gathering of progressives, and we'd love to see you there!Fighting Bob Fest is always a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and organizations from across Wisconsin, and national figures like Bernie Sanders and Jim Hightower will be there too.Also, we are still in need of volunteers to sign people up and pass out literature at the Wisconsin Green Party table.Click here to sign up as a volunteer.WHAT: Fighting Bob Fest 2013WHEN: Saturday, September 7th, 8:30am - 5pmWHERE: Alliant Energy Center, Madison
2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at the Wisconsin Green Party 2013 Summer Gathering in Oshkosh about the American political landscape and opportunities for the Green Party after the 2012 elections.
The Wisconsin Green Party is recruiting members to serve on the Coordinating Council (CC), the state party's main decision-making body charged with implementing the will of the membership. The CC is comprised of state party officers, plus up to two representatives from each congressional district and up to four representatives from various caucuses (Women, Diversity, LGBT, and Youth). The following seats on the CC are open: Congressional District 1 (2 seats), CD 3 (2 seats), CD 4 (1 seat), CD 7 (1 seat), CD 8 (2 seats), Women's caucus (1 seat), Diversity caucus (1 seat), LGBT caucus (1 seat), Youth caucus (1 seat). If you are interested in serving on the Coordinating Council, please send an email with the subject line "WIGP Coordinating Council" with your name, address, and phone number, as well as a statement of interest describing your experience with the Green Party, to David Schwab (david dot c dot schwab at gmail) or Erika Wolf. Read on for more information about the responsibilities of the Coordinating Council. Continue reading
This past weekend the Wisconsin Green Party held our 2013 Summer Gathering. We were honored to be joined by the Green Party’s 2012 Presidential Nominee, Dr. Jill Stein, who gave a rousing keynote and helped us to strategize about the future of the Wisconsin Green Party and the U.S. Green Party. We elected new state party officers, a statewide coordinating council, and delegates to the national Green Party meeting to be held July 25-28 in Iowa City, Iowa. Four out of five of the newly elected officers are Greens under 30, several of whom were inspired to join the Green Party by the Jill Stein for President campaign. Dave Schwab and Erika Wolf were elected as co-chairs, Adam Porton and Jolie Lizotte were elected as co-secretaries, and Michael Slattery was elected as treasurer. Continue reading