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WI Green Party Fall 2023 Newsletter

The Wisconsin Green Party Fall 2023 Newsletter is here! Check out the newsletter for important updates, including information about our Fall Gathering, WIGP elections, bylaws proposals, and other critical info that members should know in the runup to the Fall Gathering membership meeting on Saturday November 18. Click here to open a downloadable PDF file of the Wisconsin Green Party Fall 2023 Newsletter.

The Milwaukee Mirage: Republican Debate Skirts the Real Climate Crisis

Even as Wisconsin continues to experience the sweltering ramifications of a changing climate, the Republican debate in Milwaukee was shockingly silent on the most urgent crisis of our time: climate change. The recent heat wave, which was at the center of an alarming heat dome, should have been a wake-up call to our leaders. Yet, the majority of Republican candidates chose to turn a blind eye to the dire consequences facing our state, and by extension, our world. Continue reading

Four Lakes Green Party Co-Chairs respond to Capitol Times Op-Ed

Spencer Black's June 27, 2023 opinion piece labels Cornel West’s third-party presidential campaign as “misguided,” citing Ralph Nader’s 2000 presidential campaign as an instance of how a Green Party presidential candidate can “spoil” elections for Democrats. Black asserts that Nader "took enough votes away from Gore to elect Bush," attributing Gore's loss in Florida, and consequently the election, to Nader's influence. Continue reading

Wisconsin's Air Quality Crisis

The recent air quality crisis in Wisconsin has brought to the forefront the urgent need for sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. The Wisconsin Green Party is deeply concerned about the health and environmental impacts of this crisis and calls for immediate action to address the root causes of such environmental disasters. Continue reading

Wisconsin Green Party Celebrates Juneteenth

Today we celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that all slaves in Texas were free, over two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. Let's use this day to reflect on and honor the sacrifices and contributions of Black Americans throughout history. We fight to end the root causes of these issues through education and empowering people through collective action. We envision social justice in which people are treated equally before the law and in their daily lives. To that end, we aim to fight for the rights of Black people at the intersection of oppression, which means addressing the racial achievement gap, having a universal, single-payer system that will be funded through state taxes to meet racial health care, getting back union power in Wisconsin for Black workers, and reaching for economic democracy for maintain an essential quality of life.

Ensuring Education Equality in Wisconsin: Responding to Discrimination in Voucher Schools

Today, we wish to address a critical issue brought to light by a recent article in Wisconsin Watch, titled "Wisconsin Voucher Schools: Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ and Students with Disabilities". As a party that proudly upholds social justice, we cannot remain silent in the face of these disturbing revelations. The publicly-funded voucher schools fostering an environment of discrimination against LGBTQ+ students and those with disabilities directly contravene the foundational principles of fairness, respect, and equality that we, as Wisconsinites, strive to uphold. Continue reading

Wisconsin Green Party Holds Productive Spring Gathering with Focus on Housing Crisis

On May 20, 2023, the Wisconsin Green Party (WIGP) held its Spring Gathering from 12 PM – 3 PM. The event covered a range of important topics and updates for party members, as well as a panel discussion entitled, “Housing is a Human Right.” Continue reading

Remembering May 18, 1964: How Milwaukee Students Stood Up Against Injustice

Today, we commemorate a monumental chapter in the civil rights movement of Wisconsin that occurred 59 years ago. On May 18, 1964, students from Milwaukee schools participated in the first boycott of the city's public schools. This bold act of civil disobedience brought local and national attention to the glaring educational inequality in Milwaukee. Continue reading

Remembering Brown v. Board of Education: Confronting Residential Segregation in Wisconsin

Today, as we commemorate the 69th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we are reminded of our nation's ongoing struggle for racial equity. In 1954, this landmark case led the Supreme Court to declare that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal," thereby making racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. Despite this significant step forward, our struggle for true equality continues, with systemic inequalities still deeply rooted in our society, particularly in housing. Continue reading

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia 2023: LGBTQI+ Rights and Housing as a Human Right

Today, May 17, 2023, we stand together in unity, respect, and strength as we commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). As a community, we understand that the fight against these injustices is inseparable from our broader quest for social, economic, and environmental justice. Continue reading