What the Dems aren't telling you about Wisconsin

From the Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker 2020 campaign:

Well, we finally made the mainstream media, but while 2016 was all about slandering Stein/Baraka as Russian assets, this year it's that Howie and Angela are tools of the Republican Party that are denying people in Wisconsin their absentee ballots.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  The Green Party's track record as being the party of election integrity is clear.  We are the ones regularly pressing for integrity from elections authorities around the country.  We are the ones pushing to replace bad voting machines with auditable paper ballots and ending voter suppression via racist voter ID laws and party suppression.

The simple solution in Wisconsin is for the Democrats to immediately stop playing games and using delaying tactics to prevent voters from being able to support third-party candidates, get new ballots printed that include Howie and Angela as a choice, and send them out. Both major parties collude to boost their own electoral chances in a myriad of ways and deny voters' and candidates' major rights.

So what exactly is happening in Wisconsin?  Here's a quick run-down:

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From the Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker campaign:

Today the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered that absentee ballots should not be mailed until it decides whether to place Green Party candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker on the ballot. The Court will review the actions taken by the Democrats on the Wisconsin Election Commission in keeping the Green candidates off the ballot. The Court is seeking additional facts to make a decision in this critically important case involving voter choice.

“The courts are right to be skeptical of this manufactured delay caused by the Democrats,” said campaign manager Andrea Mérida, “Had the Democrats on the Elections Commission avoided violating basic due process at the hearing, we would not be in this position. Instead, the hyper-partisan Democrats on the commission denied our campaign the right to present evidence and should have dismissed the challenge from the beginning because our campaign followed the commission staff’s instructions to the letter regarding Angela Walker’s address change.” 

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WI Greens Ballot Drive for Hawkins/Walker 2020

UPDATE FRIDAY 7/31: 4 days left! Please get us any petition signatures you have ASAP. If you can drop your petitions off with us in Milwaukee or Madison, please do so. If not, please mail them ASAP. Petitions must be in Friday's mail for us to be reasonably confident we'll get them before the deadline. Thank you!

Wisconsin Greens are going all out in the last week of our petition drive to put original Green New Deal champion Howie Hawkins and Milwaukee's own Angela Walker on the ballot in Wisconsin as our 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates! 

We have only until Tuesday August 4 to collect at least 2,000 valid signatures. To make it happen, we need the help of everyone who wants the opportunity to vote Green this year. We need people to sign the petition, and collect signatures either as volunteers or as paid petitioners. Here's how to help:

1. Sign the Petition! If you can print, print out the petition. If you don't have printer access and you're in the Milwaukee or Madison areas, submit our petition request form and we'll do our best to get petitions to you. Ask your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors etc. to sign too. Every signature helps! (see below for how to submit your petitions)

2. Collect Petition Signatures! We need people to help collect signatures, either as volunteers or as paid petitioners. We are offering $1 per valid signature to people who can collect at least 20 signatures between now and Monday August 3. If you are interested in petitioning either as a volunteer or as a paid petitioner, please contact our Ballot Access Director Barb Dahlgren at at [email protected] or 708-829-5315.

We need as many people as possible out collecting signatures between now and August 3 to make sure we reach our goal! See below for important information for petitioners.

3. Submit your Petitions! Once your petitions are complete, make sure to fill out and sign the Certification of Circulator at the bottom of each sheet (do not fill out the page number). PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PETITIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE RECEIVE THEM BEFORE THE DEADLINE!

If you are outside the Milwaukee or Madison areas, mail your petitions as soon as possible, and no later than Friday July 31st, to:

Wisconsin Green Party
PO Box 108
Madison, WI 53701

If you have significant numbers of signatures in your possession after the Post Office closes on Friday, and are unable to personally deliver your petitions to Madison or Milwaukee, contact Barb Dahlgren, [email protected] 708-829-5315 to figure out an alternative way to get us your petitions.

Milwaukee area: Drop your petitions off at:

Barbara Dahlgren
1928 S. 56th St.
West Allis, WI 53219

Milwaukee area contact: Barb Dahlgren, [email protected] 708-829-5315

Madison area: Drop your petitions off at:

Dave Schwab
20 N Franklin St.
Madison, WI 53703

Madison area contact: Dave Schwab, [email protected] 518-610-2708

4. Important information for petitioners

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Help Angela get on the ballot in her home state!

UPDATE: Unfortunately Angela Walker's flight was cancelled and she will be unable to make it to Milwaukee tomorrow. We will try to reschedule ASAP. Sorry for the inconvenience. For now, please read on to find out how you can help us get Angela on the ballot in her home state!

We're excited to announce that Angela Walker, the Green Party's 2020 Vice Presidential candidate, will be visiting her home city of Milwaukee to meet voters and gather signatures to get the Hawkins/Walker Green Party Presidential ticket on the ballot in Wisconsin! 

If you can, please join Angela for a Socially Distant Petitioning and Safe Hugs event at Washington Park, 1859 N 40th St, Milwaukee, near the swimming pool (see map). 

Wherever you live, it's up to us to make sure that Angela gets on the ballot in her home state - and that everyone in Wisconsin has the opportunity to vote Green this year.

We have only until August 4 to collect at least 2,000 valid signatures. We need people to sign the petition, and collect signatures either as volunteers or as paid petitioners. Here's how to help:

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2020 Presidential Petition Drive Jul 1 - Aug 4 | petition forms UPDATED 7/29

Hi Greens,
Happy 4th of July!  This year we can not only celebrate freedom in general, but also the specific freedoms to run for office and our First Amendment right to petition.  Attached we have our presidential petition which will require 2000 to 4000 signatures in the month of July to achieve ballot access for our presidential contender.  I will have hard copies to pick up shortly (or deliver to your region if you are far from Milwaukee and unable to print). The 4th is a great day to be the first to sign your nomination papers and pass them to friends and family.  We will need all of the original pages with signatures back by July 30th in order to ensure they get to the Wisconsin Election Commission on time.  You may drop them off or send them to 1928 S. 56th St. West Allis WI.
We have plenty of opportunities for volunteers, which if you or a friend would like to become a volunteer, you can sign up on our website: https://www.wisconsingreenparty.org/volunteer.  We will need people to phone/text bank, lead newer petitioners in petitioning, regional folks who can pick up signature sheets in their area and send them, and of course, petitioners.  We may also have opportunities for petitioners to get paid for petitioning as well.
Thank you for all your time and energy.  We are the people we have been waiting for!
Go Green!
Barbara Dahlgren
Wisconsin Green Party Co-Chair

Jul 1 - Aug 4 | Presidential Petitioning | Kickoff/Training | get GP Pres. Candidate on WI Ballot



Four Lakes Green Party Statement of Solidarity with Green Party Lavender Caucus

The Four Lakes Green Party chapter of the Wisconsin Green Party passed the following statement on June 17, 2020:

In matters of identity, the Green Party takes its lead from the caucuses as experts of their own lived and collective experience. The National Lavender Green Caucus has told us that the “Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights” is "a document intended to deny trans people their bodily autonomy and freedom of expression." AND "The National Women’s Caucus affirms our support of the Green Party platform section concerning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. We support our colleagues in the Lavender Caucus in achieving and defending these rights. Our caucus policy is that transgender women are women. We do not support the division and oppression of one oppressed group by further oppressing another."
The Four Lakes Green Party stands with the caucuses and other committees of the Green Party of the United States in affirming our support for all women and rejecting oppression.

WI Green Party 2020 Presidential Nomination Vote Results

Wisconsin Greens have voted and the results are in! In the presidential preference vote, 50% of first-round votes went to Howie Hawkins, 47% to Dario Hunter, 1.6% to David Rolde and 1.6% to none of the above. With 4 delegates available, Hawkins and Hunter win 2 delegates each. 

Barbara Dahlgren, Jo’Nathan Kingfisher, Mike McCallister, and Tiffany Anderson were chosen as delegates to the Green Party US Presidential Nominating Convention. Dave Schwab, Jennifer Kedroske, Nero Grok-Gallagher, and Monte Letourneau were chosen as alternate delegates.

A proposed WIGP bylaws amendment to lower the voting threshold from two-thirds to 60% was approved by 90% of the vote.

Thank you to the candidates who took the time to join us at our Spring Gathering to speak about the issues, and thank you to the Green Party members who participated!

Read on for a full breakdown of the results.

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WI Green Party 2020 Presidential Nomination Vote April 18-21

The Wisconsin Green Party 2020 Spring membership vote is open from now until Tuesday April 21 at 11:59pm.

There are 3 things on the ballot: the Green Party Presidential nomination vote, election of WIGP delegates to the Green Party US Presidential Nominating Convention, and a proposed amendment to the WIGP bylaws to lower the party's voting threshold from two-thirds to 60%.

All dues-paying WIGP members in good standing are eligible to vote. To join or renew your membership, go here

To guarantee that you receive a ballot before voting closes, your membership must be current by Tuesday April 21 at 8pm Central time.

Read on for more information about what's on the ballot and how to vote.

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WI Greens Spring Gathering & Presidential Nominating Convention on April 18

The Wisconsin Green Party 2020 Spring Gathering and Presidential Nominating Convention will be held on Saturday April 18, 2020.

Go here for live updates on the gathering.

Due to precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic this gathering will be held virtually using video-conferencing software. Attendees will be sent information about how to join the gathering online after they register.

For details about the gathering and to RSVP, go here.

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