The Fall 2017 issue of Green Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Green Party's newsletter, is here!
Read about what Greens are doing around the state, including new active chapters, a longtime WI Green elected as a Green Party US national officer, and our upcoming Fall Gathering.
Enjoy the issue and let us know what you think!
The Racine Green Party is supporting Fabi Maldonado for Mayor of Racine in a special election. The primary is September 19, after which the top two vote-getters of six candidates will advance to the runoff on October 17. Campaign Manager Zack Gwin wrote the following on the campaign to elect Fabi Maldonado Mayor:
Racine was once a city that hung its hat on the many successful manufacturing companies that called it home. That time, unfortunately, has come, gone, and has long since rusted through. Amidst the slow decline of the industry the city was built on, our citizens bore the brunt of the consequences. Over the last four decades our people here have voted Democrats into office with hopes that their promises of implementing progressive change would be acted upon.Read more
The Foxconn deal is an escalation of Wisconsin’s race to the bottom.
It sets a dangerous precedent in multiple ways. Firstly, the corporate subsidies Foxconn will be receiving will be record amounts. Never before has a company received such lavish appropriations. Secondly, the environmental waivers Foxconn will be granted are vast in scope. Never before have these waivers been so permissive. Lastly, Foxconn’s abysmal treatment of workers stands out, even in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. Never before have we accepted a company with this atrocious of a labor record. If we are giving record amounts of money and waivers to a foreign company, what is to stop any other company, domestic or foreign, from demanding the same appeasements.Read more
Join us at the Wisconsin Green Party Spring Gathering!
Over coffee, we'll begin the morning with check-ins from our local chapters and news from around the state, nation, and world.
After that, we'll hear from activists in a panel discussion on several environmental issues facing the state and the various ways we can get involved to create the changes that need to occur.
After lunch, we'll have some business to conduct and some exciting announcements to make.
8 Greens were elected in the April 4th special elections in Illinois and Wisconsin!Read more
The Wisconsin Green Party is sponsoring the new Count My Vote campaign to push for fair elections in the State of Wisconsin and ensure that everyone's vote counts in the Badger State.
On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 4pm on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol at the top of State Street in Madison, the WI Green Party and Dr. Jill Stein will present our report with its findings and recommendations at a Rally/Press Conference and will launch our Count My Vote Campaign.
The Wisconsin Green Party wishes to express our appreciation to the nearly 4000 volunteers in Wisconsin helping with the recount. We are also extremely grateful for the support of approximately 150,000 people who donated an average of $50 each to help defray the $3.5 million dollars required to pay for the recount, and the encouragement we've received from Greens around the country, at local, state, and national levels, from chapters and individual members. It has been a fast and challenging process, and you have made it easier. Thank you.
Updated December 4, 12:45 pm
To sign as a volunteer: http://www.jill2016.com/rsvpwi
Filling Reports is important! http://www.jill2016.com/wiobserverreport
Election observer hotline number: 608-720-1060. Take pictures and file an objection if you see anything. Call the number if you need assistance. You may also call:
608-720-1061, 62, 63
608-720-1070, 71, 72, 73
Volunteer info / county leads self-identifying: email@example.com
Ward Counting Reports / end-of-day reports: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incident reports: (or call the hotline too at (608) 720-1060) : email@example.com
Milwaukee County & 4th CD Observers - Contact Julie Enslow firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling assignments
Attached below is a copy of the Wisconsin Recount Observer Manual. More information will be posted here soon (graphs, additional instructions) so please check back often.
We are working hard to contact all election observers with their assignments. if you have not heard from the Stein Recall Team, please know you will hear something soon.
If you have not yet signed up to volunteer, please do so here.
Thanks to the hundreds of concerned people who attended the Wisconsin election observer training Tuesday evening in Muskego. If you were not able to attend, you may watch a video of the session on the Wisconsin Green Party Facebook page.
The printed materials including the observer manual will be available here sometime on Wednesday morning. Please check back soon.
Our coordinators are working on County assignments for volunteers. If you volunteered, the Stein recall team will be contacting you shortly.
Please check back here and on our Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.