The Wisconsin Green Party wants to wish everyone a happy Juneteenth to celebrate the expansion of freedom in America! For those of you who haven't heard of Juneteenth, it was started by slaves freed in Texas after the Civil War. June Nineteenth (1865), shortened to Juneteenth, marks the day Union General Granger came to Texas, the final place slavery was still thriving in the Confederacy, to make everyone aware that the emancipation proclamation would be enforced in all states. Clearly, the freedom they gained was highly restricted. Yet, celebrating victories when we can is very important in the fight for all people to enjoy freedom and equality. Since that time, several social justice movements have advanced American freedom and equality, and many are still doing great work today... Continue reading
In November 2018, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “all advisory referendums on marijuana use in Tuesday's general election — from approving medical purposes only to all-out legalization for adults — were supported by solid majorities in the 16 counties where they were placed on the ballot.” Continue reading
At least 186 EU ISPs use deep-packet inspection to shape traffic, break net neutrality. Many of us already know we lost the battle for Net Neutrality. Behind the scenes, we’re working on integrating security and privacy into our internet traffic by default with upcoming technology such as Wi-Fi 6, WPA3, and quantum internet in the future. Those aren’t here yet... Continue reading
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress has its annual hearing today at 7PM in every county in Wisconsin. During these hearings you have the opportunity to: a) Vote for two delegates (or more if your county is missing any of its five delegates) / run as a delegate b) Provide your input on citizen resolutions / present a citizen resolution c) Provide your input on lots of advisory questions What is the WCC? It is an elected office in the State of Wisconsin which advises the Natural Resource Board on environmental policies. Wisconsin is the only state which has such an office. Greens in a few counties will be running, but any county resident may run by self-nominating at the hearing. All candidates are allowed 3 minutes to state their cases before the folks who are in attendance vote. If you want to present a citizen resolution, there are guidelines on the WI DNR website under WCC. Such resolutions must be relevant for the WCC or within the Natural Resources Board/DNR scope. This is a great place to get involved in your community through environmental issues. Elections happen first at these meetings, so you may want to get there a bit early for the ID check. Once you are finished voting for all of the items you want, you are not obligated to stay through the entire hearing (unless you are presenting a citizen resolution, then you must stay long enough to present it). Follow the link to learn more: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2019 Hearing. We hope to see you there tonight. Go Green!
Spring elections are coming up quickly on April 2nd. Wisconsin Greens have endorsed 9 candidates in local government races. We have a great opportunity to elect community leaders who share our values of peace, justice, democracy, and ecology - but only if we do everything we can to help them win. Please contribute to our elections fund today to help us continue our record of electing Green-endorsed candidates to local office! All contributions will go to help our endorsed candidates reach voters with literature, advertising and other critical outreach to get out the vote. Generous Green donors will match the first $1000 in contributions! Every little bit helps - please pitch in what you can to help our hard-working Green candidates finish strong, whether it's $20, $50, $100 or more! Go to our candidates page for more info about our endorsed candidates.
At the Wisconsin Green Party Fall Gathering in Milwaukee, we decided to do things differently this year: to open up our elections for the WIGP Coordinating Council 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! As we said at our recent gathering, 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. Continue reading
Panel discussion on Green-Socialist Cooperation Green Party members/participants: WIGP Co-Chair Dave Schwab, sociology prof Keith Mann, and Keith Brumley. How To Start or Grow a Local Chapter by Greater MKE Greens Presenters from the Greater Milwaukee Green Party, on Sat Dec 1, at the 2018 Fall Gathering were: Bill Breihan, Greg Banks, and Barbara Dahlgren: Listen to mp3 audo (34 min). Facebook Live stream of the Fall Gathering Post by WisconsinGreenParty. 18:30 Dave Schwab starts the meeting. # State Report -137:00 Ballot access drive; >= 80 paid membersi; Campaign Training School; Committee activity; Ad hoc elections commitee. -135:00 Platform Committee. Bylaws update by "Structure Commitee". Continue reading
Presenters from the Greater Milwaukee Green Party, on Sat Dec 1, at the 2018 Fall Gathering were: Bill Breihan, Greg Banks, and Barbara Dahlgren: Click to listen (about 30 min).
Have you thought about running for office? Even if you haven’t, consider the following: Americans are hungry for new voices outside the political establishment. National polls show that roughly 60% of Americans - including over 70% of millennials - agree that we need a new major party.With local elections coming up in Spring, now is the perfect time to think about running for office with the Wisconsin Green Party to help build the movement for people, planet and peace from the grassroots up.If you're considering running for office, let us know and we'll get in touch to discuss the possibilities! Continue reading