The Wisconsin Green Party Coordinating Council was dismayed by the actions of Cynthia McKinney, former Democratic U.S. House Member from 1993 to 2003 and 2008 Green Party presidential nominee, who on the morning of September 11 promoted an event hosted in part by white supremacist David Duke which characterized Jewish people as a “common enemy.”In no uncertain terms, the Wisconsin Green Party condemns this event, its organizers, its promoters, and the vile hatred at its core.The Wisconsin Green Party, as part of the Green Party of the United States, holds respect for diversity and anti-racism as a core value. Cynthia McKinney has no current relationship or affiliation with the Wisconsin Green Party or the Green Party of the United States, and has not for years. We condemn her promotion of this event and call on all parties and organizations, including the Democratic Party with whom she served for a decade as a US House Representative, to do the same.
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
The Wisconsin Green Party Coordinating Council wishes to address recent claims and assertions suggesting an affiliation between the Wisconsin Green Liberty Caucus (also known as Wisconsin Liberty Greens and/or Green Liberty Caucus WI) and the Wisconsin Green Party (WIGP). We believe it is essential to clarify that the Wisconsin Green Liberty Caucus is not in any way affiliated with the Wisconsin Green Party. Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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