Have you ever thought about running for office?
Even if you haven’t, consider the following: more and more people are ready for a grassroots uprising against the political establishment. For years, national polls have shown that roughly 60% of Americans - and over 70% of millennials - agree that the establishment parties are failing us, and that we need a new major party.
With 2021 Spring elections coming up, now is a great time to think about running for office as a Green to help build the movement for people, planet and peace over profit.
We had a virtual Green Campaign School on Saturday December 19th for prospective candidates, campaign managers, and anyone who would like to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be an essential part of a successful campaign.
The need has never been greater for real solutions to the urgent problems in our communities and our world, many of which are boiling over into full-blown crises.
But the establishment parties are moving us in the wrong direction. Neither corporate-funded party has the values and vision we need to revolutionize American politics.
There’s never been a better time for people of integrity to join together and build the new major party our country so desperately needs. The Green Party can seize this moment to bring about the transformation we need at every level: in our local, state, and federal governments, our economy, our society, and our relationship with the Earth we depend on.
The Greens are the only national party with a consistent stand against corporate money in politics, and a platform that could unite millions in a new populist progressive movement. In today’s climate of political realignment, a party that empowers regular people to run for office to fight for the people - not lobbyists or corporate PACs - has the potential to catch fire.
But political movements don’t build themselves. We need candidates who are willing to stand up and carry the Green banner. Win or lose, every Green campaign plants the seeds of future victory, by bringing Green values into the mainstream, challenging establishment politicians to answer for their failures, and recruiting new members into the movement - including future candidates and elected officials.
At the local level, Greens in Wisconsin have won over 50% of the races they’ve entered. Running more candidates at all levels will not only make a difference in our communities, it will also help build the critical mass we need to win higher office and turn our values of peace, justice, democracy and ecology into reality.
It will also strengthen the growing movement to fix our broken electoral system with reforms like ranked choice voting, proportional representation, and publicly financed elections.
A shocking number of elections go uncontested, which means even more opportunities for concerned citizens to make an impact.
If you’re willing to consider running for office to build the movement for people, planet, and peace, the Wisconsin Greens want to talk with you!
Petitioning for local non-partisan office for 2021 Spring elections is currently underway, and papers are due January 5, 2021. Wisconsin Greens will begin deciding on endorsements after candidates have filed.
Building a bridge to the better world we know is possible begins whenever you’re ready!