The Wisconsin Green Party (WIGP) is electing members of the Coordinating Council (CC), the party’s chief decision-making body, between now and January 4, 2019. All dues-paying WIGP members in good standing (WIGP Members) are entitled to self-nominate for open CC positions, and to vote. Read on for details.
See our Officers and Committees page for more information about the roles and responsibilities of CC Members.
Coordinating Council Elections - the basics
WIGP Members in each Congressional District may elect 1 CC Member. (You can check your Congressional District here.)
After the election of Congressional District CC Members, all WIGP Members in the state may elect up to 8 CC Members at large (regardless of where they’re from).
In the same time period as these other elections, each accredited Local Chapter may elect 1 CC Member in a process chosen by local Members - contact your Local Chapter for more information.
Elections will be conducted using Ranked Choice Voting, with a binding None of the Above option.
Coordinating Council Elections - timeline
December 7-13: All WIGP Members may submit a self-nomination to run for CC to represent their Congressional District. This information will be posted on the WIGP website on the Coordinating Council Election page.
December 14-20: All WIGP Members may vote for CC members to represent their Congressional District. Information on how to vote will be sent to all members and posted on the WIGP website on the Coordinating Council Election page.
December 21-27: All WIGP Members may submit a self-nomination to run for CC at large.
December 28-January 4: December 14-21: All WIGP Members may vote for CC Members at large.
Coordinating Council Elections - Background
The Wisconsin Green Party is committed to grassroots democracy - that means giving our members meaningful ways to participate in decision-making. At our Spring 2018 membership meeting, we revised our bylaws to change how we elect our Coordinating Council.
Generally speaking, Congressional District representatives ensure representation for different areas of the state, Local Chapter representatives ensure representation for active local groups, and at-large representatives ensure that there are seats for members from around the state with something to offer.
The ultimate goal of this process is to give Greens from around Wisconsin the opportunity to get involved with building the party for people, planet and peace over profit.
If you have any questions, please contact Co-Chair Dave Schwab at david.c.schwab [at] gmail [dot] com.
Coordinating Council Elections - Candidates
Candidates for Coordinating Council and their self-nomination statements will be posted here as they are received.