2020 Fall Gathering 10am Sat Nov 14! | basics | zoom info

To join the zoom meeting

Click on this link, then on the new page, scroll to the bottom and fill out the RSVP -- we email you the zoom info..

Call 414-678-9284 if you have problems.

We hold internal Elections at our Fall Gathering

We’ll be electing officers, members of the coordinating council, delegates to the national party, caucus members ( e.g.: diversity, LGBTQIA, women’s, youth).

For more information on these opportunities to help build the party for people, planet and peace, see our  Officers and Committees page , and our Caucuses page.

Open officer positions include co-chair, elections treasurer, operations treasurer, recording secretary, and corresponding secretary. 

We will be electing coordinating council representatives, the state party’s chief decision-making body, 1 from each congressional district, 1 from each accredited local chapter, 1 from each caucus, and up to 8 at large. All WIGP Members in the state may elect up to 8 CC Members at large (regardless of where they’re from).

We will be electing  3 national (GPUS) committee delegates and up to 3 alternate delegates. 

Elections will be conducted using Ranked Choice Voting, with a binding "None of the Remaining" option.

If you are interested in any of these roles, click here to submit a self-nomination. Please include the position you seek and why you think you would be a good fit.

Voting requires membership | Election by email, starts just after gathering

Pls ensure your annual dues are paid, so you're emailed a voting ballot.  The election is open for about 24 hours -- watch your email for details.

Volunteer / Get Involved

Join a committee

We're looking for members to serve on our committees (membership, communications, elections, finance, platform, and IT). Pls join a committee.

Bylaws Changes

Proposed changes to the WIGP bylaws for discussion Fall 2020

 

The following changes to Wisconsin Green Party bylaws are proposed by Dave Schwab. According to the usual process, the proposals will be brought for discussion at the Fall 2020 Gathering, and brought for decision at the Spring 2021 Gathering (with possible revisions based on discussion).

 

Proposal 1: Add Article 2, Section 8: Removal

 

Any member of the Wisconsin Green Party may be removed from Membership in the organization for gross misconduct or violation of the adopted Key Values, Platform, or code of conduct adopted by the Party, by decision of the Membership or the Coordinating Council. Notice of such a proposed removal must be sent out prior to the meeting where it is proposed. The candidate or elected official in question shall receive a notice before the meeting at which the decision is to be made, and a hearing if requested.

 

Background: This is copied from the language on removing a candidate or elected official from the party, and creates a similar mechanism for holding rank-and-file members accountable for gross misconduct. While we have fortunately not felt the necessity for this type of mechanism in past years, it’s important as our party grows that we create mechanisms for accountability and to protect our party from bad actors.

 

Proposal 2: Amend Article 10: Discrimination, Section 1: Conduct

 

from:

Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, ethnic identity, national origin, handicap, parenthood or color in the conduct of the affairs of the Wisconsin Green Party is prohibited

 

to:

Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, religion, or mental or physical ability in the conduct of the affairs of the Wisconsin Green Party is prohibited.

 

Background: This updates the language on discrimination in WIGP bylaws in accordance with the WIGP code of conduct, as well as the proposed GPUS code of conduct.

Speakers

We'll be joined for this important discussion by special guests Howie Hawkins, 2020 Green Party Presidential candidate, Angela Walker, 2020 VP candidate and Milwaukee native, and Lisa Savage, 2020 candidate for US Senate in Maine's historic ranked-choice voting election.

Click here for more information on the Wisconsin Green Party 2020 Fall Gathering and how to RSVP!