David Schwab

  • ACTION: Oppose Point Beach Nuclear Plant license extension

    The Wisconsin Green Party stands with Physicians for Social Responsibility in opposing the proposed license extension for Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan.

    We call on concerned citizens to submit written opposition in public comment to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Wednesday 3/3 before 10:59 pm about environmental and safety concerns regarding the Point Beach nuclear reactors.

    - Your comment should if possible list a media or scientific reference to back up each concern. See resources below for more information and references.
    -Once you have written up a comment, go to https://www.regulations.gov/document/NRC-2020-0277-0001 and click on the blue comment box at top left.  It will ask for a brief comment or you can attach a document if your comment is over 5000 letters.
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  • WI Greens endorse James O'Neill for Baraboo School Board

    The Wisconsin Green Party has endorsed James O'Neill for Baraboo School Board. James is a parent, IT professional, small business owner, activist, and lifelong learner. In his own words, he is running because "As a Human Right education is the most important thing we invest our time and money in because it forms the universal bedrock for equality, creativity, innovation, progress, peace, class mobility, and the ability of individuals to pursue a fulfilling life and to be able to make a difference within Humanity."

    James is running for Baraboo School Board on a platform of empowering and supporting parents, empowering and supporting teachers, increasing transparency, reducing socioeconomic inequality, and ending destruction of education through government. The Wisconsin Green Party encourages Baraboo voters to learn more about James O'Neill and support his campaign for Baraboo School Board.


  • Four Lakes Green Party announces slate of endorsements for Madison Common Council in April 2021 election

    The Four Lakes Green Party has announced a slate of candidate endorsements for Madison Common Council in April 2021 elections. The Four Lakes Greens chose Patrick Heck and Benji Ramirez in District 2 (dual endorsement), Charly Rowe (D3), Brian Benford (D6), Juliana Bennett and Ayomi Obuseh (D8, dual endorsement), Nikki Conklin (D9), Tessa Echeverria (D12), Brandi Grayson (D14), Grant Foster (D15), and Rebecca Kemble (D18) as the best candidates to advance Green values of grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecological sustainability on the Madison Common Council.

    Please contribute to the Wisconsin Green Party Local Candidates Support Fund to help Wisconsin Greens elect local candidates who stand for people and planet over profit!

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  • donated 2021-02-19 15:46:13 -0600

    Local candidates support fund

    $195.00 raised
    GOAL: $2,000.00

    Please contribute to help Wisconsin Greens elect local candidates who stand for people and planet over profit!

    The Wisconsin Green Party has a decades-long track record of helping elect some of the most progressive local officials in the country. All our candidates pledge not to take a cent of corporate campaign money. Together we've shown that people-powered campaigns can take on big money and win.

    Please give what you can today to help elect more Green-endorsed candidates in Wisconsin!

     

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  • published WIGP Co-Chair Jo' Nathan Kingfisher Interview in Home 2021-02-16 17:54:06 -0600

    WIGP Co-Chair Jo' Nathan Kingfisher Interview

    Wisconsin Green Party Co-Chair Jo' Nathan Kingfisher was recently interviewed on the podcast You Don't Have to Yell. Watch the interview on Youtube:


  • published Code of Conduct in About Us 2021-02-13 09:11:13 -0600

    Code of Conduct

    WISCONSIN GREEN PARTY MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT

    OVERVIEW

    This Code of Conduct applies to all dues paying Members of the Wisconsin Green Party who upon becoming a Member are bound by the policies set forth in this document and bound by the Bylaws of the Wisconsin Green Party.

    Every Member is an ambassador for the Green Party to the broader polity, and to the world. The Green Party’s positions and goals are defined by the Platform and officially approved statements by the Party that have gone through the appropriate democratic process.

    WISCONSIN GREEN PARTY VISION

    As part of the international Green movement for grassroots democracy, social and economic justice, nonviolence, and ecology, we are committed to winning power for the people and protecting our planet. We are dedicated to transforming our society according to Green values of decentralization, community-based economics, feminism and gender equity, respect for diversity, personal and global responsibility, and future focus and sustainability.

    1. A) Inclusiveness

    All Greens have a responsibility to be inclusive to members and the general public in their interactions.  

    • Green Party members and organizations may not exclude people from participating in online forums or at meetings 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.  
    • No Green Party Member should be disallowed from participating in their local and State activities unless suspended due to unacceptable behavior.
    1. B) Interpersonal Behavior

    The success of the Green Party depends on the enthusiasm, talents, cooperation, and hard work of each of its members. Because the things we say and do, and the decisions we make, affect us all, we are each obliged to treat every other member with respect, due deference, generosity, and consideration.  

     

    • Disparagement, exaggerated accusations, deliberate mischaracterizations, and deceptive framing are inconsistent with Green ethics. 
    • Expressing unproven assumptions (or suspicions) that a colleague's intentions are malevolent, or failing to give the benefit of the doubt, is counterproductive. 
    • When frustrations occur and tempers flare, we are obliged to step back and wait for passions to cool before re-engaging.

     

    1. C) Collegiality and Professionalism

    As Greens we place our trust in one another. To succeed, we must have both transparency and confidentiality. Leaders, committee members, delegates, and others in positions of responsibility should exemplify the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Members should refrain from:

    • Publicly airing internal disagreements, and from publicly disparaging or denigrating the party or any of its members. 
    • Criticism of the Party, where justified, should be constructive, and offered with the aim of improving the Party and supporting its Membership. 
    • Publicly condemning Party Members is unacceptable as it damages the public standing of the Party and imperils its mission.
    1. D) Unacceptable Conduct and Possible Grounds for Removal

    The following behaviors and actions may be grounds for involvement from the Dispute Resolution Committee and disciplinary action if extreme and severe:

    • Betrayal of confidences entrusted in accordance with Bylaws, policies, rules, or agreed procedures
    • Offering or accepting bribes, whether monetary or for other consideration
    • Theft, larceny, extortion, blackmail
    • Any felony the commission of which involves the Green Party, its property, data, or members, except in the conduct of principled strategic acts of nonviolent civil disobedience
    • Acting or conspiring to subvert the procedures of any committee or the conduct of any internal election
    • Misrepresentation of one's own or another's political commitments; infiltration on behalf of any outside interest; or maintenance of a conflict of interest without full disclosure.
    • Violence and threats of violence
    • Unwelcome sexual attention
    • Discriminatory language such as racial, ethnic, religious, LGBT or sexist slurs
    • Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means without consent (content one might expect to see in an R rated movie)
    • Doxing (defined as searching for and publishing private or identifying information about a particular individual on the Internet, typically with malicious intent)
    • Repeated and excessive occurrences of spamming, overly harsh and personal criticism, vilification, and/or back-biting
    • Bullying (defined as intentional use of repeated verbal, physical, or social behavior, with a real or perceived imbalance of power, to abuse, aggressively dominate, or intimidate others, who feel unable to stop it from happening).

  • Four Lakes Green Party endorses Nikki Conklin, Rebecca Kemble in Madison Common Council primary

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday February 11, 2020
    Contact: Dave Schwab, Four Lakes Green Party, [email protected] 

    The Four Lakes Green Party has voted to endorse Nikki Conklin and Rebecca Kemble for Madison Common Council in the upcoming primary on Tuesday February 16. Conklin, running in District 9 on the far West side of Madison, and Kemble in the North side’s District 18, were chosen unanimously as the best candidates to advance Green values of grassroots democracy, social justice, nonviolence, and ecological sustainability in their hotly contested Common Council races.

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  • WI Green Party Strategic Planning Public Meeting 2/9

    The Wisconsin Green Party Coordinating Council invites all members to a strategic planning public meeting on Tuesday February 9 at 7pm, where we will discuss and brainstorm ideas, goals, and priorities for the WI Green Party.

    This is your party - let us know what you'd like the Green Party to work on in 2021!

    Due to the pandemic, this meeting will be held online via Zoom videoconference. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.


  • Wisconsin Green Party blasts decision to not charge officer who shot Jacob Blake

    The Wisconsin Green Party denounces the decision of the Kenosha District Attorney to not file charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake 7 times in the back, a shameful continuation of a long history of police impunity for violence against Black, indigenous, and people of color in Wisconsin and the United States.

    Kenosha District Attorney Michael Gravely said that officer Rusten Sheskey acted in self-defense when he shot Jacob Blake 7 times in the back, claiming Blake was holding a knife. However, a video of the incident seen around the world provides no support for the claim that Blake was endangering Sheskey’s life before he was shot repeatedly in the back trying to enter his car with his children watching. Blake was not charged with attempted assault, calling Sheskey’s claim of self-defense into question. Also, Sheskey and his fellow officers were not wearing body cameras, resulting in a critical lack of video evidence that could either prove or disprove Sheskey’s claims. The result, yet again, is law enforcement investigating itself for use of lethal force against Black people, and yet again declaring itself completely innocent.

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  • published WI Greens call for 2021 candidates in Home 2020-12-11 16:16:17 -0600

    WI Greens call for 2021 candidates

    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.

    If you'd consider running for office, let us know and we'll get in touch to discuss the possibilities!

    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.

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  • What happened at the WI Green Party 2020 Fall Gathering

    The Wisconsin Green Party 2020 Fall Gathering was a spirited meeting that showed the resolve of Greens to keep building in Wisconsin despite all the attacks on us by the political establishment this year.

    While the pandemic and economic crisis have brought hardship to many and created obstacles to grassroots activity, the continued failure of the system means Greens still have plentiful opportunities to organize for a better way forward.

    Congratulations to our new officers elected at the Fall Gathering: Co-chair Jo’ Nathan Kingfisher, Operations Treasurer Bill Breihan, Elections Treasurer Patti Ashby, Recording Secretary Sam Michael, Corresponding Secretary Jeffrey Lewis, and our new Coordinating Council members: Sam Chance in Congressional District 2, Cody Arendt in CD-3, Tom Rodman in CD-4, Bruce Hinkforth in CD-5, Tomas Ward in CD-6, and Barbara Dahlgren in an at-large seat. For the Green Party US National Committee, Dave Schwab and Tom Rodman were elected as delegates, and Mike McCallister and Monte Letourneau as alternates.

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  • published WI Green Party 2020 Fall Gathering Sat. 11/14 in Home 2020-11-09 18:58:26 -0600

    WI Green Party 2020 Fall Gathering Sat. 11/14

    Join us for the Wisconsin Green Party 2020 Fall Gathering on Saturday November 14, 2020 with special guests Howie Hawkins, Lisa Savage, and Angela Walker!

    Right now, countless people are wondering: what's next after the 2020 election? With the corporate two-party system sure to keep failing our country, it's critical that we come together to build a people-powered alternative.

    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!


  • Four Lakes Green Party: Stand against systemic racism, halt the Dane County jail project

    The Four Lakes Green Party has released the following statement:

    We, the Four Lakes Green Party, stand in solidarity with all those demonstrating for racial justice and striking against the disease of systemic racism and white supremacy infecting Wisconsin, and particularly Dane County. We call on Dane County to halt the jail-building project that exemplifies the perpetuation of systemic racism, and to redirect our resources from racist mass incarceration to investing in the well-being of historically oppressed communities.

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  • How to write in votes for Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker in WI

    You can still vote for Green Party Presidential and VP candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker in Wisconsin by writing in your vote, even after the political establishment kept their names off the state ballot. Here's how:

    At the top of your ballot under "President/Vice President", find and fill in the bubble next to the write-in field below the other candidates, write "Howie Hawkins" on the "write-in (President)" line, and write "Angela Walker" on the "write-in (Vice President)" line. Examples:

    That's it! If you're voting by mail, make sure to have a witness sign your envelope.

    After all the efforts to suppress our votes this year, we want to make sure all our write-in votes are counted, so if you plan to write-in your vote for Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, please sign our WI Green vote pledge now (you can sign the vote pledge without your name being public). We can use this information about how many people plan to write in a Green vote, and where they live, to hold election officials accountable for counting our votes.


  • donated 2019-03-15 13:03:17 -0500

    Wisconsin Green Party 2019 Elections Fund

    $650.00 raised
    GOAL: $2,000.00

    Wisconsin Greens have endorsed 9 candidates in local government races for the election coming up on April 2nd. 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 give what you can today to help us continue our record of electing Green-endorsed candidates to local office! 

    Generous Green donors will match the first $1000 in contributions! All contributions will go to help our endorsed candidates reach voters with literature, advertising and other critical outreach to get out the vote.

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  • donated 2021-03-01 05:52:09 -0600

    Donate Monthly

    Contribute to the Wisconsin Green Party today! This authorizes a monthly charge to your credit card or debit from your bank. 

    We invite you to become a dues-paying member of the Wisconsin Green Party. Annual membership dues help us continue to build the party. Our suggested minimum dues are as follows:

    Individual: $36 ($3/month)

    Household: $60 ($5/month)

    Activist: $120 ($10/month)

    Pillar: $240 ($20/month)

    Student/low-income: $12 ($1/month)

    Thank you for your support!

     

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    Contribute to the WIGP Ballot Access Fund

    $2,125.00 raised
    GOAL: $4,000.00

    We have an exciting slate of Wisconsin Green Party candidates this year - but to put them on the ballot, we need to gather over 10,000 signatures total by June 1st.

    Please contribute to help us hire petitioners to put the party for people, planet and peace on the ballot for every Wisconsin voter!

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  • donated 2016-10-13 14:14:05 -0500

    Contribute to the Wisconsin Green Party!

    Support the Wisconsin Green Party today! We invite you to become a dues-paying member of the Wisconsin Green Party. Annual membership dues help us continue to build the party. Our suggested minimum dues are as follows:

    Individual: $36 ($3/month)

    Household: $60 ($5/month)

    Activist: $120 ($10/month)

    Pillar: $240 ($20/month)

    Student/low-income: $12 ($1/month)

    Thank you for your support!

    If you'd like to set up a monthly contribution, go here.

     

    If you would prefer to donate by check, make your check out to "Wisconsin Green Party" and mail it to:

    Wisconsin Green Party
    P.O. Box 108
    Madison, WI 53701-1701

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David Schwab

David Schwab

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Human, lover, musician, revolutionary, Green, traveler, yeasayer, internationalist, co-oper, ally, free, awake, trying to live mindfully in the present moment