David Schwab

  • published WI Green Party Newsletter Fall 2021 in Home 2021-11-08 15:06:39 -0600

  • WI Green Party 2021 Fall Gathering 11/13 with Jill Stein

    The Wisconsin Green Party 2021 Fall Gathering state membership meeting will be held on Saturday November 13, 2021. The theme of the gathering will be "Facing the Climate Crisis" and we're excited to welcome special guest speaker Dr. Jill Stein, pioneering environmental health advocate and 2-time Green Party presidential nominee.

    Go here for more information and to RSVP for the 2021 WIGP Fall Gathering.


  • published WI Green Party amends bylaws April 2021 in Home 2021-04-23 13:18:30 -0500

    WI Green Party amends bylaws April 2021

    The membership of the Wisconsin Green Party has voted to amend WIGP bylaws by adopting two proposed bylaws amendments that were on the agenda of the 2020 Fall Gathering and 2021 Spring Gathering. The text of the changes is below. The result for Proposal 1 was 29 yes to 7 no (80.5%) with 2 abstaining. The result for Proposal 2 was 30 yes to 7 no (81%). Vote results can be viewed here until June 28. Thanks to everyone who participated in our democratic process!

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  • published Vote on proposed WIGP bylaws changes April 2021 in Home 2021-04-19 14:04:22 -0500

    Vote on proposed WIGP bylaws changes April 2021

    As decided by Wisconsin Green Party members at the 2021 Spring Gathering, today all WIGP members in good standing are being sent a ballot to vote on proposed changes to WIGP bylaws discussed at the Spring Gathering and previously at the 2020 Fall Gathering. Members are able to vote until Wednesday April 21 at 11:59 PM.

    Read on for the text of the proposed bylaws changes, as well as information about who to contact if you have questions about the vote.

     

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  • Join Winona LaDuke and Howie Hawkins at the WI Greens Spring Gathering!

    We're thrilled to announce that Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe author, activist, water protector and 2-time Green Party VP candidate, will be joining us at the Wisconsin Green Party 2021 Spring Gathering state membership meeting this Saturday April 17, 2021!

    Winona LaDuke will join an awesome lineup that includes Wisconsin Greens and allies as well as Howie Hawkins, lifelong activist, union worker, Green Party US co-founder, and 2020 Green Presidential nominee.

    The theme of the gathering will be "A Party for Working People" and we're also looking forward to hearing from Madison Common Council candidates Brian Benford and Tessa Echeverria, Warren Emstom, Co-Chair of the Milwaukee DSA chapter and lead organizer of the successful union organizing campaign at the Milwaukee Art Museum, leading Green New Deal advocate Mike McCallister, and more.

    Click here to see the full agenda and RSVP!


  • published WI Green Party updates membership dues policy in Home 2021-04-15 13:51:07 -0500

    WI Green Party updates membership dues policy

    The Wisconsin Green Party has updated its membership dues policy to provide clarity on how members can stay current on their dues and their status as members in good standing.

    Read on for the updated WIGP Membership Dues policy, adopted 3/9/21:

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  • published WI Green Party Spring 2021 Newsletter in Home 2021-04-14 15:58:23 -0500

    WI Green Party Spring 2021 Newsletter

    The Wisconsin Green Party Spring 2021 newsletter is here!

    Read the latest on what the WIGP has been up to, including Spring elections, our Spring Gathering, opposition to F-35s in Wisconsin and the Point Beach Nuclear Plant license extension, WI Conservation Congress, Turtle Mascot Contest and more!

    Click here to view and download the WIGP Spring 2021 newsletter.


  • published WI Green Party 2021 Spring Gathering April 17 in Home 2021-04-07 16:22:56 -0500

    WI Green Party 2021 Spring Gathering April 17

    The Wisconsin Green Party 2021 Spring Gathering state membership meeting will be held on Saturday April 17, 2021. The theme of the gathering will be "A Party for Working People" and we're excited to welcome special guest speaker Howie Hawkins, union worker, lifelong activist, Green Party US co-founder and 2020 Green Presidential nominee.

    Go here for more information about the WIGP 2021 Spring Gathering!


  • published Support Green-endorsed local candidates! in Home 2021-03-12 15:38:35 -0600

    Support Green-endorsed local candidates!

    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 to our local candidates support fund to help elect more Green-endorsed candidates in Wisconsin!

    Learn more about our Green-endorsed candidates in Madison, Milwaukee, and Baraboo.


  • 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

    $475.00 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!

    Learn more about our Green-endorsed candidates in Madison, Milwaukee, and Baraboo.

    Donate

  • 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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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