Wisconsin Green Party Local Chapters
Accredited Local Chapters
Central Wisconsin Green Party
Central Wisconsin Greens are staying active on critical water issues, NO DAPL activism, the fight against Enbridge tar sands pipelines, and social-economic justice problems.
Bobby Gifford, CWGP co-chair firstname.lastname@example.org 715-630-4207
Facebook Group: @CentralWisconsinGreens
Four Lakes Green Party
We invite everyone in South Central Wisconsin to get together and find out more about the Greens and what we’re working on. We meet monthly on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson St, Madison.
Dave Schwab, FLGP co-chair email@example.com 518-610-2708
Dace Zeps, FLGP co-chair firstname.lastname@example.org 608-358-2940
Facebook Page: @FourLakesGreenParty
Greg Banks (Senior Co-Chair) email@example.com 414 326 5932
Barbara Maniotis (Junior Co-Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org 708 829 5315
Bill Breihan (Secretary) email@example.com 414 962 3956
Facebook Page: @MKEGreens
Facebook Group: Greater Milwaukee Green Party
Accredited Young Greens Chapters
College Greens Chapter at UW-Steven’s Point
The College Green Party of UW-Stevens Point was formed in March of last year. We are working on local issues that we can address affecting the college students such as housing and transportation. We’ve applied to be recognized as an official
chapter of the Young Greens caucus with the national party. We hope to act as a resource for students interested in forming their own college chapter.
Justin Seis, UW-SP College Greens President Justin.S.Seis@uwsp.edu
Facebook Page: @UWSPCollegeGreens
Young Greens Chapter at UW-Milwaukee
Local chapters in formation
Waukesha County Green Party
We are continuing to work on growing our membership in this bastion of conservatism, however, our focus has been with creating partnerships. We have teamed with several local organizations, as well other local Green Parties within the state to magnify our progressive voice.
Facebook Page: @WaukeshaGreens
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The Wisconsin Green Party is seeking members to actively participate in the work of the party by joining our committees and teams.
If you would like to get involved, please use the form (bottom of page) to indicate the committee(s) or team(s) you would like to join and submit a statement of interest describing: your involvement in the Green Party, other relevant political or activist experience, your motivation for getting involved, your availability, and any other information you consider relevant.
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The Membership Outreach Committee is responsible for outreach to new and existing members; recruiting new members; maintaining a database of current members; tracking memberships and collecting dues; determining what data should be collected from members; assisting members with formation of new local groups; assisting local groups with access to resources; providing the local and state parties with materials for recruiting new members; recruiting members to committees, teams and caucuses; outreach to underrepresented areas and communities; and coordinating with other committees, the national party and other entities as necessary to achieve these goals.
The Elections Committee is responsible for tracking all elections in the state; prospective candidate recruitment and outreach; initial vetting of prospective candidates; providing information and guidance on election-related filing, paperwork and due dates; recruitment and training of campaign volunteers; acting as a liaison between candidates and the Coordinating Council; promoting endorsed candidates; developing and maintaining an endorsement policy; providing training materials for campaigns; organizing campaign schools; offering guidance on ballot initiatives; and coordinating with other committees, the national party and other entities as necessary to achieve these goals.
The Finance Committee is responsible for preparing and maintaining an annual budget for the party; maintaining the party’s finances and accounts; providing a monthly finance report to the Coordinating Council; planning the fundraising operations of the party; assisting the state and local parties with fundraising, including training and materials; developing and maintaining a fiscal policy for the party; reporting and filing with the state and federal governments as necessary; overseeing merchandise sales; and coordinating with other committees, the national party and other entities as necessary to achieve these goals. The Operations Treasurer and Elections Treasurer should be members of this committee, as should the Treasurers of the local parties.
The Communications Committee is responsible for facilitating communications with the party’s membership, the media and the general public; producing regular newsletters and mass emails; creating content for the website and social media; creating written and printed materials and graphic design, including templates for local chapters; providing support and training in communications for the state and local parties and candidates; creating press releases and working with the media; overseeing advertising and marketing; pioneering new forms of communication for the party; developing and maintaining communications policies and procedures; and coordinating with other committees, the national party and other entities as necessary to achieve these goals.
Platform and Policy
The Platform and Policy Committee is responsible for facilitating the process of amending the party’s platform; developing and maintaining a platform amendment policy; soliciting feedback from members on the platform; educating members about the platform; organizing the platform in a way that is easy to read, search and reference; offering guidance on campaigns and communications regarding issues covered by the platform; producing a shortened manifesto version of the platform when requested by the Coordinating Council; working with elected officials to develop policy in line with the platform; introducing amendments to address new issues as needed; working with candidates on campaign platform development; drafting policy positions on current issues and presenting them to the Coordinating Council for review; facilitating distribution of policy positions to members and the general public; advising local parties on issues and platform development; and coordinating with other committees, the national party and other entities as necessary to achieve these goals.
Information Technology (IT)
The IT Committee is responsible for managing the party’s website, member database and other technological assets; providing training and tech support for all programs including email, database software, social media, wikis, and other software and technology; manage shared documents; maintain login information for accounts; maintain regular backups of data and records; and coordinating with other committees, the national party and other entities as necessary to achieve these goals.
Peter Carriveau commented on WI Greens Fall 2017 Newsletter 2017-11-21 13:59:54 -0600It was great to get a comprehensive overview of each of the state chapters and a general view of Wisconsin Greens. It was just the right length and had good variety.
Peter Carriveau commented on WI Greens Party 2017 Fall Gathering Nov. 11 in Muskego 2017-11-10 12:54:24 -0600Hello Fellow Greens,
Do we have anyone we are throwing at the 2 special elections that were just announced? Here is a link to the information. We should try to get someone running in these. I know we had a Green running for mayor of Racine recently and that is one of the vacant legislative seats that is up for grabs. Just a thought…
Peter Carriveau commented on Greens endorse six in Dane County 2017-04-06 14:13:53 -0500How did these elections go? Winners?
Peter Carriveau commented on WIGP officer self-nomination 2017-04-04 11:21:29 -0500I would be interested in becoming the second representative for District 7. I see there is only one representative and I live within the qualified area.
Open positions to be elected at the 2020 Fall Gathering:
1 Co-Chair (2 year term, must have been a Green Party member in good standing for at least 1 year prior)
Recording Secretary (1 year term)
Correspondence Secretary (1 year term)
Operations Treasurer (1 year term)
Elections Treasurer (1 year term)
2 National Committee Representatives (1 year term)
2 National Committee Alternates (1 year term)
Coordinating Council Representatives (1 year terms):
The coordinating council meets once per month (usually by conference call/virtually) to make decisions about Green Party activities between our semi-annual membership meetings. These representatives are often very active in the committees which handle decisions about elections, candidates, events, membership drives, building locals/caucuses/or districts, newsletters, media presence, Green Party materials, the platform, and more.
Besides the 2 Co-Chairs, secretaries, and treasurers, members are elected from a variety of districts, locals, caucuses, and general at-large members for coordinating council representation:
-8 Congressional District Representatives: Each congressional district is to elect one representative
-The Greater Milwaukee Green Party elects one representative
-The Four Lakes Green Party elects one representative
-8 At-large members from any district/local/or group are elected by the general membership
No person can be elected for 2 seats or have more than 1 vote on the coordinating council. For example, the Greater Milwaukee representative cannot be the same person as one of the 8 at-large or the district representation. None of the officers (co-chairs, secretaries, or treasurers) can run for these positions because they are already on the coordinating council as officers. National Committee representatives may run for these seats.
Please identify the position(s) you are running for, and describe your experience with activism and/or the Green Party, as well as why you think you would be a good fit for this position in the box below.
See our Officers and Committees page for descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of Officers and Coordinating Council Members.
Thanks for your interest in building the Wisconsin Green Party!Submit self-nomination
Peter Carriveau commented on Officers and Committees 2017-03-29 15:09:10 -0500Where are the council districts located? How are they broken up?
Peter Carriveau donated 2018-01-24 09:31:27 -0600
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Peter Carriveau commented on Contact Us 2017-11-10 13:00:58 -0600We should get the word out about the upcoming special elections to see if we can get a Green on the ballot. http://elections.wi.gov/elections-voting/elections
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