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!

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 member in question shall receive a notice before the meeting at which the decision is to be made, and a hearing if requested.

 

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

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