Have you thought about running for office?
Even if you haven’t, consider the following: Americans are close to rebellion against the political establishment. National polls consistently show 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 2020 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.
We will be holding a Green Campaign School this Saturday November 9th in Madison 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.
We highly encourage people who are planning to run for office (or considering a campaign) to attend, as well as prospective campaign managers and other key team members.
The need has never been greater for real solutions to the urgent problems in our communities and our world, many of which are boiling over into full-blown crises.
But the establishment parties are moving us in the wrong direction. Neither corporate-funded party is demonstrating the values and vision we need to revolutionize American politics.
There’s never been a better time for people who care about our future to join together and build the new major party our country so badly needs. The Green Party can seize this moment to bring about the transformation we need at every level: in our local, state, and federal governments, our economy, our society, and our relationship with the Earth we depend on.
The Greens are the only national party with a consistent stand against corporate money in politics, and a platform that could unite millions in a new populist progressive movement. In today’s climate of political realignment, a rising party that empowers regular people to run for office to fight for the people - not corporate lobbyists or super PACs - has the potential to catch fire.
But political movements don’t build themselves. We need candidates who are willing to stand up and carry the Green banner. Win or lose, every Green campaign plants the seeds of future victory, by bringing Green values into the mainstream, challenging establishment politicians to answer for their failures, and recruiting new members into the movement - including future candidates and elected officials.
At the local level, Greens in Wisconsin have won over 50% of the races they’ve entered. Running more candidates at all levels will not only make a difference in our communities, it will also help build the critical mass we need to win higher office and turn our values of peace, justice, democracy and ecology into reality.
It will also strengthen the growing movement to fix our broken electoral system with reforms like ranked choice voting, proportional representation, and publicly financed elections.
A shocking number of elections go uncontested, which means even more opportunities for concerned citizens to make an impact.
If you’re willing to consider running for office to build the movement for people, planet, and peace, the Wisconsin Greens want to talk with you!
Petitioning for local non-partisan office for 2020 Spring elections begins in December. The Wisconsin Green Party will decide on endorsements for 2020 Fall elections at our Spring Gathering in April.
Building a bridge to the better world we know is possible begins whenever you’re ready!