WIGP officer self-nomination

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!

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  • Tom Rodman
    commented 2020-11-14 07:55:58 -0600
    I’m seeking re-election as an alternate delegate to the Green Party National Committee. I’ve been active in the WI Greens for years, supporting party organizing through IT support, and work on several WIGP committees. My issues include peace, climate change, and public banking/monetary reform.


    Also nominating myself (as a second choice) to run as a delegate to the Green Party National Committee.


    Also nominating myself as a CD4 rep for the coordinating council — I currently hold this position. Alternatively, I would also accept one of the at large positions for the coordinating council.
  • Mike McCallister
    commented 2020-11-13 20:04:48 -0600
    I’m Mike McCallister and am seeking re-election as an alternate to the Green Party National Committee. I’ve been an active Green since 1999, first in Boulder, Colorado, then in Milwaukee. I’ve served as a co-chair of the Greater Milwaukee Green Party for the last two years, and was elected as an NC alternate last year.


    I’ve fought for independent working class politics for nearly my whole life. Before joining the Greens, I was an activist in the Wisconsin Labor Farm Party, and was chair of the South Central Wisconsin Labor Party Advocates in the 1990s.


    In the last year, I’ve learned much about how the Greens on the national level function (and fails to function). I would like to play a role in strengthening the party after this difficult campaign year. Greens need to take the campaign for a Green New Deal to cities, towns and states in 2021 to combat the climate crisis and the crisis of racism.


    I ask for your support.
  • Samuel Chance
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  • Samuel Chance
    commented 2020-11-13 17:35:04 -0600
    I would like to self nominate for Congressional District 2 Representative to the coordinating council. I became an official member of the WIGP earlier this year in April, but have a supporter of Green, leftist, and progressive politics since I became politically active. I have been an active participant with the Four Lakes Greens, and have also attended the Green Social functions. I drafted the Four Lakes Greens Racial Justice statement.


    It is imperative over the next year that we grow the party both in terms of membership and in terms of participation in activist work. To achieve that we must remain as a party that is welcoming and inclusive of all people regardless of their racial or gender identities. We must stand for and alongside those who are marginalized by society.
  • Patti Ashby
    commented 2020-11-13 17:14:18 -0600
    National Committee Alternate
  • Patti Ashby
    commented 2020-11-13 17:13:41 -0600
    Elections Treasurer
  • Dave Schwab
    commented 2020-11-13 12:00:52 -0600
    I’d like to self-nominate for National Committee Representative. As co-chair of the WIGP, and having worked on campaigns for Jill Stein, Howie Hawkins, Lisa Savage, and others, I’ve been very active building the Green Party in Wisconsin and nationally. Now I’m ready to take my skills, experience, and commitment to the National Committee to help Green Party US grow into the next major party in the United States.
  • Thistle Pettersen
    followed this page 2020-11-13 07:07:31 -0600
  • Bill Breihan
    commented 2020-11-13 06:39:04 -0600
    Operations Treasurer
  • Thistle Pettersen
    commented 2020-11-12 19:05:29 -0600
    Dear Fellow Green Party Members of Wisconsin,


    I joined the Green Party this year soon after I heard that the Georgia Green Party endorsed the Declaration on Women’s Sex Based Rights. Being very active in the feminist movement as a radio show producer for Women’s Liberation Radio News, it caught my interest and rekindled my desire to be both a feminist and an environmental activist.


    I was active in the UW Campus Greens in the early 1990’s here in Madison. I have previously worked on Ralph Nader’s campaign and translated a Green Party document from Spanish to English for some Spanish Greens back in the 90’s.


    I’ve always considered myself a Green, whether I am active in the party or not. This year, was the year for me to reactivate.


    I have decades of experience with environmental and community organizing under my belt. I have successfully organized benefit fundraisers that bring citizens together in solidarity while raising five figures in revenue for causes such as preventing lethal mining in northern Wisconsin and pipeline expansion by Enbridge.


    I am a published singer/songwriter and have written several songs for the cause of clean water and Green /Independent Politics. You may explore my music linked below.


    I love people and working on ways to find common ground and move forward towards common goals. I offer myself to serve in either or both of these roles:


    Congressional District Representative for District 2

    National Committee Representative/Alternate


    I hope you will elect me for one or both of the positions I am running for. Thank you and I look forward to meeting folks at the gathering this weekend.


    Thistle Pettersen

    District 2

    Madison


    https://wlrnmedia.wordpress.com/

    https://www.thistlepettersen.com/

    http://www.fortuinforgeorgia.com/vote_fortuin_for_senate_for_georgia_for_democracy
  • Sam Michael
    commented 2020-11-06 16:52:04 -0600
    Hello, my name is Sam Michael and i’d like to be nominated for a national committee representative. I would also be interested in being a recording secretary. I have been with the green party since 2016. I have petitioned for Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker in 2020. I’ve worked with the Green Party At UW-Milwaukee. I think I would be a great recording secretary because i’ve taken notes for peace action Wisconsin, and have had experience with note taking at meetings. As a national committee rep I think I would have some good ideas on how to improve the messaging of the green party, and help make the Green Party a strong viable party in the near future. I would also look to ensure that we have Greens running in every local election.
  • Barbara Dahlgren
    commented 2020-11-06 14:26:18 -0600
    Greetings Greens,


    I would like to nominate myself for recording secretary. While my service as co-chair will end November 14th, my service in this organization will not. I want to use this position to make myself available to help the next group of Green leaders and continue to share in some of the responsibility of leadership in general.
    I also have a checklist of documentation projects from the last few years of having worked in this organization which need to be archived and shared appropriately. I want to improve the processes and availability of WIGP documentation and records for the general membership both for transparency and to make the call to Green leadership easier through the precise documentation and archival organization of the accomplishments, routines, and challenges experienced in previous Green administrations. As the recording secretary, I would be able to focus on the archival activities which are vital, yet underperformed by our activists who have their attention split between many activities.


    Digitizing old documents for widespread access and searchability, aggregating digital information into one organized, user friendly, searchable location are a few of these projects. Another is to work with the membership committee and corresponding secretary on how to access up-to-date information on committee decisions to ensure members are more able to become actively involved in helping the Green Party voice get louder and the Green organization grow. I have been taking minutes for WIGP committees and filled in on this task at the coordinating council level over the years. I think my activity here has proven my capabilities in performing the main tasks of this office- namely reliability and routine minute-taking, and I would be happy to continue working in this capacity.


    Thank you all for your consideration,


    Barbara Dahlgren
  • Jeffrey Jacobs
    commented 2020-04-14 21:20:56 -0500
    Recording Secretary
  • Jo' Nathan Kingfisher
    commented 2019-12-18 18:52:39 -0600
    20 plus years active Green Party

    20 plus years professional career Education/Conservation Teacher & Consultant: “Eco-ocracy”


    Advocating a Peace Treaty

    with the Forces of Nature & Humanity


    Ojibwe/Ojibwa/Ojibway/Chippewa

    Anishinaabe/Nishnaab/Shinaab


    Coordinating Council – 7th district
  • Jo' Nathan Kingfisher
    commented 2019-12-16 19:21:35 -0600
    Coordinating Council member

    7th district
  • Howard Ross
    commented 2019-11-05 13:29:24 -0600
    Like to represent any district
  • Jeff Reese
    commented 2019-10-11 16:50:22 -0500
    Would like to once again represent the 6th District.
  • juliee de la terre
    commented 2019-10-04 12:43:01 -0500
    I would like to represent my district

    I am from Richland County
  • Alex Henning
    commented 2019-07-12 10:33:54 -0500
    Hi Green Party People!


    To be upfront and earnest, I don’t feel like I’m necessarily running for a specific position, I’d like to think of myself as the kind of person who tries to find needs and fill those needs. I’m personally interested in the platform committee and potentially the youth caucus, but I think I could be happy and helpful in a variety of positions. If anybody has any suggestions, I’m eager and willing to get started.


    About me: I’m 24 and a law student at UW-Madison who feels strongly that our current American energy production methodologies and energy consumption levels entirely unsustainable. Currently, I work for the Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin defending indigent folks accused of federal crimes in the Western District of Wisconsin. In the past, I have worked at a variety of summer camps that stress sustainability, and I have worked for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota & Iowa. I spearheaded initiatives to reduce waste and reduce energy consumption at Beloit College as the student body Vice-President and Financial Director.


    In my personal life, I have taken steps to reduce my environmental impact; my yearly energy consumption(carbon footprint) is now roughly 2.5 standard deviations below the average American adult. I’m always working hard to do more. However, now I would like to start implementing policy changes on the local level. For example, San Francisco banned plastic shopping bags in 2007. Governor Walker blocked Wisconsin municipalities from following suit with S.B. 730 several years ago. Now that Governor Evers is in office, it seems likely that we could get single-use plastic bags out of Madison and out of our landfills. I believe this could be a meaningful goal that could be accomplished in under a year, which I would like to work on. I have several other ideas in the works as well.


    Basically, I find myself with quite a bit of free time and a passion for green activism, and I think becoming involved in local Green politics would be a good outlet for me.


    Thanks for the consideration!


    Alex
  • Jon Henrich
    commented 2019-01-17 18:09:01 -0600
    Coordinating Council—At Large.


    I’d like to bring Information Technology to the forefront as much as I can. This includes improving security and privacy practices, as well as letting the younger generations know that this is intrinsic to the party as we move forward. I will also bring representation for Atheism/Humanism.
  • Michael White
    commented 2019-01-17 17:40:22 -0600
    Coordinating Council; CD 3 or At Large

    I was our candidate for Governor; I am a National Committee delegate; I am former Co-Chair and I continue to be active in moving the WIGP forward.
  • Jeff Reese
    commented 2019-01-17 12:20:38 -0600
  • Jeff Reese
    commented 2019-01-17 12:20:21 -0600
    Coordinating Council – 6th Congressional District
  • David Soumis
    commented 2019-01-14 21:05:28 -0600
    Coordinating Council CD 2 or at large


    I have been a supporter of the GP since its inception. I had been elected to the CC a couple of years ago but had to step down for personal reasons. I now have the time needed to be effective.


    I have been active in Veterans for Peace, have done a lot of street work, talking to people, organizing events and marches. Member of 350.org. Have participated in many environmental promoting events. Peace is my main passion.
    I want to see our values change from profit acquisition and materialism to protecting the planet, its life, and to uplift humanity. I strongly believe the purpose of government is to uplift the people and protect the planet.
  • Jo' Nathan Kingfisher
    commented 2018-12-27 10:00:55 -0600
    Coordinating Council;

    7th district


    communication, platform, structure

    committees


    critical issues:

    Separation of chuch and State;

    transition to sustainable society


    Mr. Z.B. Kingfisher
  • Jo' Nathan Kingfisher
    commented 2018-12-26 14:13:28 -0600
    Ojibwe-Ojibwa-Ojibway-Chippewa

    Anishinaabe Native American Indian

    Non-Federal Indian

    Ethnic Genetic Blood member:

    Gete-Waaswaaganing, Aagimaak-Aki,

    Moongingwanekong-minis


    Minnesota State Licensed Teacher:

    Ojibwe Anishinaabe

    Language, Culture & History;

    kindergarden through high school

    Tribal & Community College


    My professional life

    has been as centered

    on education and conservation


    I have taught all state certified

    sciences & mathematics

    Ojibwe Anishinaabe

    language, culture & history

    in public, reservation & BIA settings


    Former Federal employee

    with the United States Forest Service


    Non-United States service veteran:

    Equator & Jammu/Kashmir;

    exiled government of Tibet


    Attended 9 universities & colleges:


    Bachelors of Science: Biology

    Alma College


    Bachelors of Arts: Language, Culture

    & History

    (self-reflective Native Anthropology)

    Michigan State University


    Tibetan Studies:

    University of Michigan


    92 graduate credits:

    professional development


    former visiting guest faculty:

    University of Arizona (Tucson)

    Bureau of Ethnography

    Department of Anthropology


    Dual-Citizen:

    Ojibwe Anishinaabe

    United States of America


    current land-owner in Ashland WI,

    Aagimaak-Aki;

    7th congressional district

    of Wisconsin


    Active with the Green Party

    for the last 20 years


    Committed to

    authority accountability

    nuclear de-escalation

    fossil fuels de-escalation


    Go Green Society!!!!

    Environmental & Humanitarian

    Justice
  • Nathan Pelkey
    commented 2018-11-30 19:30:32 -0600
    I am interested in becoming the Wisconsin Green Party’s treasurer. This is a vital role for the state party and I’m willing to put in the time and effort to see it done in accordance of laws and in a manner fitting of green party values.
  • Alexander Law
    commented 2017-11-06 14:39:07 -0600
    I am interested in becoming a delegate as well as a member of the finance committee. I hold an MBA from UW-Madison, as well as a MA in Sustainability Leadership. My professional experience include 8 years in banking (including 4 years for a cooperative central bank in Germany), and 12 years in finance. I currently work as a program manager for the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) setting up energy efficiency and renewable energy loan programs throughout the U.S. I live in Madison together with my husband Franzo.
  • Peter Carriveau
    commented 2017-04-04 11:21:29 -0500
    I 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.
  • Melissa Thomas
    commented 2016-12-27 00:24:20 -0600
    Co-Chair