Dear ___ --
We wanted to share some highlights from
last weekend’s 2017 Wisconsin Green Party Fall Gathering to keep you
informed and empower you to get involved with the party for people,
planet, and peace over profit.
Our gathering was a spirited exercise in grassroots democracy, with
lively discussion and debate about building active local chapters
across the state, running more campaigns at all levels, getting our
message out to the people, raising the funds we need to support a
growing party, and how we can break through to reach the 61% of
Americans who are fed up with the broken 2-party system.
Marsch from NORML spoke about plans to decriminalize and
ultimately legalize marijuana in Wisconsin. 64% of Americans now
support legalizing marijuana, yet the overwhelming majority of
politicians either oppose it or do nothing - a perfect example of how
the 2-party system blocks real progress. Most Greens in attendance
were enthusiastic about supporting the growing movement to legalize
marijuana and end the failed, unjust policy of prohibition.
We elected new officers, and discussed goals we want
the Green Party to achieve and how we can organize to do it. We
decided to consider changes to our structure to become a more
effective, accountable, and democratic organization and to actively
encourage members to participate in building our
We need your help!
If you are interested in getting involved with the Wisconsin Green
Party to help work on elections, membership outreach, communications,
platform, finance, or information technology, please take a look at our committees and let us know
how you might want to help.
If you are interested in helping the Green Party to review our
structure and consider changes, including our party’s constitution,
policies and procedures, please consider joining our Structure
Team that is beginning to work on these issues.
We decided by consensus to update our membership dues structure to
ensure that our party has the resources we need to grow and support
new chapters and campaigns, without excluding anyone based on ability
Please become a member or renew your
membership today to support our work!
It was a long meeting, but many dedicated Greens stayed for hours
afterwards to keep discussing how we can build the Green Party into a
more effective force for peace, justice, democracy, and ecology.
We’re looking forward to 2018 elections, but building a party of,
by, and for the people can’t wait. Let us know today if you want to
help and we’ll get back to you to chat about how you can
As we said at the close of our Fall Gathering: If not now, when? If
not us, who? We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!
Co-chairs, Wisconsin Green Party
Wisconsin Green Party