Kenosha Solidarity Rally/BLM march | NAARPR, FRSO, CPAC …

In response to an email about the NAARPR sponsored rally — said email was forwarded to the https://groups.google.com/d/contactowner/EtWcomm — I decided to go to the Kenosha Solidarity Rally/BLM march at 5pm near at the Municipal blg.

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Automated cell phone pop up alert at 6:30pm warning us of 7pm Kenosha curfew.

Powerful chanting— on mic and off, good energy, clearly a mix of locals, Milwaukee people, and Chicago people, including Frank Chapman. FRSO banner there, Chapman’s CPAC people there, also NAARPR. Perhaps 130 people?

The (national guard?) pulled up in 3-4 hum-vees/troop carriers at the end of march just before 7pm. One tall thin older white guy positioned himself in from of the convoy — the demonstration organizers artfully defused the situation. These were canvass covered troop carriers with perhaps 4-6 troops per truck — men visible through the open to air back ends. I went home, honoring the impending curfew — the bulk of the crowd seemed to be gathering in front of the Municipal building again.

Many boarded up windows at gas stations, small biz, and major gov blgs. A couple of burned up blgs. Some artful graffiti on the particle board. We had passed a used car lot filled with entirely burned up cars!

My hunch or impression is that Kenosha is damaged and vulnerable. The protestors quieted down as we past the burned out used car lot — sobering. I left there inspired by the effort, unity and young spirit.

As Chapman says:

escalation is getting masses of people out into these streets
this is no time to slow the rebellion down

troop carrier in Kenosha

Greater Milwaukee Green Party: YES for MPS!

GREATER MILWAUKEE GREEN PARTY SUPPORTS “YES” VOTE ON MPS REFERENDUM

The Greater Milwaukee Green Party calls on Milwaukee residents to vote Yes on the Milwaukee Public Schools’ (MPS) funding referendum on April 7.

Education is a right for all people. The $87 million per year that this referendum will raise is just a start towards repairing the damage successive Wisconsin legislatures have done to MPS in its drive to privatize public education.

Since the “school choice” program to send public money to private schools began in the 1980s, corporate interests have dominated education policy. It’s time for public school students and teachers interests to come first.

This referendum is a step in the right direction on the path to better public schools.  Though it will not stop private interests from continuous siphoning of public school funding through voucher programs and Tax Incremental Funding districts), it is a necessity.  Much like running a generator while the power lines are down, this referendum ensures we still accommodate our students as we work to bring other public dollars back to MPS.

This referendum will help MPS fund technical education and library services to give kids a better chance of understanding the world around them, and the tools to make change.

The art and music programs that this referendum will fund are not frills. They are essential to helping young people express themselves and create change.

Greens support the nationwide push for better teacher pay, better health care and library services, and better support services for children in every school district.

It is no accident that the attack on public schools is focused on urban districts where students most often experience the effects of racism, poverty, structural unemployment, and the violence that ensues where hope for the future is lacking.

We need public schools to help the next generation lead the fight against the climate crisis, systemic racism, and corporate domination. Public schools are democratic institutions essential in the fight for a broader democracy. We need the schools our kids deserve!

Vote YES for MPS!

For more information, go to the referendum campaign site: https://www.voteyesformps.org/

We Need a Green New Deal!

3pm Sun Sep 22, Kern Park, 3614 N Humboldt Blvd, 53212    See https://zq3q.org/z/9oj

As the world strikes against the climate crisis, people are looking for a solution that protects life on the planet without destroying the living standards of working people — A Green New Deal!

The Greater Milwaukee Green Party invites you to hear a panel of Greens and other activists discuss the meaning of the Green New Deal, and what we need to do to get it.

Sunday’s panel includes –
Mike McCallister – MC
George Martin – Greater Milwaukee Green Party
Milwaukee City/County Joint Task Force on Climate and Economic Equity – representing NAACP
Carter Reitman – Ecosocialist Working Group of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged – bring your checkbook.

Pls post these flyers to promote the event.

2019 Annual National Meeting of Green Party US

The 2019 Annual National Meeting of the Green Party of the United States will be held on the campus of Salem State University in historic Salem, Massachusetts.

The meeting will occur on the Central Campus beginning on Thursday, July 25 and ends on Sunday, July 28.

It’s an exciting time to network with other Greens from across the nation and learn more about fighting to put people, peace, and planet over profit!

To find out more and to register, please follow this link.

Green & Growing!

2019 Green Party Annual National Meeting

The Green Party’s Annual National Meeting for 2019 is scheduled for July 25-28, 2019 in the beautiful, historic coastal city of Salem, Massachusetts.

There will be opportunities for organizing, networking, workshops, and events including:

  • Thursday Special Opening Event
  • Workshops
  • Sightseeing
  • Plenary sessions
  • Fundraiser
  • Networking opportunities
  • Caucus and committee meetings
  • Keynote speakers
  • Anti-oppression training
  • And, much more…

For more information, click on this link.

As the time draws nearer, Greater Milwaukee Green Party will be discussing transportation options (anyone up for a road trip?) and sharing further details.

For now, mark your calendar and consider attending!

We are Green & Growing!

Legitimate Candidates Belong in Gubernatorial Debates

By Co-Chair Barbara Dahlgren

Tonight (Friday, October 19th) the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) held a debate for the gubernatorial candidates, but they had no intention of including any of the other candidates who are on the ballot.  All candidates filled out the appropriate paperwork and collected at least 2,000 signatures to legitimize their campaigns for ballot access; yet, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association believes attaching a dollar amount and corporate poll numbers (which often don’t include parties and candidates besides the Democratic and Republican candidates) are better deciding factors than the Constitution and the judgement of Wisconsinites to determine who they want to lead Wisconsin.

The Green Party and Dr. White’s gubernatorial campaign object to the WBA’s undemocratic omissions of candidates.  The American tradition of debates should not be a private affair. Debates should be public events where all candidates can present their ideas in equal time to the public.

Governor Forum #2

Original post from mwhite4gov (Candidate Forum).

There is a forum this afternoon at Edgewood High School, in the Krantz Center (2219 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711), at 4:00 pm. If you are in the area or love to drive, stop by to give support to Michael White and listen to the wonderful discussion the candidates have.

If this is anything like the previous forum, it will be a calm, pleasant, and enjoyable discussion among the candidates.

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