Wisconsin Green Party Fall Gathering November 5
November 4, 2011 in State Party News
The Wisconsin Green Party’s Fall Gathering and Membership Meeting is happening this Saturday (Nov 5, 2011) at Ripon College, hosted by the Ripon Campus Greens. The Campus Greens group have also arranged for a Presentation by Ben Manski at 3 PM on Youth & Activism. Ben Manski ran for State Assembly in Madison in 2010 finishing in second place (of 4 candidates) with 31% of the vote. Manski has also been a vocal and visible organizer in the Labor Protests in Wisconsin that began last Spring.
At the Fall Meeting the Wisconsin Green Party elects new Officers and Coordinating Council reps, Delegates to the National Committee, and will be discussing and preparing for the 2012 elections. In Wisconsin, local non-partisan elections are in April (with December signature gathering), while the partisan elections will be in November 2012 with June signature gathering. Wisconsin Greens will also be discussing and approving a “Presidential Preference Process” for polling the membership and allocating delegates to the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention next summer. Wisconsin does not have a state run primary for the Green Party, so the WIGP will conduct their own ballot and determine how many delegates the Candidates get next Spring.
The Wisconsin Green Party will have to collect signatures to get the Green Party Presidential ticket on the ballot this year. They will need 2,000 signatures collected in August 2012, due September 7, 2012.
Logistics for getting to the meeting are here: http://wisconsingreenparty.org/?q=node/140
New members and non-members are welcome.