Green Party of the United States
2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application

Wisconsin Green Party


1.)                   Please provide information for each delegate and/or alternate:



Please answer question #2 below yes or no

2.)                   Is your state party seeking credentialed delegates an accredited member state Green Party of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS)?  If not, has your party submitted an application to the Accreditation Committee, which demonstrates its eligibility for membership?  Is your caucus seeking credentialed delegates already been accredited as eligible for representation on the National Committee of the GPUS? If not, is it planning on doing so before the Presidential Nominating Convention?

Yes, WIGP is an accredited member state of GPUS.


For questions #3-#5 please attach either an .rtf or .pdf document and/or a web link to the appropriate document in your email response, and a hard copy in your postal mail response

3).                   Please provide copies of all portions of your state's election law, which are relevant to the selection of delegates to a national convention, whether by primary, caucus, or petitions for national candidates.

Wisconsin State Law does not specifically address the selection of delegates to a national convention. 
See link to Wisconsin Government Accounting Board, here: 

Section 8.12 (1)(a)
Addresses the "Presidential Preference Vote", and states that: 

" No later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday in November,  the next day if Tuesday is a holiday, of the year before 
each year in which electors for president and vice president are to be elected, the state chairperson of each 
recognized political party listed on the official ballot at the last  gubernatorial election whose candidate for governor 
received at least 10% of the total votes cast for that office may  certify to the board that the party will participate in the
presidential preference primary. For each party filing such a certification, the voters of this state shall at the spring 
primary be given an opportunity to express their preference for the person to be the presidential candidate of that 
party. The Wisconsin Green Party did not meet the 10% requirement, consequently were not permitted to participate in the Spring Presidential Preference Primary.
It should be noted that this Presidential Preference Primary is notnecessarily "binding". Note the "8.12 ANNOT." that appears at the end of section 8.12, that states: "The national democratic party has a protected right of political association and may not be compelled to seat delegates chosen in an open primary in violation of the party's rules. Democratic Party of U.S. v. Wisconsin, 450 U.S. 107 (1981). This is noted only as it relates to the primacy of political party rules over open primaries..


4).                   Please list the policy of your state party/caucus regarding:

(a) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention through the provision of its presidential ballot line where it exists; or, through the qualification of such nominated candidates as write-in candidates, if such is possible under the election laws of their state; and/or

(b) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors; and/or,

 (c) any prohibition to the opposition of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors and/or Presidential Nominating Convention delegates;

 (d) any other policy of the state party regarding its post-convention relationship to the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention.; 

(e) If there is no current policy on these subjects, the application shall state that the state Green Party has not adopted a policy on these subjects."

While the WIsconsin Green Party has not officially adopted a policy on thes subjects, on July 22, 2007 we aproved co-sponsoring of he NC "We Will Run Resolution". See attached document WGIP_CC_Minutes_7_22_07 and note number 3

5).                    Please include a copy of the approved minutes of your state convention, or other body authorized to name the delegation, which documents the delegates' selection.  If approved minutes are not available, the Application shall include other documentation of the delegates' selection.

Approved minutes are not available for the authorization of our Delegates, however a confirmed list is attached, see attached document " WIGP_Delegates_2008". Additionally, for delegate selection procedures, please see attached document "Wisconsin Green Party Presidential Preference and Delegate Selection Procedures FINAL".



For question #6 please attach a scanned copy of your signed document (if possible) in your email response, and a signed hard copy in your postal mail response.  If you can not provide a scanned copy in your email response, please provide am .rtf or .pdf of document that includes the names of the signers, even if it does not have their signatures.

6.)                   Please submit a letter bearing the signature of your state party or caucus officers certifying the authenticity of the minutes.

By signing this application, your state or caucus officers certify that the delegates included in the minutes are the duly chosen delegates to the convention as provided for in the rules of the caucus or state Green Party (or grouping of Greens where there is no state party.)

Scanned copy of documentation of Delegates' selection, see attached file "Scanned signed Delegate list".