McKinney joins WI GP Prez caucuses

Rep. Cynthia McKinney to announce entry into WI Green Party presidential caucuses in State Capitol and Milwaukee, Tuesday


Six-term Congresswoman, former Democrat and now Green Party member Cynthia McKinney is coming to Madison and Milwaukee on Tuesday, December 11th, as part of her “Power to the People” tour, promoting her campaign to win the Green Party nomination for President of the United States.

Congresswoman McKinney will announce her candidacy and hold a press conference at the Madison State Capitol, room 330 SW at 12:30 PM. She will speak at UW Milwaukee Campus, Bolton, room 150 at 7 PM, and will attend a fundraiser directly after at Espresso Christoph coffee shop, 3116 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee.

Rep. McKinney was the first African-American woman from Georgia elected to Congress, serving six terms in the House. Prior to completing her most recent term, she introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush charging him with manipulating intelligence and lying to justify the war in Iraq, failing to uphold accountability and violating privacy laws with his domestic spying program. The articles also included charges against Vice President Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

”Like Robert M. LaFollette Sr., Rep. McKinney has abandoned the establishment parties and chosen to run for president as a progressive, independent of the two-party system,” said Ron Hardy, Co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party. “During World War I, that establishment demonized Fighting Bob La Follette; today, during the Iraq War, Rep. McKinney is their target. We welcome her into the Green Party, to join us in our efforts to bring democracy, nonviolence, and justice to our country.”

In addition to McKinney, other Green candidates appearing on the Wisconsin Green Party’s presidential ballot will be:

  • Jared Ball – college professor from the District of Columbia,
  • Jesse Johnson – filmmaker and film company owner from West Virginia,
  • Jerry Kann – child welfare non-profit administrative assistant from New York,
  • Kent Mesplay – air quality inspector from California,
  • Joe Schriner – journalist and author from Ohio, and
  • Kat Swift – non-profit bookkeeper from Texas.

[Distribution of this release by the Wisconsin Green Party does not imply endorsement of any candidate for the presidential nomination.]

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