We, the executive committee and membership of the Stevens Point Area Green Party, are formally endorsing Representative Katrina Shankland in the upcoming November 6th election. Greens do not typically endorse Democrats, however, we feel it is important in the current political climate to sow the seeds of solidarity whenever possible. Though our political goals do not always align there is enough overlap in our platform with the Portage County Democratic Party to see in Katrina a ready and steadfast ally. We recognize Katrina as someone who takes seriously what an “elected representative” is and is supposed to do.
Katrina has been a strong ally on many of the issues we care about from expanding public transit, to limiting high capacity wells, protecting wetlands, advocating for expanded medicaid coverage, and she has called out, and taken stances on, issues of racial bias where other elected leaders have opted not to make their positions clear or, worse, are on the wrong side of the issue. Katrina has been an outspoken advocate for, and supporter of, our efforts to raise awareness of key political discourses including the environmental lecture and book series started this year by our UWSP campus chapter.
Katrina takes to heart her role as an elected representative and listens empathetically to the citizens of her district. She is a strong, confident leader who champions both social and environmental causes that affect not only us, but the quality of life of all the residents of the state of Wisconsin. We are lucky to have such a strong leader representing us in Madison and look forward to continuing to work with her for the betterment of our community, county, region and all of Wisconsin. Join us on November 6th in casting your ballot for Katrina Shankland!