Dem party activists voted Sunday to back a resolution opposing new fossil fuel infrastructure projects in the United States and backing green energy projects and job creation.
The resolution also expressed support for “clean drinking water access, pipeline
decommissioning jobs and new opportunities to eliminate dirty energy projects.”
That resolution was approved 77-27 with two abstentions. It was one of two resolutions party activists approved with similar language supporting clean energy projects.
Rather than opposing all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, the second calls for limiting them in the U.S. and “expanding Green Energy infrastructure and job creation.” It passed 92-19 with three abstentions.
The party said it would work on conflicts in the language between the two resolutions at a later date.
Both votes come as the U.S. has been dealing with record-high gas prices.
Only registered delegates were allowed to vote on the resolutions. As of Sunday morning, there were 316 delegates registered to attend the convention.
Party activists shot down a resolution that called for moving Wisconsin to a unicameral Legislature as part of an effort to combat gerrymandering. The resolution called for half of the lawmakers in the proposed singled chamber to be elected in single-member districts by ranked-choice voting and the other half elected from regional party lists. It failed 82-22.
They also voted 112-6 to recommend the party’s Administrative Committee amend the bylaws to “include people who identify as gender non-binary or non-conforming at every level of party leadership.” Under current party rules, the chair, vice-chair and second vice-chair must be a combination of either two men and one woman or two women and one man.
Those proposals were all broken out of a larger package for individual debate. The broader package that was approved included resolutions advocating for more oversight of the voucher school system and codifying Roe v. Wade.
One proclaimed it is vital for “students and educators to learn how to be Anti-Racist” and advocates for districts to implement “anti-racism curriculum, accurate history curriculum, and diversity training for staff” while condemning “the racist dog whistles being used on this issue by
GOP lawmakers approved legislation this session that supporters said would ban the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 schools as well as using it in training for employees. Gov. Tony Evers vetoed the bills.