The first caucus organized in 2017 by eleven women, six of whom met during the Grand Rapids state membership meeting in February 2018. They planned to submit paperwork and hold another meeting at the state membership meeting in Traverse City. However, another caucus formed with three other women who filed paperwork before the first group did. As planned, the initial group met and filed formation paperwork at the Traverse City state membership meeting.
Women's Caucus 1, (Contact person: Robin Laurain) purposes:
• To uphold the key value of Feminism in the party
• To serve as a support group for members who are being oppressed by patriarchy and other party members
• To advance and increase female leadership in the state party and in participation in the party
• To advocate for women and issues affecting women in Michigan and worldwide, including issues of war and peace, violence, sexism, racism, ageism, and other forms of oppression and human rights violations
Women's Caucus 2, (Contact person: Sherry Wells) purposes:
||Nationally, to support the re-introduction and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment
||To encourage women of this state to join the Green Party of Michigan and to be in its leadership
||To encourage female members of the Green Party of Michigan to run for local, federal and statewide office
||To join with other women's groups to achieve the objectives of equality and equity for all females.
The list of members will go to the two contact people, Robin Laurain and Sherry Wells. All caucus members will be added to a Women's Caucus list serve so that all can communicate with each other.