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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 07:51 AM
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Hundreds (JS says a thousand) rallied in Walker's Neighborhood....
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 08:07 AM by HereSince1628


Hundreds March Near Walker's Home in Massive Petition Drive
By Marti Mikkelson
November 16, 2011 | WUWM | Milwaukee, WI

Hundreds of people gathered near Gov. Scott Walkers home in Wauwatosa Tuesday night, to vent their anger over his bill to gut collective bargaining rights for most public workers. The rally was part of a kickoff effort to recall the governor. WUWMs Marti Mikkelson visited the neighborhood, where a massive signature drive was underway.

Modest brick homes line the street where the governor lives and several neighbors are walking their dogs or raking their leaves. In the midst of these after work activities, recall volunteers are setting up tables in several yards a few doors down from the governors house. Patricia McFarland is hosting a steady stream of people, who are lining up at one of the tables to sign recall petitions. She says she has no problem holding a recall signature drive on the block where the governor lives.

We feel its important for people to speak up. We feel that the way he came into office was dishonest. He never said he was going to get rid of collective bargaining. Hes been very dangerous for the common good. I care about Badger Care. I care about my students. Im a teacher and its time to throw the bum out, McFarland says.

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http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/organizers-start-the-clock-on-recall-of-walker-3-gop-senators-ds32e1b-133880393.html




Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker marched past his Wauwatosa home Tuesday night to cap a day of activity launching the recall effort against the governor, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican senators.

The atmosphere of the march, which drew more than 1,000 protesters as well as Walker supporters, echoed the tenor of protests at the Capitol this year. Organizers said some Walker neighbors welcomed marchers and allowed their driveways to be used to sign recall petitions. Protesters carried signs such as one that read "Occupy Walker's Street" in all capital letters.

The recall group United Wisconsin started Tuesday with a 12:01 a.m. electronic filing, then hours later marched through downtown Madison to make the paper filing with state elections officials. The Madison march was led by two possible Walker opponents if a recall election is triggered - former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin President Mahlon Mitchell.
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Chiquitita Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:04 AM
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1. It warms my heart!
Nice picture too. On Wisconsin!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:23 AM
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2. The WPR-St Norbert Poll showing 60% favor recall is great!
25% of Republicans support the recall effort.

And there are 3 more republican state senators being recalled in districts that had been democratic.

Walker was telling everyone the people were over it...but it appears Badgers have excellent Recall.



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Chiquitita Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:32 AM
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3. ya just shouldn't get badgers mad like that.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:42 AM
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4. As a volunteer organizer for the Dem Party, I can tell you other volunteers are...
... enthusiastic, committed and plentiful. We're going to get this done!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:44 AM
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5. Excellent! We are counting on you!
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 08:47 AM
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6. Organizers believe the number was closer to 2,500.
It was a wonderful night.

NGU.

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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 09:10 AM
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7. It's not all about the collective bargaining issue
Every news story states that the recall movement is because of collective bargaining, but there are so many other reasons to want to recall Walker and take back the legislature. Their whole program has been a disaster. Everybody has an issue that tops the list, and mine is the voter ID law that will affect so many thousands of voters.

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