Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Recall Governor Walker Campaign Began On Schedule In Wisconsin

Volunteers and organizers at the West Allis Recall Walker office celebrated the initial historic recall Governor Walker campaign after midnight with party poppers and champagne. Soon after they signed the recall petitions.

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Hundreds of volunteers gathered at midnight to initiate a statewide petition drive to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 15, 2011

Milwaukee - On early Tuesday, hundreds of volunteers and supporters gathered at multiple Committee to Recall Scott Walker offices in Milwaukee, West Allis, Beaver Dam, Wausau, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Appleton, Madison and Elkhorn to be the first to sign official recall petitions. Organizers officially filed the recall petition drive online with the State Government Accountability Board.
Organizers and volunteers need to get at least 540,000 valid petition signatures by January 17 to launch a recall election. They expect to get about 650,000 signatures within the next 60 days.
Governor Walker is being recall for eliminating most collective bargaining rights from most state employees. He also cut $800 million from public school funding and repealed in-state tuition for undocumented students attending state universities and colleges.
In addition to recalling Walker, a separate recall petition was also filed online to recall Rebecca Kleefisch, (R) Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor. Another 540,000 valid petition signatures are needed to recall Kleefisch as well.
A Wisconsin poll shows 6 of 10 people in the state favored recall effort to oust Republican Governor Scott Walker. Several polls by Wisconsin Public Radio and St. Norbert with a 5% margin of error indicated that this Fall about 58% favored removal from office compared to last Spring's 47%; 38% felt Walker should stay in office compared to last Spring's 48% and not sure was 4% compared to last Spring's 5%.

To download recall Walker petition go to following link: http://ow.ly/7uvZn

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