Thousands of grassroots volunteers and union members from across the state have put in countless hours in order to restore democracy, save Wisconsin’s middle class and put Wisconsin back on the right path. Together, recall activists have collected over one million signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker. One million signatures is just shy of the 1.12 million votes Scott Walker received in 2010 and represents nearly half of the Wisconsin electorate.
Recall activists have surpassed all signature gathering goals and will turn in enough signatures to trigger special recall elections for Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Sen. Pam Galloway, Sen. Terry Moulton, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and Sen. Van Wanggaard.
“There is no question about it. Wisconsinites want to recall Gov. Walker in order to put an end to his disastrous agenda and stop his attacks on working families” explained Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “Putting corporate allies above the people of Wisconsin has led to months of job loss and a compromised economy. Destroying collective bargaining rights for public employees has hurt thousands of families and small businesses across the state. The ripple affects of Gov. Walker’s union-busting bill are estimated to cost Wisconsin 18,000 private-sector jobs a year.”
“For sixty days union and community members have organized at union halls, grocery stores and bowling allies around the state to recall Scott Walker and those who walk in lock-step with his extreme and dangerous agenda,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “Last February, when Gov. Walker announced his plan to bust public sector unions and the middle class, a spark was lit and the people of Wisconsin began to take notice of Gov. Walker’s real agenda. This is a governor who crippled the rights of workers, raised taxes on the poor, compromised our children’s education and made it harder for Wisconsinites to vote. The signs are clear, his agenda is not working and the people of Wisconsin won’t stand for two more years of Gov. Walker.”